History Alive

History Alive


Posted 2016-05-13 by Lynne Cargillfollow

Sat 11 Jun 2016 - Sun 12 Jun 2016

Is the man in your life crazy about Military Matters?
Do your boys love swords and guns?
Are the ladies of the house readers of Jane Austen?
Do your children need to know more about Colonial Australia?
If you answered YES to any of these questions you will enjoy a day at Fort Lytton.

If you have even the slightest interest in history, you need to visit . Held at Fort Lytton annually, this event just gets better and better.

Teachers of history can get insight into the relevant time periods and go home with photos for their classes. Why not make it a school outing?

It is the easiest way to involve your children in experiential learning. 1 th Century Queensland has games sessions and if you're lucky you may see them pluck a hen for cooking.

as its name suggests is re-enacted by dedicated enthusiasts who aim to bring their favoured era to life. Each time period has an encampment that is set up with great attention to historical accuracy.

As you walk around the site you can peek into a Viking tent, see Regency Ladies taking tea, watch Napoleonic gentlemen sharpen their fencing skills. I have even seen men being taught how to die effectively. (Tip - don't over do it and stay still once you're down)

From simple demonstrations like How to Tie Turban, How to Arm a Knight, Pike and Musket drill, dancing from the 1930s and 1940s, an Archery Competition, Napoleonic Skirmish and more modern battles, there is definitely something for everyone.

Would you like your son trained to be a squire? It can be arranged. Perhaps you've always wanted to learn how to make a button? It can be done. There is so much I cannot fit it all here. You simply must look at the programme .

If you have a Vintage outfit or a costume from your favourite era by all means wear it. There is a costume competition for children at 2 pm.

Last year there was photo booth with costumes provided. There are stalls selling jewellery and medieval clothing as well as food venues of the twenty-first century type so you won't have to pluck your own dinner.

There is even a blog which is filled with interesting facts.

Held on the weekend of 11th & 12th June 2016
Entry is $46 for a family day pass. $16 adults $11 children Weekend passes are cheaper and group discounts are available

WARNING. The fire the canons and they are LOUD.

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