Jousting! – Knights of Royal England

Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May 10am - 5pm

Adults £15, Over 65s £13, Under 18s £ 10, Family £42, Under 5s £0. 10% off when booked on-line in advance!

The ever-exciting and popular Knights of Royal England return to Hedingham, recreate a classic Tourney in front of the Keep.

An awesome spectacle of chivalry, hand to hand combat, mounted challenges and dark deeds!

Surrounding it all will be a bustling arena with craft stalls, a range of food and a host of entertainment!

The Norfolk Longbowmen will be demonstrating the art of Archery – have a go! Our Official Jester, Jonathan de Hadleigh, will cause his usual mayhem! Musicians, Donkey Rides, a Maypole and Coconut Shies provide constant entertainment throughout the day! Something for all the family on a great day out.

New for 2020 – Medieval Hand Fasting Ceremonies

Kate Millner, fully trained and experienced independent Celebrant will be offering traditional mini handfasting sessions to couples entering the castle on Joust days in 2020. Kate is no stranger to Hedingham Castle- you may have seen her performing as Judy, the Jester’s long-suffering wife in the Jester and Judy show over the last few years.

Now she brings an opportunity to be “bound” to your loved one in a traditional handfasting ceremony, joyfully witnessed by other supportive visitors to the Joust. You will have the option to don a cloak or a floral circlet, drink from the Quaich cup, offer your own personal words to your loved one as Kate “ties the knot” and to seal the deal by “jumping the broom”. Ceremonies will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis- just add your names to the chalk board as you arrive at Kate’s ceremonial Handfasting tent.

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