So, this is my first ‘Activity’ suggestion post. AND LOOK HOW AWESOME IT IS! It’s exactly the kind of thing I was thinking about when wanting to give people different ideas for hen dos.
What is it: “Mastering the skills of being a knight, or trying to anyhow!”
Where is it: Warwickshire (There are other companies available – Google jousting experiences)
How much is it: There are lots of different packages available so you will need to contact them for a price. It sounds like it’s probably worth whatever they’re asking!
Important info/conditions: I think a level of horse riding experience might be required for actual jousting
Contact: http://www.knightsofmiddleengland.com/stag-and-hen/ Follow them on Twitter @joustexperience or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theknightsofmiddleengland
The following text (and all photos) are taken from the website:
“Ladies, forget about the “L” plates, Spa Days and Ann Summers parties… We have something new and exciting to offer you! These totally unique days cater for all sorts of abilities, even none! Geared completely for every member of the group with fun and light hearted banter throughout the day whilst actually mastering the skills of being a knight, or trying to anyhow! With plenty of opportunities to embarrass the stag or hen!
Come for a weekend, day or half day for a unique, exciting and action-packed Stag or Hen Do! Upon your trusty steed learn how to strike the quintaine target (man-shaped target that spins on impact) and spear rings with your lance before wielding a broadsword as you learn a swordfight straight out of the movies. Then raise the stakes as you compete in teams to battle it out in the “Grand Gauntlet Challenge” tournament! You will pick up points for your team in the mounted “knight’s skills” that you have learnt and then attempt to knock the Black Knight from his horse in a mini joust! Add a hog roast and a few barrels of ale with on-site accommodation for the Complete Knight Package!”