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image for Children's Activity Event item typeSword School at Rievaulx Abbey

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • White Rose Award Finalist
  • Welcome To Yorkshire Member
  • English Heritage

Children's Activity Event, from 12 Aug 2017

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Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Details

Join us this summer as our performer runs fun activities for children.

The monk in residence will share stories from life at the Abbey and encourage young visitors to test their skills in Sword School.

Monk's Life
A tale of living at the Abbey from the perspective of the monk, including work, prayer, food, and Cistercian sign language. Lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Sword School
In this variation on our regular Sword School find out why monks in the West learnt to fight. The oldest fight manuscript describes a monk teaching another how to fight with sword and shield, learning to defend themselves from robber bandits when travelling, or from raiders at the monastery.

Storytelling
Join us for the family friendly tale of the fun-loving Brother Jucundus who got himself into rather a lot of bother in York. Lasts approximately 20-25 minutes.

English Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome Host

Family friendly resources and activities. Tearoom, Audio tour included in admission price. Events, Holiday cottages

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 2017 11:00 to 17:00
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug 2017 11:00 to 17:00
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Sep 2017 11:00 to 17:00

Prices


English Heritage members Free
Adult £8.50
Child, 5-15 years £5.10
Concession £7.70
Family £22.10

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug Sword School
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug Sword School
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Sep Sword School
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Yorkshire Abbey Season
Sat 30 Sep - Sun 1 Oct Yorkshire Abbey Season

Contact

Caroline Topps

Address

Rievaulx Abbey,
Rievaulx,
York,
YO62 5LB

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 576851  Lat: 54.25834 Long: -1.11729

2 1/4 miles North of Helmsley on a minor road off the B1257.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host

Family friendly resources and activities. Tearoom, Audio tour included in admission price. Events, Holiday cottages