Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

Jousting Returns To Cardiff Castle /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

Now firmly established in the city’s calendar, the spectacular Joust! event makes a welcome return, taking over the grounds of Cardiff Castle on Sat & Sun 18 – 19 June from 10am – 5pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Joust! offers a weekend filled with pomp and pageantry, all that you would expect from the turbulent times of the Middle Ages when the knights were the celebrities of the day. To the sounds of fanfares, the knights will gallop into the jousting arena on their trusty steeds, lances at the ready for a spectacular contest with horseback stunts, falls, fights, and breath-taking action. Authentic and thrilling, the competition intensifies in this medieval adventure as the crowds cheer for their favourite knight. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Around the Joust arena is a bustling hive of activity, with a medieval village to explore, close-up displays of knights in full combat and story-telling on myths, legends and dragons. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It is also a day to get involved. Children will leave as fully fledged knights following sessions on junior jousting skills, juggling and have-a-go siege weapons. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as a knight or princess, join the children’s parade around the Joust arena, take part in the dragon procession and help re-enact the Battle of Agincourt. And what better way to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 19 June? ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Sport, Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said, “A highlight of the Castle’s events calendar, the Joust is a superb family event and a great way to travel back in time.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tickets are available on-line, by telephone on 029 2087 8100 or in person at the Castle Ticket Office. Discounts are available for Castle Key and Season Ticket Holders in advance and on the day in person at the Ticket Office only. Children under 5 are free. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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