WITH the summer holidays fast approaching, Sudeley Castle and Gardens has plenty planned to keep the little ones entertained.

The fun will kick off with the return of the popular Children’s Wednesdays, with every Wednesday of the holidays filled with activities to inspire and engage youngsters. Each week will see families enjoy history and time travel shows, stories from Nightshade, Wise Woman of the Woods, giant games and a bouncy castle.

The Music Man will also make appearances, and Punch and Judy shows with Professor Collywobbles will provide laughs aplenty.

After a hugely successful event last year, visitors can look forward to the return of the Richard III weekend, taking place August 20-21. The event will see families travel back in time to the 15th century, to see what life is like for a medieval king and his encampment on the road. A special appearance from Richard III himself will keep visitors young and old enthralled and entertained.

Sian Jocelyn, visitor services manager, said: “We always look forward to the summer holidays at Sudeley, as our events mean there are lots of smiling faces, both young and old.

“Our Children’s Wednesdays provide a great way for children to let off steam and have some fun, and Richard III weekend gives them a fantastic insight into 15th century life. We look forward to greeting visitors for what will be a very exciting summer.”

For tickets, please visit sudeleycastle.co.uk.

Located only eight miles from picturesque Cheltenham and Broadway, Sudeley Castle and Gardens is the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within the grounds

The last of Henry VIII’s six wives, Katherine Parr lived and died in the castle, where she still remains today entombed in a beautiful 15th century church found within the award-winning gardens.