Colchester Castle Is Under Siege!

29/08/2021 - 30/08/2021

Colchester Castle

Included in admission

Suitable for Families

History, Storytelling, Special

About this Event

Head to the Castle over the August Bank Holiday weekend and step into an early medieval encampment filled with magic and mystery! This extra special days will be packed with live demonstrations, interactive exhibits and plenty of fun for the whole family.

Learn more about medieval warfare and see for yourself what skills Knights would have needed to go into battle with live demonstrations and expert talks. Wander around the Castle encampment, take in the aromas of traditional medieval cuisine and learn more about medieval food and diet. You can also discover more about medieval skills such as spinning and weaving.

For the brave young Knights, Warrior Princes and Princesses, we need you to face a smoke breathing dragon! Can you help tame the beast to save Colchester and its historic Castle?! Our dragon will be appearing at 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm.

An action-packed day out is guaranteed! 

This event is suitable for all ages.


This event is included as part of Castle admission.

How to Book

Booking is required. Tickets include full entry to Colchester Castle as well as the Medieval Encampment. To book your ticket, please call 01206 282939.