We started off by touring the castle, engaging with the interactive displays, dressing up as knights and slaves and going down to the prisons. We then took part in a group activity where we looked at the different foods which may have been eaten, looked at a quill pen and had a go at colouring our own illuminated letters. We also use a pestle and mortar to mix a range of spices which may have been used during the Norman period, I'm sure some of the children will have already told you that some smelt disgusting!
The most exciting part of the day for some of the children was lunchtime! We sat in the castle gardens on the old ruins in the sunshine.
After lunch we took place in a story tour lead by the castle knight who was very funny! We got to wear special tabards just like what the knight was wearing. He showed us the castle well (It took 4 seconds for the 2p to get to the bottom), the big heavy, thick doors and even took us up the spiral staircase to the top of the castle and we had a pretend battle on the castle drawbridge. We then spent some more time exploring the castle the children loved racing the horses using the interactive chariot. Adam was super good at this- he came first place!
Thank you to the parent helpers and to the children for being well behaved.