Royal Armouries Half-Term trip to the Wild West

Royal Armouries, Leeds

February Half term
Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February

10am – 5pm


Half-Term special event for the whole family with plenty to entertain the younger members of most families. The Royal Armouries is accessible to all ages and has good access for disabled visitors. This season it is a Western special!

I love the Royal Armouries and on the second day of this special event I will be taking my Granddaughter, Alexa, there for the first time. She is 7 years old and lives in Liverpool. Her favourite Museum is the Liverpool World Museum.

We can’t stay the full day as she has other folk to see. I hope to bring take her again, I think she’ll live the horse shows such as Jousting and the stunt shows Atkinson action Horses sometimes do there (shame they won’t be there for this Western spectacle).

The attractions for this event include:

  • Gold Diggers!
    Have a go at panning for gold 11:00 to 16:00 every day, there is a charge of £2.50 fort this.
  • Knives of Steel
    ‘Little’ John Taylor giving knife throwing demonstrations every hour from 11:00 until Saturday 22nd February
  • High Noon Gunfight
    Every day 11:45 to around High Noon an old-fashioned Wild West shoot-out.
  • Kid Carlson’s Cowboy Camp
    Half term holiday fun and games for cowboys and cowgirls (Age 6-12 yrs) 14:15 to 15:00
  • Face-To-Face With History
    Meet characters from the old Wild West a variety of performances throughout the day
  • Whip Crack Away!
    Demonstration of the whip used in Rodeos. From Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd February, twice daily.

I will let you know what Alexa thought of what she saw!

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