Royal fun is free for residents

Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2023

Coronation fun for all ages is being offered at the National Civil War Centre on Saturday 6 May. Their monthly Family Saturday event is getting a royal makeover with fantastic activities to enjoy throughout their galleries.

Visitors can have fun decorating some tasty coronation cookies to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend, adding icing and sweets to make a stunning crown fit for a gingerbread king!

There will also be a brand-new family-friendly tour of the museum, themed around dashing cavalier Prince Rupert, the nephew of King Charles I who stayed in Newark in the 1600s. Children and adults alike can learn how soldiers fought on horseback and hear stories of Rupert's ‘magical’ pet dog.

The Centre has recently introduced free entry for all Newark and Sherwood residents and there’ll be no extra charge to take part in the Family Saturday fun, running from 10am to 5pm on the day.

Families who’ve enjoyed visits to the Centre and its events are also being encouraged to consider nominating it for the Family Friendly Museum Awards in the Best Small Museum category. Run by the Kids in Museums organisation, the awards celebrate museums, galleries and heritage attractions that go the extra mile to provide an excellent family friendly experience. For more information, and the chance to submit a nomination, visit