Cancelled: Jousting & Medieval Living History Village – 21st June 2020

Cancelled: Jousting & Medieval Living History Village – 21st June 2020

Sunday 21st June

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation this event has had to be cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this difficult time. 

Can good triumph over evil? Witness the Knights of Nottingham battle for supremacy amidst the thunder of hooves and clashes of steel.

Gripping performances of bravery involve the audience, enticing them to become involved. After all the excitement, a wander through the living history village is a must where craftsmen display their skills, the jester entertains with jokes and tomfoolery, fire eaters mesmerise and storytellers weave tales of mystery, magic and legend.


Story Telling in the Castle Courtyard.
Our Jester is wandering the grounds to entertain you.
‘Have-a-go archery’ for a small additional charge on the Tilting Lawn.
Walker’s House, is open for lunch & afternoon tea. A delicious range of snacks are available on the Tilting Lawn.

Castle Opens

12:30, 13:30, 14:30
Complimentary outside tours available; simply gather at the ‘meeting point’ in the courtyard.

Fire-eating display on the Terrace Lawn.

The Oxford Household will invite children to join them in the jousting arena.

Jousting to begin in the arena.

Last entry into the Castle.

The Father’s Day Experience

Buy your dad an exclusive experience at Rockingham Castle – and enjoy a Father’s Day Breakfast Brunch, Castle tour, a wander through the gardens and an afternoon of Jousting.

We have a strictly limited number of tickets for this extra special family day out – our ‘Father’s Day Jousting Upgrade’.

Here is how your day will unfold:

10.30am: A full English breakfast (vegetarian and gluten free options available) inside the Castle Courtyard – in Walkers House, a historic building dating back to 1655 when it was completed by the 2nd Lord Rockingham.

11.30: Step inside this Norman castle and have an out of hours exclusive tour. Rockingham Castle, nearly 950 years old, was ordered to be built by William the Conqueror and has been owned by just one family since being relinquished as a royal Castle. Our Guide will take guests into this family owned castle, through the old kitchens, into the Great Hall and up into the stunning Long Gallery.

1pm: The main event begins. Fire eaters will entertain the crowds on the Terrace lawn and the Oxford Household will invite younger members of your family into the jousting arena.

2.30pm: The Knights of Nottingham make a thrilling return to Rockingham Castle. With banners streaming and the glint of sun on steel-bladed swords and axes, these armoured knights will fight it out on horseback and on foot.

Tickets for Father’s Day Jousting Upgrade (breakfast brunch, castle tour, gardens, jousting event)

Adults £24.95

Children (4-16 years) £15.95

Young children (1-3) £5

Family (2 adults + 2 children) £71.80