Family Days Out

Crafts and Activities

Whether you are looking for indoor activities for rainy days, or fun arts and craft projects to do with the kids then you've come to the right place.

Make your very own sword out of cardboard and practice your skills, or design your very own coat of arms and decorate your home-made shield.

Grab your pens, pencils and paint brushes because it's time to get crafty.

Make a Sword

Knights need a weapon at their side to go on the attack so follow our simple guide to making a Norman-style sword out of cardboard and foil. Don't forget to give your sword a name worthy of the heroic deeds that you will do with it.

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Make a Shield

This easy step-by-step guide will show you how to make your own medieval shield. Choose your colours, pick an animal or fearsome beast as your charge, and you'll be ready for very own adventure.

Follow our guide

Learn About Heraldry

Heraldry is a huge subject, and some people spend their lives studying it. This guide will help you get to grips with the basics and give you the facts you need to design your very own piece of heraldry or coat of arms.

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Family Days Out

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