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Blenheim Palace Bank Holiday events


Aug 27, 2022

THERE are several activities to take part in at Blenheim Palace this Bank Holiday weekend.

The country house in Woodstock has entertainment for all ages from today (Saturday, August 27) until Monday (August 29).

There is a live duelling event in the Great Court with Art of the Duel taking place across the weekend.

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Oxford Mail: FIGHT: Duelling event at Blenheim Palace Picture by Blenheim PalaceFIGHT: Duelling event at Blenheim Palace Picture by Blenheim Palace

The experienced stage-fighting actors will dazzle visitors with their re-enactment of classical two-person combat.

Duelling’s codes, traditions and “gory” details are all covered in the display, which is included in a Palace, Park and Gardens ticket.

The performances will take place in the Great Court at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

There will also be a sweet treat for visitors with Hotel Chocolat’s Choc-mobile delivering “chocolate happiness” on the move.

The Choc-mobile will be filled to the brim with award winning luxury chocolate, ice cream, brownies and their famous hot chocolate.

Oxford Mail: MAZE: Fun maze at Blenheim Palace. Picture by Blenheim PalaceMAZE: Fun maze at Blenheim Palace. Picture by Blenheim Palace

At the Stables there will a “Right Royal Dress Up” event where there will be costumes for children to try on before the opportunity to play with “Have-a-go with Hobby Horses”.

For budding biologists, the Bugs and Butterflies Trail leads people on an exploration through the gardens spotting the winged insects.

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Lastly, film fans can head out into the park and gardens to discover Blenheim Palace as seen on screen and see behind the scenes of classics like Harry Potter and James Bond.

For more information, visit: blenheimpalace.com

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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