March into English History; A TWO-Day Extravaganza Promises a Fantastic Day out with a Mass of Spectacular Shows. ANN EVANS Previews the English Heritage Festival of History. Family Day Out

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March into English History; A TWO-Day Extravaganza Promises a Fantastic Day out with a Mass of Spectacular Shows. ANN EVANS Previews the English Heritage Festival of History. Family Day Out


Byline: ANN EVANS

ENGLISH Heritage Festival of History, the UK's biggest historical event, has more than 50 shows a day for the family.

Visitors on July 19-20 will witness paratroopers drop from the sky, aircraft in dogfights, gladiators in battle, Roman chariot races and the clash of medieval knights in the joust.

The extravaganza is set in the grounds of Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire, a graceful 18th-century house set in beautiful gardens and surrounded by its own working estate. Visitors will experience this country's great history as you watch the spectacular shows and explore the living history camps, meeting the likes of Vikings, Romans, knights, jesters, Victorians and soldiers from two world wars.

For example, go into a First World War trench and discover what life was like for soldiers and meet the men preparing to go "over the top".

In the Drop Zone, Hollywood-style special effects explode to life.

Paratroopers will drop from the skies while vintage Spitfire and Messerschmitt fighters duel it out above.

For a more peaceful experience, visit a Victorian seaside, play on the beach in landlocked Northamptonshire and experience a time when the English seaside was a favoured holiday destination, complete with several tons of sand.

Children aged six to 12 can go way back in time and join the Junior Battle of Hastings to see if they would have been cut out for 11th-century army life.

In the Family Zone, have-a-go activities include Roman drills, jesting workshops, medieval crafts, sandcastle building and theatre and puppet shows.

The Details

WHERE: English Heritage Festival of History, Kelmarsh Hall, near Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, NN6 9LY.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 9.30am-6pm.

ADMISSION: One-day tickets, adults pounds 17.50, concessions pounds 13.50, child pounds 9.50, family (two adults and there children) pounds 43.50. Two-day tickets are also available.

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