A Jousting Tournament 19th - 21st August the battle will strike in deadly earnest and the Knights, as in medieval times, will give no quarter! Families can watch and cheer as points are awarded to the knights who compete in the skills on horseback, riding the quintain, spearing small, smaller and even the smallest rings, picking up Saracens heads from the ground, all at a gallop. The thrills continue when the knights compete in hand to hand combat with their choice of medieval weapon, on the ground. As the tension mounts, knights will gallop at full pace to meet face-to-face with a three metre lance, with only a shield and helmet to protect them!
Blenheim Palace will provide a magnificent backdrop whilst you enjoy a host of entertainment all day from 11am onwards including falconry displays and have-a-go at archery. Toys, swords, shields and souvenirs for little lords and ladies will be available from a special retail marquee throughout the weekend. Organic burgers, sandwiches and refreshments will be available and delicious Blenheim Palace picnics are available to order in advance by calling 01993 813 874.
A Park and Gardens ticket will be required for this event