Bank Holiday Fun

From sword fights to our favourite furry friends, there’s certainly plenty of activities for all the family going on in the local area this Bank Holiday weekend.

The tales of Robin Hood and Maid Marion, monks and the Civil War will be brought to life at events across North Yorkshire this weekend.

Resident monks at Rievaulx Abbey will be sharing their stories of life at the Abbey from Saturday 26th August – Monday 28th August, plus there’s the story of how the fun-loving Brother Jucundus once got himself into rather a lot of bother in York…

Young visitors are also encouraged to test their skills in Sword School and learn to fight just like a monk to defend yourself from robber bandits when travelling or raiders at the monastery!

Scampston Hall will play host to the year’s largest Civil War event, bringing together Sealed Knot members from around the country on Sunday and Monday, 27th and 28th August.

The Sealed Knot is the largest re-enactment society in the UK so watch in awe as they bring to life the history of the English Civil War, as well as a 17th century village.

On the 28th August, the North York Moors National Park will be joined by the Whitby Company of Archers to give Robin Hoods and future Olympic champions alike some hands-on instruction.

But if battles, swords and arrows aren’t quite your thing, Rievaulx Terrace will be celebrating National Dog Day tomorrow (Saturday).

Pay tribute to man’s best friend with pooch competitions and fun activities. We’re sure your furry friends will be wagging their tails in glee!

And once the fun is all over, the whole family, including pooch, can be assured of a restful evening with us here at the Feversham Arms Hotel.

To book with us, call 01439 770766 or email

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