On the Saturday evening of the Baroque Horse Festival we will be hosting a medieval feast in the beautiful Abbey restaurant.
Bring the family along to enjoy a scrumptious four course medieval feast. Amongst an array of culinary delights including feasting platters, seasonal soup, roast meats and veggie and something sweet to finish, we’ll also have entertainers performing medieval skits and games for the whole family throughout the night! You’ll leave feeling like royalty.
Two great nations with a fierce sporting rivalry head to head in the original extreme sport of jousting at the inaugural Australia vs England Jousting Tournament.
On the 2nd and 3rd of November, Kryal Castle, Ballarat will host this fierce clash for the sacred urn containing the ashes of a lance ceremonially burned at Arundel Castle in England.
“England may have invented jousting, but Australia perfected it” says the Australian team captain and solid lance world champion, Phillip Leitch.
For two days, over four sessions of jousting, three of the best competitors of each country will bring their brutal best against on the hallowed ground of Kryal Castle’s tournament arena. In 2018, for the first time, an Australia competed at the auspicious “Royal Armouries Easter Tournament” in the United Kingdom and won! Now it’s England’s chance to balance the ledger when they travel to Australia. We will discover who are the greatest jousters in the Commonwealth.
Saturday 2nd November
11:30 Session 1
2:00 Session 2
Sunday 3rd November
11:30 Session 3
The Tournament is run alongside all the regular activities services and entertainment available at Kryal Castle including Archery, Pantomimes, Knights School, Pony Rides, Wizards Workshop. Food, drink as well as on site accommodation are also available.
For those who are adventurous, after dark you may wish to take part in Kryal Castles “The Watchers” interactive horror experience. The undead have risen and it is up to you to lift the curse that has befallen the land (Bookings Essential).
A darkness has descended upon our castle. It’s not up to you to save us, it’s not up to you to banish it. You only need to survive it.
This Halloween Kryal Castle presents a true horror experience that will leave you with permanent tingles. After provisions (savoury canapes served in our Knights Tower) you’ll be sent out into the dark castle grounds in groups of 8-15. Your aim is to solve a series of traps under a time limit, before “It” catches up. Don’t dally. It’s closer than you think.
IF you survive, you will be rewarded with a round of sweet canapes to ease your nerves upon your return to the Medieval Tavern. You are invited to stay and warm yourself by the fire and calm your nerves with a stiff drink if you choose and welcome the return of the other survivors .
Game Play runs for around 1 hour, please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your chosen session time.
Tickets include game play and canapes on arrival and conclusion.
Beverages available for purchase in the Knights Tower and Medieval Tavern.
Between Saturday 2 November 2019 7:00 PM and Saturday 2 November 2019 9:00 PM