Weekend fun at Arundel Castle: Normans & Crusaders

Jan 31 2016
Normans & Crusaders

Set in 1190, Richard Coeur de Lion, King of England has embarked on the Third Crusade and has called upon his subjects to set forth and join him. Arundel Castle guards the road linking the Medieval ports of Shoreham, Pagham, and Portsmouth. The Castle defends access to the sea via the River Arun, providing a logical mustering point for men, supplies and equipment setting out for the Continent. Set within a historical tented encampment, Raven Tor Living History Group will recreate the crafts, weapons training, and battle tactics of the period. With falconry a Story Teller, and archery demonstrations the weekend will be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the late Norman Period.

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Summer Family Adventures: GOING WITHOUT ELECTRICITY – LIGHTING

May 17 2015
100 family adventures no electricity girl reading at candlelight

Twenty-four hours without flicking a switch. Going without electricity might not seem like a challenge but it is surprisingly difficult and makes you realise how much we take electrical devices for granted. The idea is to not turn on anything electrical for 24 hours – that’s from the moment you wake up until the moment that you go to bed! This project was extracted from 100 Family Adventures by the Meek family, published by Frances Lincoln (£14.99).

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Days out in London with children for 2013

Jan 08 2013

Spring seems a long time coming at the moment, and with all these grey days, children’s activities for January and February need to be easy, relatively cheap and rain-free. Here are my top picks of things to do in London with kids in the last few days of winter.

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