Then pack the kids and head to the Abbey Museum for Kids' Medieval Fun Day on Tuesday 8 July.
For just $4 entry for your little ones (adults and carers are free), you get access to the most exciting and thrilling activities and events throughout the day. There are a number of fantastic freebies as well as a huge range of other activities at a small cost.
Free activities on the day include the puppet show with Professor Wallace and his Puppets; giant jumping castles; and costume competition. Plus have a go at fun medieval games like quoits, skittles, tug o' war and egg & spoon race. You'll also get to meet and greet medieval greyhounds, learn about the history of the greyhounds and even have your photo taken. What's more, kids can also have a go at mini trebuchets as well as creating a picture from Medieval brasses to take home.
Other activities offered on the day for a small cost include face painting, belly dancing, camel rides, Viking runes carving, and henna hand art. And make sure you put on your best medieval costume to have your photo taken by the pro photographer for $20. These activities don't require prior booking.
In addition, there are masses of workshops ranging from $1.50 to $8 for kids up to 12 years of age. These require prior booking and fill up quickly so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. If your kids enjoy a bit of art and craft, then princess hat decorating, crown decorating, shield painting, flag decorating and mask decorating are just perfect.
Music lovers can participate in the drum beat workshop and there are also Middle Eastern dancing and gypsy dancing for those keen to have a boogie.
For the active ones head over to the jester school, knight school, jousting workshops and archery workshops. Plus, they can participate in a safe, fun battle with swords and shields.
Exciting activities aside there are also wonderful food stalls filled to the brim with delicious and healthy goodies suitable for all appetites. Plus stacks of amazing souvenirs and medieval paraphernalia will be for sale. So make sure you pop by to take a browse.
You should download the program for the complete list of awesome happenings on the day and start making plans. For more information about the event, head to the Kids' Medieval Fun Day website. Alternatively, you should follow them on Facebook to receive updates and reminders.