Located in the heart of the historic city of Oxford and beautifully blending the past with the present to create an experience the entire family will never forget, there’s never been a better time to visit Oxford Castle Quarter than this August bank holiday weekend.
Once home to the Norman Oxford Castle, then the infamous Oxford prison, and now an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants, this Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August from 11am to 6pm, Oxford Castle Quarter is excited to be bringing its free-to-attend Medieval Fayre to the city. Packed full of thrilling activities all the family will enjoy, there’s no better way to spend one of the last weekends of the summer than by enjoying medieval mayhem within the centuries-old walls.
With a myriad of medieval events taking over the grounds of Oxford Castle Quarter and celebrating the unique and lively history of the Middle Ages, your kids will be raving about their fascinating and educational weekend spent at Oxford Castle Quarter when they head back to school in September. But it’s not just the kids that will get the most out of this exciting, one-of-a-kind August event.
Although youngsters are guaranteed to be enthralled by puppet shows from ‘Castle Small’ and tales from ‘Maggie the Gossip’ and eager to test their battle skills with a longbow or sword at “Knight School”, adults will also be more than entertained by the clash of blades in the exercise yard, fire juggling by the resident jester, “The Fool Monty”, and Big Beynon’s Blacksmithing’s live historical display. And no medieval day would be complete without a showstopping swordfight, as skilled knights battle it out within the castle grounds.
Over the weekend, you will be treated to a musical welcome from medieval minstrels “Sloe Gin” while taking in the enticing sights and smells of the Gallic Cauldren ‘Pario Gallico’, where you’ll get to learn how to cook medieval style. And if all this Medieval excitement leaves you craving a feast fit for a queen or king, Oxford Castle Quarter’s on-site selection of restaurants will be open for business as usual, boasting an enticing range of menus that are guaranteed to please even the fussiest of eaters.
From the sophisticated to the convivial and family friendly, and just a stone’s throw from the shops, there are plenty of great bars and restaurants to check out at Oxford Castle Quarter. From 1855, a haven for wine connoisseurs, to Malmaison, an atmospheric and stylish hotel that makes the perfect setting for Sunday lunches with the family, a sophisticated cocktail night with friends, or afternoon tea in chic surroundings, you won’t be disappointed by the choice on offer here. There’s also a Pizza Express and a Prezzo for fans of Italian cuisine, a Slug and Lettuce for those seeking high-quality fresh food and cocktails in a stylish environment, and the Castleyard Café, where you and your family can enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake or a light lunch while you soak up the rich and fascinating history of the Oxford Castle Quarter.
Held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August from 11am until 6pm, make sure you make a note in your diary so you don’t miss out on what promises to be a truly magnificent Medieval Fayre the entire family will love.
For further information, please visit https://oxfordcastlequarter.com/whats-on-offers