Family Friendly Open Day

**** Get your tickets for the day here! ****

A rare opportunity to go deep behind the front lines of the Household Cavalry in the very building we protect- Horse Guards, official entrance to Buckingham Palace. Meet the Queen’s bodyguard, go toe-to-hoof with their famous horses, dress up like the soldiers, and see if you’ve got what it takes to protect the Monarch.

Meet&Greet with the Queen’s Cavalry, uniform dress up, quizzes, trails & family challenges throughout the day as well as:
10.00am: Front doors open
10.30am: Talk: The Queen’s Cavalry – how to go from zero to hero
11.00am: Mounted Guard Change   on  Horse Guards Parade
11.30am: Fun for foals:  Messy Play and Arts&Crafts in the Stables Gallery
11.45am: Tour: Heads, hooves & horror stories – a horse-hair-raising history of the Household Cavalry (family friendly)*
12.15pm: Stable Yard   visit: meet a Cavalry Black horse*
1:15pm: Stable Yard demonstration: Cavalry Farrier display*
1.30pm: Fun for foals:  Messy Play  and  Arts&Crafts in the  Stables Gallery
2.15pm:  Stable Yard  visit: meet a Cavalry Black horse*
3.15pm: Talk: Obeying Queen Victoria – preparing for a 125 year old punishment
4.00pm: Garrison Inspection in the  Front Yard, Whitehall
5.00pm: Last entry to Museum
6.00pm: Museum closes

**** Get your tickets for the day here! ****

 

Housekeeping:

  1. 1. All activities are included in  your day’s Museum ticket which is valid for all day entry: advanced booking is recommended- please   buy your tickets here.
    2. Activities marked with a * will require visitors to sign up on arrival on the day; priority will be given on a first-come-first-served basis.
    3. There is one fully accessible washroom and a shop on site, but no catering facilities; we recommend you combine your day at the Museum with a visit to St James’s Park which offers picnic areas, a cafe and washroom facilities.
  2. For any further queries please contact: museum@householdcavalry.co.uk or call 020 7930 3070.

Castle Trek – day 10 – Peebles to Edinburgh Castle

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 9 – Otterburn to Kelso to Peebles

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 8 – Sunderland to Otterburn

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 7 – Catterick to Sunderland

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 6 – York to Catterick

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 5 – Doncaster to York

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 4 – Derby to Doncaster

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 3 – Coleshill to Derby

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk

Castle Trek – day 2 – Bletchley to Coleshill

Support the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

To add to this hugely physically and mentally draining challenge, the team are adding some public entertainment to the mix and Martin Semple will be performing his solo show Stand Up Soldier each and every evening!

Donations welcome and full information here : http://castletrek.org.uk