Hedingham Castle has a packed season of medieval events planned for 2014

Halstead Gazette: A knight prepares for battle during a medieval day at Hedingham Castle last year A knight prepares for battle during a medieval day at Hedingham Castle last year

Hedingham Castle has announced a packed 2014 season full of knights in shining armour, entertainment and attractions.

The 900 year-old Norman keep stands in 160 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland so a wander around the grounds is sure to keep a family busy on a day out but a range of special events will be held from February to make a trip even more worthwhile.

The season kicks off with Snowdrop Sundays on February 9, 16 and March 2, showcasing at least 13 varieties of snowdrops covering the slopes of the motte and bailey.

The Lavenham Falconry team will be showing their birds of prey and Graeme the Medieval Archer will be in the Banqueting Hall with a selection of weapons.

The castle be taken over by the Medieval Siege Society on April 20 and 21, giving a snapshot of life in the medieval period with archery, birds of prey, a maypole, jesters plus a dragon’s egg hunt run by The Dragons of Wye-Ten.

May kicks off with the Knights of Destrier who are making their first visit to the castle for a jousting tournament on May 4 and 5.

A vintage fair will visit the castle on May 18, followed by more jousting with the Knights of Royal England who will be recreating the classic Tourney in front of the keep, with jousting and hand to hand combat plus a range of other entertainment.

Highlights for the rest of the year include a visit by The Globe, who are returning with a production of Much Ado About Nothing, The Pantaloons Theatre Company, who will present A History of Britain, classic car shows and a circus.

For more information about opening times and admission prices visit hedinghamcastle.co.uk or call 01787 460261.

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8:39am Fri 24 Jan 14

Bhudeeka says...

how lovely I hope to be able to go to many
how lovely I hope to be able to go to many Bhudeeka

1:52pm Fri 24 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Oh my Gawd! - You gave me such a shock Bhudeeka Sweetheart!
.
It looked like you said you were 'hoping to be able to go to marry'!

I really must make an effort to wipe the egg and ketchup off my computer screen.
Oh my Gawd! - You gave me such a shock Bhudeeka Sweetheart! . It looked like you said you were 'hoping to be able to go to marry'! I really must make an effort to wipe the egg and ketchup off my computer screen. OMPITA [Intl]

5:03pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sKorch says...

DON'T MARRY HIM Bhudeeka,
if he has egg and ketchup on his computer screen.........




think what his underpants will look like................
...:-(
DON'T MARRY HIM Bhudeeka, if he has egg and ketchup on his computer screen......... think what his underpants will look like................ ...:-( sKorch

5:24pm Fri 24 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

sKorch wrote:
DON'T MARRY HIM Bhudeeka,
if he has egg and ketchup on his computer screen.........




think what his underpants will look like................

...:-(
Hey watch out!.. I an ex Commando. So she's got nothing to worry about!
[quote][p][bold]sKorch[/bold] wrote: DON'T MARRY HIM Bhudeeka, if he has egg and ketchup on his computer screen......... think what his underpants will look like................ ...:-([/p][/quote]Hey watch out!.. I an ex Commando. So she's got nothing to worry about! OMPITA [Intl]

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