The Great Tudor Games

When

Start date: 25 July 2020
End date: 23 August 2020

10:00-18:00

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Join team Henry and become a Tudor sports star

From combat to cooking, wrestling to revelling, throw yourself into the competition of Henry VIII’s court.

Have a go at sword fighting, crossbow, 16th-century football and a 'Tudor dance-off' during our summer of sporting activities for all the family.

Win a medal that Henry VIII himself would be proud to wear, experience falconry and wrestling, and see Tudor cookery demonstrations.

Let the games begin!

Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Children and actors dressed in Tudor costumes enjoy a range of Tudor sports including falconry, archery, quintain and football.
Events Families

500 years ago, Henry VIII and Francois I’s bid to outdo each other ended in a draw. Fresh from the Field of Cloth of Gold, join both kings at Hampton Court Palace for a second chance at glory!

23 May - 31 May 2020

Hampton Court Palace

10:00-18:00

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Henry VIII (1491-1547) June 1526-June 1527, by LUCAS HORENBOUT (C. 1490/5-1544)
Things to see

Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

10 April - 31 August 2020

Hampton Court Palace

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Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

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Hampton Court Palace

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