Grand Medieval Joust

Date

Sun 27 & Mon 28 Aug 2017 

Time

10.30am-5pm

Location

Bolsover Castle 

Suitable For

Everyone

A knight in full armour rides a horse decorated in armour and flags.

Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval England.

Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour. Soak up the medieval way of life in the colourful encampments and be entertained by the naughty court jester while your budding young knights test their strength in the field.

This event is part of our Medieval Knights Season.

Event timetable:

Outer Court
10.30am - Join Blast from the Past as they regale you with sounds of the medieval period
11am - Arms and Armour display in the small arena OR Meet the Knights at the Shop
11.30am - Chaaarge! Take part in our Children's Battle
12pm - An impressive display of Medieval Falconry in the Main Arena.
12.30pm - Grand Medieval Joust
1pm - 'Firepower' at the Main Arena. Join the archers and our medieval fighters as they demonstrate battle techniques and firing in an age before gunfire.
1.30pm - Join Blast from the Past as they regale you with sounds of the medieval period
2pm - An Archery and Equipment display in the small arena OR Meet the Knights at the Shop
2.30pm - Chaaarge! Take part in our Children's Battle
3.30pm - Grand Medieval Joust
4pm - Foot Combat and a Tourney at the Main Arena
4.30pm - Chaaarge! Take part in our Children's Battle

Inner Court
10.30am - Chaaarge! Take part in our Children's Battle
11am - Arms and Armour display in the small arena OR Meet the Knights at the Shop
11.30am - Arming the Knight- Find out about the armour of our Jousters at the Knights Tents OR Meet the household in the small arena
1pm - 'Medieval cooking' - Join the William Stanley's in their encampment to hear about the food eaten in the C15th and also see a medieval oven in use.
1.30pm - Knights Tales from Far and Wide - Come and listen and even take part in a Farfetched Tale from Far and Wide as they spin a yarn to delight the young and the young at heart
2.30pm - Arming the Knight- Find out about the armour of our Jousters at the Knights Tents OR Meet the household in the small arena
3pm - An impressive display of Medieval Falconry in the Main Arena
4pm - Knights Tales from Far and Wide - Come and listen and even take part in a Farfetched Tale from Far and Wide as they spin a yarn to delight the young and the young at heart
4.30pm - Join Blast from the Past as they regale you with sounds of the medieval period

 

Prices

Type Price
Member (Adult) £3.50
Member (Child) £2.10
Member (Concession) £3.10
Member (Family) £9.10
Adult £14.30
Child, 5-15 years £8.60
Concession £12.80
Family £37.20

Price Notes

Art Fund members are not entitled to free or reduced entry during this event. Corporate members pay English Heritage member rates to this event.

How to book

Please note: Booking tickets for this event is essential as places are limited. Tickets are available to purchase by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1181 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm Sat 9am – 5pm). Please note the telephone bookings will close at 3pm the day before the event or 3pm on Friday if the event is on a weekend.
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Address
Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR
Location
Derbyshire, East Midlands

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