Medieval Jousting Experience
Life during medieval times may have been grubby, brutal and plague-ridden, but they sure knew how to have fun. This action-packed jousting experience begins with a riding assessment, an overview of the equipment and an introduction to the history of jousting. Next, take part in various activities, including neck reining and learning how to use a flag, lance and shield - practise with a lance on the formidable quintaine, a spinning target. After lunch, this unforgettable day continues by learning a choreographed fight sequence, including broad sword or quarterstaff fighting, before dressing in medieval costume and putting all these newfound skills into action during a tournament. This enjoyable day out ends with a certificate presentation.
- An action-packed medieval jousting experience
- Try fighting with a flag, lance and shield
- Take part in the choreographed fight using quarterstaff or broadsword
- Put everything you've learned into action in a medieval tournament
- Availability Description
Selected weekend dates at least once a month from March - November.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 16. Maximum weight is 20 stone. Novice 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.
Jousting may be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Please call the venue if in doubt.
The experience lasts for six and a half hours. You're welcome to arrive 15 - 30 minutes in advance of your booked time to ensure a prompt start.
- Numbers on the Day
There will be a maximum of 20 people taking part.
- Dress Code
Wear jodhpurs or comfortable trousers. You'll need riding boots or shoes with a small heel - no trainers allowed. Bring gloves and a riding hat if you have them; if not, they'll be provided. You might get pretty dirty (authentically medieval then!).
- Other Info
Please note that lunch isn't included: you can either bring your own or go to the local pub for lunch. A photographer is on-site throughout the day (photo prices vary generally from £5 to £10).