Step into the past this Easter weekend with a visit to historic Arundel Castle’s popular Normans and Crusaders event, taking place from 31 March – 02 April.
The first event in a fun-packed calendar, Normans and Crusaders offers a taste of 12th century life to families and history enthusiasts alike. With crafts, demonstrations and activities throughout the day, visitors to the Castle’s living history encampment will be entertained from 10am – 4.30pm.
Even the wildest imaginations will be captivated by demonstrations that seem straight from an ancient battlefield. From combat and archery, to weapons and armour, many will leave having discovered their inner knight. There will even be have-a-go archery – for over 8s only – a chance to take a shot at one of the era’s most important skills.
The incredible falconry display is sure to impress, as is the costume display which follows it. Crafts will offer visitors a hands-on glimpse into the daily realities of the Middle Ages; this year the Castle is offering arrow fletching, leather working, scribing and even cookery.
Normans and Crusaders is particularly relevant for children learning key stages 1, 2 and 3.
Castle Manager, Stephen Manion, is passionate about the Castle and its visitors, “We are exceedingly proud of our Normans and Crusaders event and have painstakingly created an immersive experience that is as interesting for the adults as it is fun for the kids.
“Opening the Castle for spring and summer is always a cause for celebration. With this historical extravaganza we invite people of all ages to time travel, get involved and be as excited as we are about our Norman past.
“For those left hungry by the cooking activities, the hog roast is a mouth-watering treat.”
This year the Castle marks the 950th anniversary of its initial construction with an array of events designed to offer something special for everyone. From the Tulip Festival to the Castle Siege, visitors can expect Arundel Castle to live up to its fascinating history.
Arundel Castle and its extensive grounds will be reopened to the public on Friday 30 March.
More information visit: www.arundelcastle.org
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