Events coming to Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle plays host to a wide variety of public and private Events throughout the year. From large Country Fairs to Classic Car Rallies to Jousting Tournaments, and with ample on-site parking and adaptable facilities to cater for every need, we have everything on-site to make any Event the most enjoyable outing ever.

For further details contact: Tel: 01935 813182 email:


Cancer Research UK – Race for Life

Sunday 18th June

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.


10am start

Distance: 5k


Adult entry (Women aged 16+): £14.99

Child entry (Girls aged 6-15 & boys aged 12 or under): £10.00

Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

How to enter:

By telephone: 0300 123 0770



Jousting Tournament – The Knights of Royal England

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June

The Knights of Royal England are well known for presenting one of the Country’s most popular Jousting Tournaments which recreates a late 13th Century Joust.

The real Medieval Tourney in this period may have lasted 3-4 days.  In the timescale afforded to us when we recreate this spectacle for you, we are able to pick out the highlights, the action bits, the clashes, the wonderful horses striking out at full gallop and the excitement and the drama, without losing any of the pomp and pageantry.  During each day of our Tourney we condense all this into two action packed 45 minute Tournaments.

Entertainments on each day will also include:-

  • A living history camp, archery and combat displays by the Medieval Siege Society, including Trebuchet demonstrations.
  • ‘have a go’ archery
  • falconry displays, both flying (2 per day) and static
  • axe throwing with free tuition
  • juggling/jester walkabout and circus workshops
  • Historic story telling and music accompaniment

Local food outlets and concessions will help to make it a fantastic day out with fun and enjoyment for all the family.


Opening Time: 10am – 4pm

Tournament times: 12.30pm and 3pm


In advance: Adult £9 • Children (5-15 years) £4.50 • under 5 years Free • Family: £22.50

On the day: Adult £10 • Children (5-15 years) £5 • under 5 years Free • Family Tickets: £25

* Admits two adults and two fee-paying children

How to book tickets:

On the day: at the gate

In Person:
 at Sherborne and Dorchester Tourist Information Offices



Sherborne Castle Classic and Supercars

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July


Now in its 14th year with the largest display of Vintage, Classic & Supercars in the South West – Displaying 2000 cars and providing a great day out for both the dedicated car enthusiast and the family.

• Marque Feature: Mercedes-Benz
• Classic, Vintage, and Sports cars
• Supercar displays & tour arrivals on each day
• Rally car display
• American cars including Hot Rods and Custom
• Race cars, historic and modern
• Electric and Special cars
• Car Clubs, more than 50 stands
• Vintage motorcycle display
• Trade, Autojumble, Craft and Simulators – 150 stands
• Charterhouse Classic and Supercar Auctions
• Castle and Grounds open to visitors
• Wide range of food outlets and beautiful picnic areas
• Free parking with dedicated disabled & motorcycle areas
• Live music entertainment
• Exhibitor camping and caravan facilities

Dogs on leads welcome


Saturday Opening Time: 10am to 5pm
Sunday Opening Time: 10am to 4pm


In advance: Single Day: Adult £12 • 2 Day: Adult £20
On the day: Single Day: Adult £15 • 2 Day: Adult £25

No charge for accompanied children under 16 yrs.

One FREE Show Guide per family/group is included in the price – additional copies can be purchased for £3.00 each.

Parking is FREE – Reserved hard standing area for Motor Cycles.

How to book tickets:

On the day: Tickets are available at the Show field entrances.

In Person: at local Tourist Information Centres




Autumn Colours Weekend

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October

Reduced price entry to the gardens. Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you. The tea rooms are open for drinks and a light lunch or cream tea and our gift shop is open for a souvenir of your visit.

(A Castle upgrade is available on the day for £4 per person. Children under 16 free.)


Gardens from 10am, Tearoom from 10.30am and Castle & Gift Shop from 11am with last admissions at 4.30pm. Closes 5pm.


On the day: Reduced admission to only £4 per adult for entry into the Gardens and Grounds.

Garden only: Adult and Senior £4 • Children under 16 free
Castle and Gardens Special: Adult and Senior £8 • Children under 16 free

The Castle upgrade of £4 per person is available from the Castle Visitor Reception.

How to book tickets:

On the day: at the gate


Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday 4th November

Entertainment featuring the cast of Peter Pan from the Octagon Theatre

Refreshments/food and live music from Headland


Gates open: 5pm

Bonfire: 7pm

Fireworks: 7.30pm


25% off before November

On the day: Adult £8 • Child (5-16 years) £6 • Senior Citizen £6 • Under 5s Free • Car Parking £4

How to book tickets:

By telephone: 01963 364399