Whenever it rains on the weekend, its always a challenge to think of crafty ideas to keep the kids occupied and engaged. Recently a friend of ours visited Medieval Times with her kiddies, and told us about their fun experience. I have plenty of childhood memories there, including birthday parties, and a middle school class trip. This weekend and with rain in the forecast, Jason and I decided to surprise the kids with a trip to Medieval Times!
For those unfamiliar with Medieval Times, it is a dinner and tournament family dinner theater experience, featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting, and jousting. As audience participants, everyone is given a crown color coordinated to a horse and knight designated to your seating area. Its your job to root and cheer for your team, as you wave your flags and really enjoy a fun family night!
King Don Carlos welcomes you to dine with him and his royal court. Always a generous host, the King has commanded his royal chefs to cook his favorite meal. Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, a pastry of the Castle, and coffee. With your meal, you have a choice of the non-alcoholic beverages of the castle. For the adults, cocktail servers make the rounds for beverages at the bar. There is also a vegetarian menu option available.
In the era when Medieval Times was set, utensils were not available, so everyone ate with their hands, and this was encouraged during the king’s show. The kids loved that they were allowed to eat with their hands and get messy, while watching the match and cheering on their knight! We were seated in the black and white knight’s section, and that evening he emerged the victor! In my many visits to Medieval Times over the years, this was the first time my team won!
It was a super fun family night, and I am already making plans to bring back my parents this summer, to relive some childhood memories with them! And don’t worry if you don’t live in the NYC metro area, Medieval Times has nine other locations throughout the US and Canada!