Enjoy the UK’s première mediaeval family fun day out when the Loxwood Joust opens on 3rd & 4th August from 10am to 6pm at Loxwood Meadow, West Sussex.
Highlights in 2013 include:
- All action jousting tournament where knights and their steeds compete in thunderous battle
- Mediaeval village complete with masked Executioner, wandering Minstrels and Court Jester
- Recreated mediaeval battle camp with daring displays of weaponry, archery and cannon fire
- Atmospheric singing from the award winning Mediaeval Baebes
The two day spectacular includes battlefield skirmishes showing off the skills and fitness of England’s knights when called upon to defend the nation. Meanwhile a mighty tale unfolds in the Jousting arena as Knights compete for honour, favour and their lives under the watchful eye of the Knight Marshall.
In the Children’s Kingdom little knights and princesses can use their ‘Groats’ for Have a Go Archery, Wound Painting and to ‘Pelt the Peasant’ (in support of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice). Companies of actors, wandering minstrels, the Court Jester, puppeteers and dance troupes entertain in the Mediaeval Market Place being careful to stay on the right side of Gilbert Savage, the Executioner, the Mediaeval Housewife and far, far away from those ‘creatures most foul’ the Lepers.
And there are plenty of opportunities to sup fine ales and dine on local organic food.
Most excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood, there is ample free parking and advance tickets are on sale from Loxwood Joust
Advance ticket prices: Adult: £12 / Child (4-14): £6 / Under 4: Free (valid for any one festival day)
Gate prices Adult: £14 / Child (4-14): £7 / Under 4: Free / OAP: £12 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £38
Published 24th July 2013
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