Further to the latest Government update, we are delighted to confirm we plan to welcome visitors to Kynren and 11Arches Park, from 7th August 2021. More information here.
FROM DAYLIGHT AT 11ARCHES PARK
TO STARLIGHT AT KYNREN
OPENING IN 2021: 11Arches Park offers visitors an epic new day attraction, jam-packed with an electrifying original horse stunt show, immersive attractions, a playground and eating experiences to deliver a mind-blowing experience unlike anything seen in the UK.
Whether you have spent the day with us or just joined in the late afternoon, new dining experiences await before you take your seats to the acclaimed and spellbinding outdoor live action show, Kynren, named in TripAdvisor's "Top 5 performances to see in the UK".
Produced by 11Arches on a spectacular site in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, 11Arches Park and Kynren – an epic tale of England will delight visitors of all ages every Saturday from 7 August to 11 September in 2021.
Choose what suits your family or your party! 11Arches Park and Kynren are available through separate tickets or a joint ticket. Full details to be announced shortly.
11Arches Park delivers NEW Shows, NEW Attractions and NEW Eating experiences! With so many new things to see and do in our NEW park, we have your day planned to make sure you don’t miss a thing, finishing with the award-winning performance of Kynren!
Join us from mid-day and experience 11Arches Park
Set in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Kynren, 11Arches Park offers visitors a jam-packed afternoon with exhilarating new shows and immersive new attractions. Be sure not to miss “Fina and the Golden Cape”, our NEW electrifying original show on our panoramic stage. A show like no other in the UK, watch thrilling stunts, chariot races, jousting, immerse yourself in a movie-like soundtrack and be on the lookout, as dragons are about!
Your afternoon of entertainment and fun for the whole family continues with all the other NEW attractions: discover the Maze of Fame, an exciting maze filled with surprises at every corner complete with its magic Library and its gigantic fountain, explore our enchanting adventure playground and enjoy Dancing Waters and new shows on our central lake, alongside existing favourites like the Viking Village, the Animal Croft and Georgian Shop.
With all this excitement, why not take a break and grab a delicious lunch or snack to keep you going for the rest of this busy afternoon in one of our new food outlets: grab homemade delicious meals on the go for all tastes, fresh from the brand NEW Food Court with its onsite kitchen and servery, discover our NEW covered Family Grotto for a well-deserved pause next to the Playground or enjoy a High Tea served in our Rose Garden Tea Room … or just soak up the atmosphere and catch up with friends over a refreshing cold drink by the lake. Click here to find out more.
Kynren - an Epic Tale of England
As you join us for our multi award-winning blockbuster Kynren, choose your dinner option among the many new dining experiences available this year to suit all tastes and budgets. NEW for Kynren visitors this year is our Arches Hall overlooking our central lake: sip a glass of champagne on the Lake Terrace and treat yourself to exclusive waiter service elite dining.
Then round off the day with the stunning, live-action tale of a 2,000 year quest. Join young Arthur on his spellbinding journey through time in his quest to discover the ‘story of us’. Be swept along by this family-friendly tale of invasions, royal splendour, wars, heroic sacrifice, daily life and seismic change.
Dazzling pyrotechnics, beautiful choreography, amazing stunts and hard-to-believe horsemanship combine with an inspired, original soundtrack will leave you enraptured and awestruck.
Book early to avoid disappointment : the EARLIER you book the MORE YOU SAVE, the CLOSER TO THE ACTION you get!
An absolute 'must see' experience , not just a show. The main event is a unique open air performance of the history of the North East of England given on an outdoor stage by hundreds of highly trained and motivated, local volunteers of all ages AND animals.
This is an unbelievable masterpiece of entertainment. Relatively unknown you would be wise to book and secure any seat as the vista is equally as good from bronze to gold.
I took my grand-sons 11&12 years ,One of them had just returned from Florida [ Disney land] , so I expected this show to be a hard act to follow, how wrong I was ! . This show is fantastic ,keeps you entertained from beginning to end well worth every penny.
This is a wonderful way to spend a summer's evening. We had the opportunity to see the last show of this season and I have to say I wasn't prepared for the true spectacle of this amazing event. It makes you proud to live in this region!
Kyren was recommended and exceeded all my expectations. This is a wonderful spectacle in a fantastic setting. There was so much going on it was hard to know where to look. Exciting one minute and charming the next, Kynren is delightful and not to be missed!
Can't recommend the evening highly enough. Go if you get a chance, you'll be giggling, cheering, stomping clapping and crying all within 90 minutes. Adored it!
Take every superlative used in the previous reviews and you still can't convey the brilliance of this experience. Superb special effects, lighting techniques, pyrotechnics, 1500 talented and enthusiastic volunteers on stage and around the venue and some amazing animals too
Known as the gateway to Weardale, Bishop Auckland is a bustling market town with over 1,000 years of history. Just 12 miles from Durham, the town stands high above the meander in the River Wear and is home to The Auckland Project a visitor destination which includes the splendid, recently re-opened Auckland Castle; the country residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham for more than 900 years and the official home of the Bishop of Durham since the 12th century. Other attractions within The Auckland Project include the 150 acre ancient Deer Park, Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Trevor Gallery and Auckland Tower Visitor Centre. Click here to find out more!