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Events 2012

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June 4/5

Medieval Family Fun Day

The Mansion House,





Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday!

Fun for all the family with sword displays, mounted hunting games, falconry, archery, jousting, medieval dancing, minstrels, crafts, medieval market and much more. 

We are providing the guns!



June 18 to 22

Cwmn'ir Bwa / National Trust

Schools Week, Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire



Thank you to all the schools that visited us for our fourth year - see you again next June, this time for two weeks!

Groups from local Primary schools visit mornings and afternoons, to learn about medieval life. Activities can include archery, military history, toys and games, writing, cookery, manners & health. All tailored to appropriate key stage requirements.

Pre-booked school groups only.

For more information, contact the National Trust at Dinefwr Park 01558 824512

July 14/15

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire


A grand annual festival, with extensive medieval market and entertainments. The highlight is the large-scale re-enactment of the battle of Tewkesbury (1471), in which we shall bring our guns to bear upon the enemies of our noble Lord!

July 29/30

Pembroke Castle



Learn about life on campaign during the Wars of the Roses. Full living history encampment, with medieval cookery, crafts, games and pastimes; fighting with sword, dagger and polearm; demonstrations of 15th Century artillery: longbow, crossbow, arquebus, pole gun, and muzzle- and breech-loading cannon. Plenty to interest adults and children alike!

August 4/5

Midlands History Festival

Overstone Park, Northampton


Multiperiod event.

We will be providing general living history & artillery displays.

August 11/12

Buckland Abbey (National Trust)



With Elysium Theatre Company, who are performing excerpts from Shakesperian plays of the Wars of the Roses. We will work as battle-scene extras and help move scenery during performances, and provide living history as background throughout the event. 


August 19/20

Cwmn'ir Bwa

Pembroke Castle




Medieval archery, both military and civilian at the birthplace of Henry Tudor. Watch period-style competitions, displays of warbow technique and martial training. Crafts and trades associated with archery, and a living history camp showing how the archer lived.

Children and young people can try their hand at archery under expert tuition, and learn about an archer's life with our treasure hunt!

November 24/25

Ludlow Christmas Fayre

Ludlow, Shropshire


Members assist with staffing this large annual fayre, which takes place within Ludlow Castle and the adjacent marketplace. Medieval crafts, music and entertainments, as well as 21st Century gifts.