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England's Medieval Festival

We are big Game of Thrones, Vikings and Lord of the Rings fans, come on, most of us like a bit of fantasy drama, right?!

I was so excited when I found out about England's Medieval Festival which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 27-29) at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex.

What's more, a family day ticket to the event is just £46 or a family weekend ticket including camping in the castle grounds will set you back £230.

England’s Medieval Festival is now in its 24th year, I can't believe I had not heard about this event before!

It's billed as the most authentic, one-of-a-kind event in the UK with a very special blend of history and fun for the whole family. There will be realistic historical battles, jousting, performers, horses, archery, music, traditional crafts, eating, drinking and shopping - you can even enjoy a pint of mead in the Buxom Wench Tavern.

Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex is a fairy tale setting for an amazing weekend, where wizards, jesters, knights, dragons and princesses await the kids.

Guests can enjoy medieval glamping in bell tents, standard camping in the castle grounds, or even a real bed in the onsite B&B. Or just come for the day.

It’s easy to see why so many guests return year after year, and now bring their own children to share the magic, even pet dogs are welcome.

Highlights of the Weekend include:

Jousting – twice daily shows.

Musical entertainment – traditional, folk and everything in between.

Daily grand parades, and an evening torch lit procession.

Minstrels, magicians and 'The Mud Show'

Jesters, jugglers and bird of prey.

Kids’ Kingdom: drum, sword and jester schools, archery, medieval bushcraft, stage shows, pony rides, medieval skittles and crafts, campfire storytelling and star-gazing.

Workshops: chain mailing, iron work, wood weaving, calligraphy, brass rubbing, candle making, stone carving.

Hundreds of traditional craftsmen and traders.

Outdoor evening cinema, fire shows and a wooden ferris wheel.

Huge range of craft ales, ciders & mead at the Buxom Wench & Jester Taverns.

Excellent traditional food - savour hogs roasting over open coals.

Medieval banquet in the castle.

Stunning surroundings in the beautiful castle gardens and grounds.

Watch the highlights here:

As you can see from this video - it looks outstanding. I actually can't wait. I feel the need to make some costumes for us. At Halloween we dressed as Lagertha and Floki from Vikings, I will be searching charity shops for clothes to adapt!


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