22nd May 2015 by

Posted in Events, Pembrokeshire, Spring, Summer

Witness Medieval Mayhem at Carew Castle

The team at Carew Castle and Tidal Mill are busy preparing for a packed schedule of events with the bank holiday weekend and half-term approaching. The Castle is gearing up for a week of Medieval re-enactments, family fun and some fabulous falconry!

Not only will you be able to watch the brilliant Bowlore demonstrate their amazing weaponry skills, but you’ll also be able to have a go yourself. If you’ve always fancied yourself as a brave knight, you will be able to try on armour, handle a real sword or shoot a long-bow from 24-26 May.

For those who want a more mellow Medieval experience, there will be a range of activities and games taking place in the Castle courtyard with shield painting, weaving, calligraphy and tile making from 23-29 May. The activities change daily so there’s always an excuse to visit us again!

Pembrokeshire Falconry will also be with us over the bank holiday weekend, with an opportunity to have a one-to-one session with your favourite falcon on 24, 25 and 26 May with the added bonus of a fantastic flying display on 25 May.

For those who prefer more peaceful pastimes, we have two evening events to tempt you. On 27 May the family-friendly Brilliant Bats tour will bring history and wildlife together, with a tour of the Castle and grounds as you look out for these elusive creatures and listen to their calls.

The Twilight Tour 28 May will provide a peaceful evening walk in the shadows of the Castle, recounting the tales of the Castle’s past residents and its colourful history.

If that wasn’t enough, Carew Tidal Mill has a range of new family-friendly interactive models, try grinding corn into flour, making a waterwheel turn and learn how pulleys lightened the load for the miller. There are children’s activity corners and an audio commentary on each floor describing how the mill would have operated in its heyday.

For those who are visiting North Pembrokeshire, we recommend a trip to our sister sites at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village near Newport and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids. Both have a range of events and activities which will keep everyone entertained come rain or shine.

For more information about Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, visit the website below.