Something only my friends I went to CÉGEP and university with know about me is that I have a deep fascination for the Medieval Period (particularly the architecture, churches, and society of that time). I studied the Middle Ages in my Liberal Arts and English Literature courses. Prior to post-secondary education, I always had a romanticized view of the Medieval Period. I very quickly learned that the latter part of the Middle Ages was marked by difficulties and calamities including famine, plague, and war.
My Little One is at an age where she loves all things princesses, castles, knights, and chivalry. She loves dressing up as a princess and her playroom is her kingdom with all of her stuffed animals being her lords, ladies, etc. She only just turned five years old, so I haven’t told her about the all the dark aspects of that time period — Like the controversy and heresy within the Church or the warfare between states, civil wars, and peasant revolts occurring in the kingdoms.
For now, I’ll let her be a princess and experience the magic of Medieval Times.
Speaking of which, on one of my birthdays in my early twenties, friends took me to Medieval Times in Toronto to celebrate. I had always wanted to go to experience a Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament! I was so curious to check it out! It was a spectacular Dinner & Tournament!
Definitely a Knight to Remember!
Okay, the entire evening was fabulous, but my girlfriends and I were totally smitten by one particular knight! Too funny! We say that we went for the Dinner and Tournament experience, but we all knew we really went for the knights! We laugh about it to this day!
Knights riding on majestic horses.
What’s not to love, right?
Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty. When I attended, I was vegetarian. At the time, I don’t think there were any vegetarian options, but as I peruse the Medieval Times website, I’m excited to see that there is a vegetarian option available. I have since married a beef farmer, and am eating meat again. I will partake in His Royal Highness’ meal on December 8th!
His Majesty’s Royal Feast includes:
- Oven Roasted Chicken
- Tomato Bisque Soup
- Garlic Bread
- Herb-Roasted Potato
- Spare Rib
- Pastry of the Castle
- Select Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Thinking back at the last time I was at Toronto Castle for the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, I kind of giggled because we were served “Baby Dragon”, (roasted chicken) and we had to eat without cutlery. I just know my husband and our little one will absolutely LOVE this part!
We’ll be at Toronto Castle for Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament next month! Little One is cheering on the Green Knight! We were checking out the website and she is quite smitten!
Would you like to come with us?
Do you have children that love horses, falconry, kingdoms, and brave knights? You can join us at Medieval Times Toronto on Sunday December 8, 2013 for some food, entertainment and family fun!
ENTER by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. We have two family passes up for grabs (5 people max per family). Don’t forget to comment telling us why you want to attend! Giveaway ends on Monday November 18, 2013 11:59PM EST.
Disclosure: I am Medieval Times Brand Ambassador and have received compensation for this post. However, as always, all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.