Events 2014

2014-07-31 09.53.05-1Happening History Events for 2014
Below is a list of all the museums and historic sites we’ll be attending this year in addition to all our school work. We will continue to add to this list throughout the year so please do keep returning:

April
26-27 Dover Castle – Celebrate St Georges day by coming along to Dover Castle.  Event details to follow.  EH.

May
3-5 May Colchester Castle –
Join us at the newly opened castle to learn about medieval armour & weapons.  (Colchester Council).

25-26 MayWrest Park – Wrest at War event.  This is an annual event about WW1 & WW2.  Come and join us to learn about rationing and ARP precautions during WW2. EH.

27 – 1 June Bodiam Castle – Learn about the penny through time from its inception in the 8th century right up to the 20th C.  Mint a medieval coin (for a small charge of 50p to cover costs), print your dream cheque (well up to £999,999!) with our 1920s cheque writing machine. See coins and notes from the past.  Learn how much things might have cost in the past and what you would have earnt. Have a go with our fun vintage moneyboxes and find out why your coins are now magnetic! NT.

June

1  Bodiam Castle – Penny Through Time. NT.

23-27 & 30 Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. Displays for all Key stages. NT.

July
1-4
Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details.  Displays for All Key Stages.  NT.

28 July – 1 Aug Wrest Park – New for this year is our WW1 Assault course and rifle drill and our WW1 Nursing display.  Wear out your young uns on our assault course (age 5 up) or have a go in our rifle drill (5 up).  Help the busy nurse by winding bandages or learning how to bandage a patient.  Learn about the minor horrors of war such as rats & lice and the diseases that they caused in our timed talks.  Plus lots more, see images from the time with our amazing 3D Stereographs (very popular with the kids). EH.

August
12-14 August,  Carisbrooke Castle, IOW – Joust!  Part of a much larger event with jousting, traders, re-enactors, jester and much more.  The Sheriff (Or Shire-Reeve) will be holding trials throughout the day, learn about how you would have been tried or punished in medieval times but careful or you may end up in the stocks yourself!  Mix up a medieval medicine or learn the gruesome tales of the surgeon. EH.

19-21 August, Carisbrooke Castle, IOW – A 2nd week of Joust!  Part of a much larger event with jousting, traders, re-enactors, jester and much more.  The Sheriff (Or Shire-Reeve) will be holding trials throughout the day, learn about how you would have been tried or punished in medieval times but careful or you may end up in the stocks yourself!  Mix up a medieval medicine or learn the gruesome tales of the surgeon. EH.

24-25 Audley End –  Part of a larger WW2 event.  Ivy will be on hand to explain the rationing system.  Young visitors can  measure out a weeks rations and mark them off in the ration book.  Our ARP warden is also on hand to tell you about bombs, gas masks and the blackout.  Learn how to put out a fire or try out our real Morrison bomb shelter! EH.

26-29 Audley End – New for this year is our WW1 Assault course and rifle drill and our WW1 Nursing display.  Wear out your young uns on our assault course (age 5 up) or have a go in our rifle drill (5 up).  Help the busy nurse by winding bandages or learning how to bandage a patient.  Learn about the minor horrors of war such as rats & lice and the diseases that they caused in our timed talks.  Plus lots more, see images from the time with our amazing 3D Stereographs (very popular with the kids).  EH.

30-31 Leeds Castle – Our first ever visit to this beautiful castle.  This is a huge event, including jousting. Wel will be there as sheriff putting the public on trial for their medieval crimes. Privately owned.

September
22-26
Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. NT. Suitable for all Key Stages.

 29- 30 Sept & 1-3 October Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. NT.  Suitable for all key stages.

October
6-10
Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. NT.  Suitable for all key stages.