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Where kids can be the king of the castle this Bank Holiday Monday
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Farleigh Hungerford Castle, near Trowbridge, Somerset (01722 335398) Witness the Knights of the Harlech Medieval Society in combat or try your hand at archery. From 11am, 4/5 May. Adults pounds 3, children pounds 1.50, concessions pounds 2.25.

Pendennis Castle, near Falmouth, Cornwall (01326 316594) Dancers will be performing everything from Elizabethan courtly dances to folk "brawles" of the period. For the kids: mysterious games such as "Row Well Ye Mariners and "pease pods" - or target the longbow displays. From noon, 4/5 May. Adults pounds 2.70, children pounds 1.40, concessions pounds 2

Restormel Castle, near Lostwithiel, Cornwall (01208 872687) Knights from Ye Companye of Chevalrye wield their gentle talents with maces axes and swords, bills and bows, plus have-a-go archery if you want to take them on. From noon, 4/5 May. Adults pounds 3, children pounds 1.50, concessions pounds 2.25

Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex (01424 773792) One hundred archers will be testing their aim in a longbow competition. Off the battlefield there's a period market. From noon, 4/5 May. Adults pounds 4, children pounds 2, concessions pounds 3

Dover Castle, Dover, Kent (01304 201628) Watch Anne Boleyn lose her head and Jane Seymour taking her place beside Henry VIII. Military displays of archery, dancing, music and the mayhem of castle life in Tudor times. From noon, 4/5 May. Adults pounds 6, children pounds 3, concessions pounds 4.50, family pounds 15

Beeston Castle, near Chester, Chesire (01829 260464) 14th-century costumed archers introduce visitors to the ancient skill of archery through talks and practice sessions. From noon, 4/5 May. Adults pounds 2.50, children pounds 1.30, concessions pounds 1.90

Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Northumberland (01665 711423) Pop into a 15th-century encampment for a day of drill displays, archery and dancing. Traditional plays will also be performed featuring St George doing his bit for any heroines in a spot of bother. From noon 4/5 May. Adults pounds 2.50, children pounds 1.25, concessions pounds 1.75

For most of the above, English Heritage members and under-5s gain entry free of charge

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