Medieval Times graciously offered us the King's Package. This comes with:
You are handed a card, which will signify your hat colour, and part of the Royal Package you get to have your picture taken with the king.
Before we actually got into the show though, they have an area set up with shops and people wandering around dressed in period clothing. The boys were able to meet the King's Falconer where they learned she was hooded, not because she wouldn't stay with him, but because there were a couple of service dogs roaming around and she was not fond of dogs at all.
And it was GOOD food. Soup, bread, chicken, corn, potato, limitless drinks (pop etc). The only thing I didn't like was the tea post meal which was MUCH too strong for my taste.
Before the main show there were smaller shows, the falcon flew and caught her lure, the horses strutted their stuff.. Gramma just LOVED this part.
The show was a lot of fun, even though we had seen it last year, the joy and the wonder and the fun were still there for my lad with plans for next year! MOM!!! Do you think next year I should wear my knights costume? Wouldn't that be fun?
I said "Sure Lad, but let's see if they invite us back next year too!"
Here are some pics of the fun we had.
Currently we are listening to a series of books called "The Ranger's Apprentice". (Excellent series by the by.. get your boys to listen to it.. your girls too!) :) It is set during this time period, when we saw the flail at work against the sword, it brought to life the danger one of the characters was in when he was faced up against the flail. The reach it gives to the person bearing it and the thud it made against a shield. Made it all more real you know? Even though we know the show is carefully choreographed so no one gets hurt, it still brings the thrill and the danger immediately to bear.