Broaden students’ awareness of the history and culture of early societies through a full day of discovery and action-packed fun at a Medieval encampment on the grounds adjacent to Upper Canada Village. Students will learn about Medieval life across the globe through the eyes of its warriors, royalty, Medieval families, artisans, merchants and buskers; they can cheer for their favourite competitor’s homeland at the Knights of Valour Jousting Show. Hands-on games and activities, theatrical performances, comedy acts, music, dance and magic add to the festive atmosphere. All presentations and workshops offered during our Medieval Festival Education Program are not only designed to be grade and age level appropriate, they are also both educational and entertaining. Homeschoolers are welcome too.
A detailed Schedule of Activities is now available here.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT
To get the most of your school visit, please plan to attend the Festival for at least half a day. We make every effort to include one of every type of "scheduled" show or workshop in both morning (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and afternoon (12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.). This includes a twice daily Jousting Tournament, as well as a number of performances such as music, dance, comedy, buskering, warrior demonstrations and falconry.
Other activities, including historical encampments, vendor booths, medieval games and wandering entertainment, continue throughout the day. Medieval characters will also be available for interviews with students to discuss the daily lives of the medieval period.
Teachers are encouraged to assign students a project while they are in attendance at the festival, or to have them search out different characters and ask them questions related to their position in the shire. Students and chaperones are welcome to come dressed in medieval attire if they so choose!
Medieval Festival - Education Kit
TICKET BOOKING FORM
Tickets must be purchased in advance by filling out our Student Ticket Booking Form (French avaialble here) and sending it to our Customer Service Unit. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED FOR TICKETS TO BE MAILED BY MAY 12, 2017. Upon receipt of your completed Ticket Booking Form and full payment, we will send you your Pre-paid Tickets. Please note that the Education Day Program has sold out in the past and that we encourage teachers to book as soon as possible. Please read on for more information on planning your trip:
A student ticket includes entrance to the festival, all entertainment, workshops and the Knights of Valour Show.
Chaperones must supervise their students at all times. There must be a minimum of one chaperone for every five students. A complete list of Education Program ticket prices are on the Student Ticket Booking Form.
Items sold at vendors’ booths are extra (however, some booths that normally carry high cost items may substitute other items to make the event more affordable for students).
Medieval games run by the Festival are FREE; vendor games are typically $1 to $2. Horse rides are an extra fee.
Students are allowed to bring a packed lunch or they may purchase items from our food vendors.
The festival is an outdoor event and will operate rain or shine from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Educators and chaperones should monitor the weather and advise students to dress appropriately for any weather condition. Tickets are non-refundable.
If the Medieval Festival Security has any issues with a student, the teacher will be notified immediately and the student will be escorted off the festival grounds.