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Summer Family Entertainment at Blenheim Palace

Until 02 September
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Blenheim Park
Woodstock
OX20 1PP

Summer Family Entertainment Blenheim Palace

About Summer Family Entertainment at Blenheim Palace

Enjoy summer family entertainment at Blenheim Palace – Britain’s Greatest Palace – with dramatic duelling displays in the Great Court, playful activity workshops in the Pleasure Gardens and an action-packed calendar of events this summer.

Activities in the Pleasure Gardens

Green Shoots/Healthy Living Workshops
27 to 28 July from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Learn about food journeys and growing your own food in this fun, drop-in workshop. Make a recycled pot and plant a seedling to take home.

Caribbean steel drums workshops
10 & 11 August at 12:00 pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm
30 minutes of group workshops for all ages.

Butterflies, Bugs & Flowersrecycled art workshop
17 & 18 August from 11:00 to 4:00 pm
Make a beautiful piece of art to take home from all recycled materials.

Zoolab Animal Education and Interaction
24 & 25 August at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm
Animals workshops to amaze, educate and inspire!

Bubbly Heaven Bubble Workshop
1 & 2 September from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Drop in workshops including bubble blowing, foam making, light & smoke bubbles and kid-in-a-bubble activities.

Displays in The Great Court

The Art of the Duel
Mondays & Tuesdays from 29 July to 27 August
Explore the codes, traditions and bloody history of duelling through a re-enactment of a dramatic duel with swords. Two experienced stage-fighting actors will bring drama and theatre to the Great Court.

Birth of the Bayonet
Wednesdays & Thursdays from 31 July to 29 August
See the experience of the soldiers at the Battle of Blenheim and the evolution and impact of the new battlefield weapon – the Bayonet. The Duke of Marlborough was a major innovator in the development, tactics and use of the bayonet which became key to his success.

The Finest Hour
Fridays & Saturdays from 02 to 31 August
A live performance of Winston Churchill’s finest speeches.

Summer Family Entertainment Blenheim Palace