Children at the festival

What’s there for the Kids and Families?

Kids at the Abbey Medieval Festival (Image: BCroese)

A fun-day out with the family is so important and therapeutic today and we are acutely aware that Mums and Dads are very selective with their down-time choices.  Families work hard, endure hard times – perhaps different to what medieval families had to endure – but nonetheless –  both visible and invisible difficulties are surmounted each day by children.  So kicking back and bonding with the members of your family is very important.  To including learning and fun is a must from our side and we hope that this year, you will see that, more than every before, the kids are the winners!

Immersive Edu-tainment for the Family

The festival interweaves very unique opportunities for families to come together, wind-down and indulge in vivid and colourful imagination – This is just what kids love and want and as adults, this is where we can really learn from our kids – fun is therapy. It makes us feel better.  No explanations necessary.  We promise you, there’s fun to be had at this festival.

Kids and Families at the Festival

Kids at the Abbey Medieval Festival (Image: BCroese)

So what do we have in store for you this year?

Kids of all ages will clap, cheer, and laugh themselves silly when Domino the Jester takes the stage. Get ready for fantastic feats of juggling, brilliant balancing and mystifying magic. More?

The Abbey House Troupe will tell stories of medieval legends for children at the Pageant Wagon stage. Led by a narrator, the troupe will act out scenes from King Arthur, Robin Hood and St. George and the Dragon. More?

For the older kids,  those interested in the evolution of medieval garb, why not take a tour through the transition of fashion from early period through to the late medieval period as models display the evolution of clothing influenced by construction techniques, politics and status.  They will never complain about their school uniform again!

Kids Dig It!Medieval Family Fun WEEK!

This is where the fun gets serious!  A week-long of children’s activities themed on medieval daily life takes place from 2-6th July at the Abbey Museum.  You could travel back in time somehow for these experiences, or you could just come to Caboolture’s award winning Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology to join in all-day activities including the Abbey signature events – the Archaeological Digs and Archery.  New this year will be Make a Poppet, Page training and for two mornings you’ll have the chance to take part in Archery Skirmish.  You will also find medieval combat, needlework and illuminating letters masterclasses and there’s a costume competition with a prize each day!

And if all this is too much, parents can hang out at the Abbey Cafe.

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