NOW CLOSED: To celebrate the Tower of London’s Knight School, win a family trip to the Tower

School's out, but Knight School at the Tower of London is in. We have a family ticket to the Tower of London's Knight School, plus one night's stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames to give away. Find out more and enter the competition below

Knight Fever at the Tower of London

Become a knight and defend the capital’s most famous fortress this February half term. Throughout the holidays, the Tower of London will be hosting a Knight School, offering families the chance to travel back to a medieval world of heraldry and valour on a quest to become a knight.

From manners, etiquette and entertainment, to swordfighting and fitness, learn the essential components of a Knight’s arsenal. A team of medieval pages will provide extensive schooling in entertaining Lords and Ladies with jokes and dancing, whilst the squires take charge of putting trainees through their paces, learning swordsmanship and chivalric duties.

Finally, the training will culminate in a knighting ceremony, enlisting new recruits to defend the Tower and keep the great landmark safe from the marauding peasants beyond the walls.

A knight must always be prepared and kids can even have a go at making and decorating their own helmets and shields, as well as trying on the medieval fashions of the day.

The Knight School will be situated in the shadow of the White Tower, but inside the walls, get a closer look at the dazzling historic arms and armour from the internationally renowned Royal Armouries collection, with special opportunities provided over the holidays to see some knightly collections up close. Meanwhile the Armoury in Action exhibition – created in partnership with the Royal Armouries, reveals the fascinating story of arms and armoury at the Tower of London from the Normans to the Victorian era.

Activities take place between 11.00 and 15:30 between the 10 – 18 February, and trails are available to visitors on site, including a map showing times and locations of activities.

Knight School is included in the Tower of London general admission ticket. Book online today to save.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames is a brand-new hotel located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kingston. Close to plentiful
shopping outlets, Richmond Park and the River Thames, this modern and stylish hotel is an ideal spot just 28 minutes on a train from central London.

Prize Information

We’re offering one lucky Mumsnetter a night’s stay in the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames with breakfast included for all the family to enjoy, as well as a family ticket to the Tower of London for up to two adults and three children. Winners will also receive a goodie bag with everything a novice knight needs including a wooden sword and shield, knights costume and great helm helmet.

To be in with the chance of winning, simply answer the question below correctly.

Competition closes 6th March 2018. T&C's available here.