Plan Your Day: Families with Little Kids

If you have small children between the ages of 0-5 then here are some suggestions of what’s happening at the various encampments that might be suitable. Please note that the joust times have been included so you can add one in at whichever time suits you and your family – you don’t have to go to all four each day!  There are many, many more displays, workshops and shows all around the festival site, please refer to the main programme for more information and schedules.

SATURDAY

9:45   Grande Parade at Castle Arena
10:30   Joust* First of the day, easiest for parents whose little ones don’t have too much energy to expend at this time so you can all watch!
11:15   Renaissance Fingerlooping – Condottieri (17)
11:45   Aesop’s Tales of How to Live: A Medieval Puppet Presentation – Order of Artisans and Kindred Spirits (3)
12:00   Joust* We suggest getting some food to eat beforehand and enjoying your lunch while seated and watching our fabulous jousters!
12:30   Peg Doll Workshop – Shuvani Romani Kumpania (22)
1:30   Children’s Games of Skill – hosted by Knight’s Guild of Wessex and Mercia at the Village Green
1:45   Viking Necklace and Arm Ring Workshop -Rafnheim (29)
1:45   Joust* Great for an after lunch break
2:15   Trollen Weaving for Beginners – Traders of the Lost Art (craft stall just south of 22)
3:00   Encampment Games for Children – Knights Guild of Wessex and Mercia (26)
3:15   Joust* Last of the day. More tomorrow!
3:30   Meet the Gypsy Cob Horse – Shuvani Romani Kumpania (22)
ALL DAY Treasure Hunt – Companie of Knights Bachelor (4)

SUNDAY

9:45   Grande Parade at Castle Arena
10:30   Joust* First of the day, easiest for parents whose little ones don’t have too much energy to expend at this time so you can all watch!
11:00
  Encampment Games for Children – Knights Guild of Wessex and Mercia (26)
11:15   Trollen Weaving for Beginners – Traders of the Lost Art (craft stall just south of 22) OR 11:15 Renaissance Fingerlooping – Condottieri (17)
11:45    Aesop’s Tales of How to Live: A Medieval Puppet Presentation – Order of Artisans and Kindred Spirits (3)
12:00   Joust* We suggest getting some food to eat beforehand and enjoying your lunch while seated and watching our fabulous jousters!
12:30   Peg Doll Workshop – Shuvani Romani Kumpania (22)
1:45   Viking Necklace and Arm Ring Workshop -Rafnheim (29)
1:45   Dog Training in Medieval Times – Knights of the Longdog (6)
1:45   Joust* Great for an after lunch break
3:15   Joust* Very last one for this year 🙁
3:30   Meet the Gypsy Cob Horse – Shuvani Romani Kumpania (22)
ALL DAY Treasure Hunt – Companie of Knights Bachelor (4)

Parents, don’t miss out on a great offer from Medieval Fightclub! Present your Medieval Fightclub sponsored jousting ticket when purchasing a Toy Sword & Shield Set and they will give you another set FREE! You can find their stall in the market place all weekend.