Spring Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace

Enjoy an exciting historical jousting tournament at Blenheim Palace from 29th April – 1st May. Recreating the glorious jousting matches of Britain’s 13th Century, knights will do battle in a daring display of bravery and skill.

Taking place on May Bank Holiday weekend on the South Lawn at Blenheim Palace the Knights of Royal England with engage in a jousting knockout. Each jousting tournament will be staged twice daily over the weekend starting at 12.30pm and 3pm.

Visitors can enjoy a weekend of entertainment with plenty of interactive activities and family friendly entertainment. Enjoy jesters in the side arena, followed by a Jester workshop and Baby Dragon walkabout.


Watch a thrilling falconry display and see the birds of prey in action. As well as falcons, families will also have a chance to meet a Harris Hawk, Eagle Owl and American Kestrel with two shows daily in the Main Arena.

Furthermore families can get stuck in and have a go at archery on Blenheim Palace’s South Lawn as well as exploring the extensive grounds and parkland and taking a ride on the miniature train to the Pleasure Gardens. Once there families can enjoy the permanent features like the Marlborough Maze, Adventure Play Area and Butterfly House.

For the younger children there will be Baby Dragon’s walking about. Hatched from a small Dragon sanctuary in the Welsh Marshes, these delightful creatures are very friendly and well mannered, although a dragon is never entirely predictable… Discover an exciting Dragon Procession and head to the marquee to hear some magical Dragon Tales.

What: Jousting, Falconry and Historical Action at Blenheim Palace

When: May Bank Holiday Weekend 29th April – 1st May

Why Visit: Knights on horseback, battles, falconry displays, archery and much more!

Admission: Park & Gardens ticket required: Adult £15.30 / Child £7.10 (Age 5-16) /Concession £11.50 / Family £41.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Website: blenheimpalace.com

Event Schedule & Timings

11.00     Baby Dragon walkabout and Jester workshop

11.30     Jesters in the side arena

12.00     Birds of Prey in the Main Arena

12.30     Jousting in the Main Arena

13.15     Dragon procession outside the Main Arena

14.15     Dragon Tales in the Dragon Marquee

14.30     Birds of Prey in the Main Arena

15.00     Jousting in the Main Arena

15.30     Baby Dragon walkabout

15.45     Jesters in the side arena

16.15     Jester workshop in the side arena

Annual Pass – Buy One Day, Get 12 Months Free!*

Donate your Palace, Park and Gardens admission on arrival to claim a free Annual Pass*. Enjoy entry to our World Heritage Site throughout the year for the price of one day, plus exclusive member benefits.

Enjoy these benefits:

  • Free entry to events run by Blenheim Palace including Jousting Tournaments, the Blenheim Palace Food Festival, Blenheim Palace Flower Show and the Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport.
  • Discount for family and friends on their first visit when you accompany them.
  • A monthly e-newsletter with news of our latest events, offers, and competitions.
  • Tickets to a selection of externally run events including the Battle Proms Picnic Concert, BBC Countryfile Live and ‘Christmas at Blenheim’.

MANinLONDON is lucky to be a regular visitor to Blenheim Palace and the grounds and house are always breathtaking.


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