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Mediaeval life ALL THIS AND GAMES TO PLAY AS WELL CASTLE BUILDING

In 1265, Prince Edward (later Edward I) layed siege to the occupants of Kenilworth Castle. Come and hear the story, Build the castle, Use siege weapons to destroy it.

FUN WITH MEDICINE

model castle built by the children

The Lady Catherine de Hesterburg (otherwise known as ‘the wise woman’) has many cures to demonstrate to you. Unfortunately her manservant Tomas never seems to get it right and will have to pay the consequences.

A HISTORY OF TIME

From a ‘shadow stick’ of 3,500BC to the invention of the mechanical clock, we had 12 hours of daylight every day. This means that an hour would vary in length.

model mangonel to lay siege to castle

Fun with medicine !!

Come and see the invention of the first mechanical clock as Tomas builds one before your very eyes.

First mechanical clock - circa 1280 AD

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Games to play all day

Just a small sample of many games available this weekend

Shovelboard - one of the great favourites

Skittles

Table games of all descriptions

Marbles Bridge - suitable for all ages

Bandy - like hockey but without rules

Hoca (the forerunner of roulette)

Ferses - the modern games is draughts

Suitable for all ages. Let the child within come out to play for a while. Quoits

Bowling

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Mediaeval life