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What's on at Sudeley Castle this summer


Sudeley Castle

An enchanting Summer awaits at Sudeley Castle & Gardens

This summer, Sudeley Castle & Gardens invites visitors to explore its historical beauty and participate in a series of captivating events.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle offers a unique blend of history, nature, and entertainment for all ages.

Throughout the summer the castle offers a rich array of attractions and activities including:

  • Sudeley’s Animal Ark: Visitors can explore the Animal Ark for a local safari adventure. This area features life-sized animal sculptures from habitats around the world, including lions, yaks, rhinos, pandas, wolves, and hippos, each handmade from flowers, petals, and natural materials. The Animal Ark provides an educational experience about the modern-day threats facing animals and how different communities coexist with wildlife. It includes encounters with a herd of magnificent Asian elephants, skillfully recreated by indigenous communities in India, and ends with displays of British wildlife like giant blue butterflies and a large ladybird, alongside Sudeley’s supersized hedgehog​
  • Guided Tours: Informative guided tours offer deep insights into the castle’s storied past and its notable inhabitants​
  • Exhibitions: Fascinating exhibitions showcase the castle’s historical artifacts, paintings, and stories that bring its rich heritage to life​
  • Inside the Castle: Visitors can wander through beautifully preserved rooms and learn about the notable figures who once called Sudeley home, including royalty and historical icons​
  • Gardens: The award-winning gardens offer stunning views and a serene atmosphere, providing a peaceful retreat for all visitors​
  • Family Day Out: A variety of activities and attractions suitable for all ages ensure a fun and educational experience for everyone

Explore the Animal Ark at Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Special Events at Sudely Castle & Gardens this summer!

Here’s a preview of the exciting events lined up:

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Free Lunch Offer (June 16, 2024)
On Father's Day, Sudeley Castle will host a special celebration. Fathers visiting with their families can enjoy a complimentary lunch at the Terrace Café, providing the perfect opportunity to create cherished memories in the stunning surroundings of the gardens.​

 

Fantasy Forest Festival (July 19-21, 2024)
The Fantasy Forest Festival will immerse visitors in a world of fantasy and wonder. This unique event features vibrant costumes, live music, and engaging workshops. Highlights include the popular Costume Show and an array of fantasy-themed activities for all ages​.


Falconry at the Castle (Various Dates)

The majesty of birds of prey can be experienced with the falconry displays at Sudeley Castle. This captivating event offers an up-close look at these magnificent creatures in flight, showcasing their skills and agility. It’s an educational and thrilling experience for the entire family.

 

Knight School (Various Dates)
Children can step back in time and learn the ways of knights at the Knight School. This interactive experience includes sword fighting, archery, and other medieval skills, providing a fun and educational adventure for young visitors​.


Wild Arts Opera (July 25, 2024)

An evening of culture awaits with a spectacular opera performance by Wild Arts. Set within the beautiful grounds of Sudeley Castle, this event promises an unforgettable night of music and drama.


Sudeley’s 70s Sundays (Every Sunday in August)

Every Sunday in August, visitors can relive the groovy era of the 1970s with Sudeley’s 70s Sundays. Guests will enjoy live music, vintage fashion shows, and themed activities that capture the spirit of this vibrant decade. It’s a nostalgic trip back in time that promises fun for all​.


The Duke’s Theatre Company presents “As You Like It” (August 30, 2024)

The timeless Shakespearean comedy “As You Like It” will be performed by The Duke’s Theatre Company. This outdoor theatre event, set against the picturesque backdrop of Sudeley Castle, offers a magical evening of entertainment.

 

More information about all special events at Sudeley Castle & Gardens>

General Admission Prices

  • Adults: £19.50
  • Children (ages 3-15): £8.75
  • Concessions: £18.00
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children): £52.00

Special Events
While general admission provides access to most events, certain special events may incur an additional fee. For specific event pricing and ticket options, please check out before your visit.

 

For more information and to plan a visit, please visit Sudeley Castle's official website.

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Join in this summer at Sudeley Castle & Gardens to create unforgettable memories amidst the splendor of the Cotswolds.


Explore Gloucestershire
1 June 2024


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