Easter School Holiday Program 2017

Hear Ye!

Explore the Sunshine Castle these Easter Holidays..and get our double trouble deal! Every Admission buys you 2 days of entry to the Castle to receive that royal treatment! The Sunshine Castle is once again proud to announce their much loved easter school holiday program. Easter is coming and a great season for a Castle experience! Check out our great Calender of events and activities sure to set a new standard in medieval education, fun activities and creative recreation.

Open daily for the Castle self guided tour – a special easter edition of our famous treasure hunt for the young and the young at heart will make exploring the castle at your own pace even more fun. A treat from the King’s Treasure Chest awaits and there are plentiful praise and prizes to be won in the different battles and challenges.

Well known medieval performer and educator and Sunshine Castle resident Knight Sir Justyn, is set to stage his ‘Skill at Arms’ mini medieval Olympics throughout the Easter school holidays. Be sure not to miss the Canon fire opening and closing ceremonies or the weapons and armour talks. Sir Justyn brings history to life and appears to have an answer for even the tricky questions. This is your chance to participate in:

The Archery Challenge – this is the battle of skill and coordination with bow and arrow.

  • Head to head archery shoot out with participants having to shoot all of their own targets before proceeding to the final target
  • Beat the clock challenge – where participants are shooting for a Personal Best – or to get on the leader board

Royal Junior Jousting Games – involve a series of jousting targets and a randomly selected challenges such as

  • “Power up”- make the quintain turn three rotations with a single blow and
  • “Dead Eye” – strike the smallest target on the quintain

Daily Program
10am  Opening Canon Fire
11am  Weapons Talk
12pm  Skill at Arms – mini medieval Olympics
2pm    Armour talk
3pm    Closing Canon Fire

Sir Justyn's Medieval Olympics
Storytelling and Apple Bopping with Lord Stephen

The Storyteller extraordinaire Lord Stephen of Landsborough invites you to join him as he recounts the stories of travels and travellers, knights, kings and legends. Find out about princesses, castles, battles and medieval magic.
May there be a story that grabs your imagination and beams you back in time. Perhaps you will be asked to kneel and recite the knight’s oath. A lucky few will be knighted indeed.

When the story is told and and the young royals requires a challenge to prove their skill and strength – the Lord Stephen will look to a simple but fun medieval game of Apple Bobbinging to enchant the crowds and drench the kids.

There is nowhere where history is more real these school holidays than at the Sunshine Castle.

When Creativity is the name of the game – with the Courtyard transforming into a big arts, crafts and games mecca. DIY Crowns and an easter colour in competition and some great BIG games will keep the young and the young at heart busy with royal business. Share some quality time with your group or family and have a go at the different activities.

Easter Colour In Competition – your children choose a Easter motif and take part in the colour-in competition. Post a picture of their masterpiece to our Castle facebook to win.
Courtyard Medieval Big Games – many modern games have their origins in medieval times. We have a heap of fun family favourites for you to try, some come in XXL sizing.
Create a Crown – we provide you with lots of creative materials to decorate and make your own crown. Wear it to be King or Queen of the Castle.

(all craft and games activities require adults to supervise and assist children)

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