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Unique Medieval Jousting
Experience Days

A Medieval Jousting Experience Day takes you back in time to the ‘Days of Olde’ when our valiant English knights were competing in  exciting medieval horseback sports to provide some of history’s most exhilarating and colourful entertainment  in the hopes of winning the total adoration of the crowd.

The Knights of Middle England give the thrilling antics of old England an exciting new twist for the 21st Century. With plenty of team spirit and fun filled activities even those who have never been on a horse before can take on the title of Baron von Buren or the Earl of Warwick for the day and throw down the gauntlet.

 

Traditionally jousting was only permitted for men to partake in until the late Middle Ages, but fear not, we take lady knights too!!

 

So come on ladies and throw down the gauntlet and challenge those men!!


This fascinating experience package consists of teaching you the basic jousting skills needed to strike the dreaded "Quintaine" (man shaped target that spins around on impact) and authentic mounted games such as collecting rings off the tilt (wooden fence that divides the two competing knights) with a lance and a pig sticking competition.

 

Participants will have the chance to dress up in medieval costume and armour, have their own title and coat of arms for the day and learn a basic choreographed sword fight straight from a film which is performed to the rest of your fellow ‘knights-in-training’. You can even try to be Warwickshire's own Robin Hood and unleash your longbow and try to split the golden arrow!

 

In the afternoon the stakes are raised as you are split into teams to compete in the grand ‘Gauntlet Challenge’. Earn points for your team as you put into practise the mounted skills that you have learnt.

 

The day climaxes with the chance to put all the skills you have learnt into use as you try and unseat the resident mischievous Black Knight in a ‘mini joust’  to gain your Knighthood!

Will you be able to ward of the threats of the querulous Black Knight?


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Timings - 10am to 5pm


These unique and exhilarating days are all carried out on a very basic level with safety being at the forefront of every activity. Riding experience is an advantage for certain activities but is not essential. All training is done in an easy and comfortable step by step fashion to suit all requirements. No rider is ever pushed beyond his/her limits.

 

A reasonable level of fitness is required for the day's activities.

 

Do not be put off or scared - it is not as hard as it looks!

 

We have the attitude of anyone can have a go at learning to joust and we aim to make it as fun and enjoyable as possible, even if you have never sat on a horse before!


Jousting demands a different type of equestrian skill and our horses can accommodate any standard of horsemanship!

 

All you need is a ‘have-a-go’ attitude and we will take care of the rest!

 

Click here to book direct today with ourselves and purchase a Knights of Middle England Jousting Experience Day voucher. A perfect gift for that someone who has everything!

 

Looking to do something different for your birthday? Or just want to have a go at something new with your friends? Why not book a Private Jousting Experience! Add on an evening hog roast and stay in our on-site accommodation for the ultimate birthday party or weekend away!

 

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Be Prepared!

 

On our activity days we will provide you with your very own tabard, armour and charger all you need to bring is;

 

  • Sensible footwear that has a flat sole and small heel - no trainers
  • Change of clothes (be prepared to get mucky!)
  • Clothing suited to the weather
  • Gloves
  • And a fighting spirit!

 

 

 

 

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