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Joust!

01 - 02
July

A rip-roaring medieval adventure!  

A huge favourite with the crowds and a fantastic family day out, ‘The Knights of Royal England’ return for their 10th anniversary at the Castle with a dazzling show and an epic display of jousting and horsemanship.    

Reckless and brave, skillful and fiercely competitive, the knights stop at nothing as they charge at full tilt at breakneck speed on their trusty steeds. Lances splinter as the knights take to battle from the saddle in some spectacular horseback stunts.    

Enjoy the pageantry, jeer or cheer for your favourite knight, join in the children’s parade, dragon parade, come in costume and be part of the spectacle.  Story-telling, strolling musicians, combat displays and a village encampment to explore makes for a magical medieval day out. 

 

Time

Event

Location

10.00

Story Telling

Near the Trebuchet

10.30

Kiddie Drill

Combat Arena (Inner Ward)

11.00

Combat Display

Combat Arena (Inner Ward)

11.30

Dragon Procession

Meet under the large tree near the Entrance

12.00

Joust! Knights of Royal England

Main Arena

13.00

Story Telling

Near the Trebuchet

13.15

The Battle of Agincourt - Your Chance to Join In

Combat Arena (Inner Ward)

14.00

Kiddie Drill

Combat Arena (Inner Ward)

14.30

Dragon Procession

Meet under the large tree near the Entrance

15.00

 Joust! Knights of Royal England

Main Arena

16:00

Combat Display

Combat Arena (Inner Ward)

16:15

Story Telling

Near the Trebuchet

16.30

Kiddie Drill 

Combat Arena (Inner Ward)

 

 

Throughout the event (except during main displays) there will be a number of additional activities including:

 - Have –a-Go on the Rolling Wooden Jousting Horse (small additional charge) 

- Juggling/Circus Skills

- Barber Surgeon (Medieval Medicine)

- Music from Minstrels de Clare

- Cardiff Castle Garrison - Medieval Encampment

- Meet the Armourer and learn about his craft

- See how “maille” (chainmail) is made

- Learn about how arrows were made

- Try on some helmets and armour at the armour tent

- Learn more about our trebuchet (by the side of the Trebuchet)

- Meet Our Birds of Prey (Falconry Arena)

- Colouring Competition

- Hog Roast

 

Also keep an eye out for two very friendly dragons who will make several appearances throughout the day

 

 

There is a booking fee for online tickets or tickets can be bought in person at the Castle Ticket Office or on 029 2087  8100 for which there is no booking fee.   
Tickets

Adults: £15.50; Seniors: £13; Children: £10; Under 5s: FREE

Family savings: Family tickets for 4 (2 adults and 2 children): £43; Grandparent ticket for 4 (2 seniors and 2 children): £39

(Small charge for additional activities.)

10% discount for Cardiff Castle Key and Season Ticket holders on above ticket prices in person at the Ticket Office. Please bring your Castle Keys / Season Tickets with you to claim your discount.    

 

Please note this ticket will also allow you entry to the Interpretation Centre and access to the Keep, subject to availability. Firing Line museum will be closed and audio guides not available. Additional charge for a house tour.