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Historic Yorkshire tourist attraction is perfect getaway for dads

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An historic Yorkshire tourist attraction is offering Dads a rare treat this weekend. (Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16)

For not only are they being offered free entry into Bolton Castle, near Leyburn, on Saturday and Sunday , they will also have the chance to test their archery skills and take centre stage in falconry displays.

The castle, completed in 1399 by Richard le Scrope, is best known for being the “prison” of Mary Queen of Scots, and is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country.

Bolton Castle general manager Katie Boggis said:

“Because it’s Father’s Day this Sunday we are going to relax the rules around men partaking in archery.

“Parents can’t normally have a go as we like to make sure all of the children get the chance to try it first, but we are reversing the roles for this special weekend.

“In addition, dads will also be allowed to hold a variety of birds of prey during our ‘Meet the Flying Team’ sessions at the estate’s weathering ground. And, as another treat for them, we are giving them free entry as long as they are accompanied by a fee-paying child.”

Miss Boggis added there would be a host of different events and activities taking place at the castle, including specialist card making, which will give youngsters the chance to make their own creations and give them to their father’s.

She added:  

“Bolton Castle is not only a great place for dads, it’s very popular with mums and children too. There is always plenty to do and see and the tea rooms serve up an array of delicious home-made produce.”

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Bolton Castle will be giving dads the chance to loose arrows from long bows

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