For those of us who have always dreamed of being a Knight in shining armour or a fantastic gift for Father's Day!
Life during Medieval times may have been brutal, plague ridden and squalid, but they sure knew how to have fun. To kick off an action packed jousting experience you will take part in a riding assessment, an introduction to the equipment and an overview of the history of jousting. Then you will have the opportunity to take part in various activities, including neck reining. You will be shown how to use a flag, lance and shield and then practice with a lance on the formidable quintane - a spinning target!
After a break for lunch (not included) this extraordinary day continues by learning a choreographed fight sequence - including broadsword or quarterstaff fighting. Then you will be invited to dress in authentic medieval costume and bring all your new skills to action in a tournament.
This jousting experience takes place in Warwick, Warwickshire on selected weekend dates at least once per month from March - November.
Minimum age 16 and maximum weight 20 stone. No riding experience is necessary but you must have a reasonable level of fitness to take part. Please advise at booking of any disabilities or medical concerns.
The experience will last approx 6 1/2 hours and there will be a maximum number of 20 people taking part. Spectators are welcome but no dogs permitted.
Jousting will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather conditions - please contact the venue for advise on this.
As this is an active experience that involves riding, you are advised to wear jodpurs or comfortable trousers and riding boots with a small heel - trainers are not suitable. You may bring your own riding hat and gloves if you have them, if not they will be provided.
You are advised to arrive 15-30 minutes before your booked time to ensure you have a prompt start.
A photographer is available throughout the day to capture your unforgettable day with photo prices varying from £5 to £10 approximately.
Be prepared to get very dirty in true Medieval style and have a unique day to remember.
Your experience gift voucher will be dispatched in a red envelope or you may choose a red gift box for a small extra charge.
Method: Royal Mail
Dispatch Time: 2 - 4 days