Travel back in time and be a Knight for the day in this action packed medieval thrills experience. With expert horsemen and actors at your side you will be taught the skills used by Knights including how to use a shield and lance, horse control, how to strike targets, mounted period games and foot fights with swords and quarterstaffs. The event concludes with the chance to dress in medieval costume and show off your skills in a mini medieval tournament.
You'll start off by dressing in medieval armour and costume with your very own title and coat of arms for the day; have an overview of the equipment and an introduction to the history of jousting. Mount your trusty steed for a short riding assessment before learning the basic jousting "Knight's Skills" including collecting 'Golden Rings' off the tilt with your lance and striking the dreaded man-shaped spinning 'Quintaine' target. Become master of the medieval broadsword as you learn a choreographed fight straight out of the movies to perform to your fellow 'knights-in-training', plus a chance to unleash your arrows upon the targets as you take up an English Longbow, time permitting. After lunch put everything you've learnt into practise as you complete in the "Grand Gauntlet Challenge" Medieval Tournament before you take on the resident Black Knight in a mini-joust to gain your Knighthood! The day will end with the all important Knighting Ceremony and presentation of certificates, after which you can ride off into the sunset to find a few dragons to slay!
This voucher includes a unique jousting experience. This voucher is valid for 10 months for one person. Minimum age is 16. Maximum weight is 22 stone. Novice and non-riders are welcome but you must have a reasonable level of fitness. Please advise at point of booking of any disabilities or if you are undergoing any medical treatment. Spectators are welcome at no extra cost with arena-side pavilion and viewing gallery seating available. Please bring a packed lunch or money to purchase a meal at one of the nearby amenities.