Saturday, 7 December 2013

Ludlow Castle Medieval Fayre

 Story telling tent We spent a day at Ludlow Medieval Fayre and what a feast for the eyes it was. 
Magic storytelling tents welcomed with comfy cushions and stalls of sweets and cakes were piled up in fantastic displays.
 Sweetie Stall The smell of mulled wine and spice drifted through the air around the castle walls and through the marquee filled to the brim with delights to behold. Ludlow Castle at Christmas People dressed up in beautiful colourful Medieval costumes - velvet, gold thread and regal headdresses. You couldn't help but stop and gaze. What a treat to be able to wear these garments. Medieval ladies  yummy cakesSpices and herbs for sale, breads of all descriptions. Wondrous cakes - sticky toffee, lemon drizzle and chocolate. Mulled cider. Medieval stallholder  hot drink  bread
Unusual entertainment! 
armagh rhymers
Of course at a Medieval Fayre you can buy all sorts of armour and regalia.  helmets
Little Bird enjoyed the sights and sounds, dragged us back into the castle bailey several times. We passed St. Nicholas and wandering minstrels, a Medieval surgeon who told us all about leeches and knights fighting with sword and shield. roast chestnuts  photo P1000052_zpsf6d6c7f3.jpg  yummy treats  Ludlow Castle You could feel Christmas in the air. Mirth and much music. Pure magic.  Minstrel  paint a shield  Fun at Ludlow Castle
Crossing the moat, through the gate to the castle's inner bailey, lined with flame torches and decorated with fir branches. A chill in the air made it feel so festive.  Christmas Ludlow Castle  teller of tales

 Ludlow Castle  flags
 A chance to buy lanterns and trinkets. We bought a lantern hook, a small gargoyle and lots of food goodies to take home. All of us really enjoyed the day and have added it to our calendar of traditions.  trinket boxes  photo P1000109_zpsf7d047a5.jpg Boar Flag
Not only can you learn so much and immerse yourself in history but it really feels so Christmassy. The organisers put an amazing event together. Superb!
 arrows  making arrows
 castle torch  mead  telling tales Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Oh, that looks absolutely fantastic! Love the look of the cakes, and the paint at home shields :) #CountryKids

DogsMom said...

What a fabulous way to spend a day, especially with younger ones. We have several events like this near me. I could spend all day in the castle exploring. I enjoy the music and admiring the costumes.

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

What a superb event and a great family day out at such a beautiful location! It all looked so colourful and very realistic, like stepping back in time. Thanks for linking up and sharing your medieval tales with Country Kids.

Kriss MacDonald said...

What an amazing place to take the kids - and I think I would have bought so many of those delicious cakes, sweets, breads... #countrykids

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