summer Sudeley castle is hosting a range of activities aimed at
keeping the kids keen through the whole of the summer.
is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, on the edge of Winchcombe.
Sudeley is a specially constructed adventure playground set in the
gardens of Sudeley Castle.
the over-fives with a sense of adventure, there is the opportunity
to sail in Boteler's Boat, cross the swinging bridge, climb high
into the trees along Siege Tower Walk or hide in the tunnels and
dungeons lurking beneath the castle.
is also a small play area for toddlers and a dedicated picnic area
for the whole family.
Sense of History
activities reflect the history of the Castle and are aimed at giving
the children a sense of what it would have been like to be a medieval
can create medieval scrolls, design and colour their own personal
shields or make their own crown jewels.
the more energetic there is even a dragon treasure hunt. Kids can
also take part in clay modelling, flower pot painting and making
special gifts with pressed flowers.
you are planning in visiting Sudeley Castle then you might be interested
to know that it was once the home to Queen Katherine Parr who was
one of Henry VIII's six wives and has also been visited by Anne
Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I and Charles I's nephew Prince Rupert of
being destroyed by Cromwell, Sudeley Castle remained derelict for
two hundreds years before restoration plans were made by John and
William Dent in 1837.
it is the home of Lord and Lady Ashcombe and the Dent-Brocklehurst
family who continue to regenerate and restore the castle and its
are ten smaller gardens surrounding the castle amounting to fourteen
acres of land which are managed using organic techniques.
garden has its own name and theme, including the White Garden that
is filled with tulips and the Secret Garden, which uses the walls
and yew hedges to create a Mediterranean style planting.
Castle is also the home of a haunting housekeeper, known as Janet,
who was devoted to the castle.
is said to be wearing a long dress and mob cap, and she has been
seen by several visitors.
is also rumoured that the castle is haunted by Prince Rupert's favourite
hunting dog who was killed during the castle's first three sieges.
further information contact Sudeley Castle on 01242 602308 or visit
Castle's Activity Programme
Sudeley, Sudeley Castle, near Winchcombe.
£1.50 over 5's, free for accompanying adults & under
adventure playground is open daily between 10.30am and 5.30pm
until 1st October 2004.
2.30pm and 3.30pm.
further information contact Sudeley Castle on 01242 602308 or
visit the website.
For Activities August 2004
Modelling - create your own masterpiece
Dragon Treasure Hunt - find the hidden dragons and save the
scrolls - design your own and imagine yourself in times past
& Jewels - design you own royal accessories fit for Kings
Pots - paint your own pot and plant it with your very own flower!
Puzzle Treasure Hunt - discover the hidden pieces then colour
flower, bookmarks and cards - create a gift for someone special.
- paint, stick and colour your own design.
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