Press release

30 April 2016

Tudors at the Tower family festival, Tower of London, Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May 2016 10.00-17.00

‘Tudors at the Tower’ returns to the Tower of London for May bank holiday family fun. The famous Tower moat will be filled with Tudor themed activities for one special weekend. At the centre of the hustle and bustle of this recreated Tudor world are Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn as newlyweds in 1533 – meet the king and queen as they prepare for Anne’s coronation. Kids can get stuck in with hands on activities; have a go at shooting a crossbow, make your own candle or dress up in Tudor costume. Choose your role in Tudor court with the ‘Tudor Quest’ and train as a knight, take part in a masque or learn how to be a fool. Families can marvel at the skill of trained craftsmen with demonstrations from skilled carpenters, stonemason and blacksmiths. Our Tudor kitchens team will fill the moat with delicious smells of roasting meats and stories of lavish royal feasts.

Even the tiniest historians will be entertained with special soft play areas for ages 0-5, with arts and crafts activities for all ages throughout the day. Screenings of Aardman animation on Anne Boleyn’s coronation, specially commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces, will take place in our film zone.

Activities will take place between 10.00 and 17.00 each day, and visitors can continue their visit inside the Tower walls where history really happened.

Notes for editors

For more information and images, please contact the Historic Royal Palaces press office on 020 3166 6340 or email Pauline.Stobbs@hrp.org.uk

‘Tudors at the Tower’ is included in the Tower of London general admission fee. For booking and visitor information, please visit www.hrp.org.uk