Exciting activities & entertainment for visitors

More exciting elements have been added to the mix that group organisers will enjoy at the expanded GO Travel Show, as there will be a number of special features offering hands-on experiences.

These will include the chance to be dressed as an Elizabethan lady or gentleman by the experts from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; meet several characters from World War 2 including members of the Home Guard; and have a go at figuring your way out of a locked stately home in an “escape room” challenge.

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Using clothes from the ‘Globe Theatre’ wardrobe, GTOs will explore the sorts of clothing Shakespeare and his contemporaries, from all walks of life, would have worn on and off the stage.

Using clothes from the ‘Globe Theatre’ wardrobe, GTOs will explore the sorts of clothing Shakespeare and his contemporaries, from all walks of life, would have worn on and off the stage.

‘Black Knight Historical’ will engage with visitors in the guise of knowledgeable World War 2 re-enactors.

‘Black Knight Historical’ will engage with visitors in the guise of knowledgeable World War II re-enactors.

Meet the Home Guard

With 2020 marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Black Knight Historical will engage with you in the guise of knowledgeable World War II re-enactors.

Find out about petrol and food rationing, life on the Home Front and during the Blitz, and the Home Guard with their period kit and an interactive display.

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Try an Elizabethan look

Do you know the origin of the phrases ‘straight-laced’, ‘loose women’ and ‘pin money’? Find out the answer to these questions, and many more at the Elizabethan Dressing Demonstration and workshop at the GO Travel Show, courtesy of Shakespeare’s Globe, London.

This will give GTOs the wonderful opportunity to find out more about Shakespeare’s world, sartorially speaking, at a “show and tell” in the morning, followed by a hands-on workshop in the afternoon.

Using clothes from the Globe Theatre wardrobe, GTOs will explore the sorts of clothing Shakespeare and his contemporaries, from all walks of life, would have worn on and off the stage.

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The ‘Globe Theatre’ will host a hands-on workshop with their ‘Elizabethan Dressing Demonstration’.

The ‘Globe Theatre’ will host a hands-on workshop with their ‘Elizabethan Dressing Demonstration’.

Have a go at figuring your way out of a locked stately home in an “escape room” challenge!

Have a go at figuring your way out of a locked stately home in an “escape room” challenge!

Escape the Stately Home!

Are you up for a challenge? We’ll have our very own escape room at the GO Travel Show!

Here’s the plot: after a wonderful visit to a stately home and gardens, you are about to collect all your passengers for the journey home, when you discover the curators have already started locking up! You need to rescue your guests and get them onto the coach or you will all be staying the night!

Your mission is to escape by solving clues and puzzles in this pop-up ‘Escape Room’, courtesy of Catherine Skeggs of City Adventurers Club.

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Take aim

Try your hand at Medieval archery and learn to shoot just like the King’s archers in the days of the Hundred Years War! We are bringing you a taste of hands-on outdoor activites to which you can take your group.

This is authentic and historic archery at its very best, with you being taught how to handle a hand-crafted longbow by experts in the beautiful surroundings of the parade ring at Kempton Park.

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Try your hand at Medieval archery in the beautiful surroundings of the parade ring at Kempton Park.

Try your hand at Medieval archery in the beautiful surroundings of the parade ring at ‘Kempton Park’.

Roy Davenport and friends will be on hand to dazzle you in two separate 30-minute taster sessions.

Roy Davenport and friends will be on hand to dazzle you in two separate 30-minute taster sessions.

British Magic Museum experience

To celebrate the re-opening of the British Magic Museum in May 2020, Roy Davenport and friends will be on hand to dazzle you in two separate 30-minute taster sessions in the Premier Suite on the 1st floor.

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