Here's how you can try sword fighting at Berkeley Castle this May half term

Learn swashbuckling skills and find out if you have what it takes to become a warrior at Berkeley Castle's Knight School this May half term.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
Dressed to Kill knights are riding into Berkeley Castle to teach sword fighting skills at Knight School, this May half term.

A team of accomplished warriors are teaching budding knights how to wield a sword at Berkeley Castle, as Knight School returns for May half term.

Taking place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May 2024, youngsters can learn sword fighting skills from Dressed to Kill — a group of real-life, fighting knights who are master crafters of armour!

Cheer them on in the Warrior Show, with the chance to see these expert warriors in action each day on the Lower Lawn, and marvel at the incredible, authentic steel armour on display. 

An ideal half term activity for five to 12-year-olds, Dressed to Kill provides historical entertainment in the atmospheric setting of Berkeley Castle, which boasts 900 years of history as a striking example of a medieval fortress.

Please note, places at Knight School must be booked separately to general admission, and adults must purchase their own admission ticket to accompany their aspiring knights.


Knight School at Berkeley Castle


Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 May 2024


Knight School takes place at 12.30pm and 2.30pm


Entry to Knight School cost £8, in addition to general admission


(01453) 810303

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