Top 5 Reasons to Bring your Family to Medieval Times PLUS ~ Giveaway~

UWhen I first heard about eating a meal with your hands, I never really had the desire to go to Medieval Times. I was only too happy to let Paul take Ty when he was little, never knowing exactly what I was missing.

Last year, I went to Medieval Times for the first time and I was BLOWN away! It was such much more than I ever thought. My boys loved it and kept asking us to go back to cheer on the Knights!  Luckily, we had the opportunity to take my parents to Medieval Times on the weekend and we are all STILL talking about the experience we had! 

We all raved about the experience all the way home, as I also replied to friends on social media. Many of them had never been but always wanted to take their kids. Since they all had similar questions, I wanted to share what I learned, with my readers. If you have never gone to Medieval Times, be sure to read these Top 5 reasons to take your families. If you’ve been before, check below for the latest promotions and a giveaway so you can go back to the Castle and make more memories together!

Here’s our family’s Top 5 Reasons to go to Medieval Times;

5. The show is non-stop entertainment. Similar to other dining theatres in that you eat while you watch but what sets this show about is that it is non-stop. From the King and Princess storyline to the falconer, there are several shows that make up the entire experience. Expect almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry as part of an exciting yet touching story set in Medieval Spain.

4.  You will leave with a very full stomach. The first time I went, I wasn’t expecting much of a meal, as I thought it was all about the show. I was very wrong. The food is incredible as all Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on roast chicken, spare ribs, herb-crusted potatoes, garlic bread and dragon blood soup (tomato bisque), and apple pastry, bottomless pop and coffee or tea. A cash bar with Castle-themed drinks, beer or wine is also in the arena. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian, they have a meal for you too! I assure you, this experience has as much to do with a great meal as it does with an entertaining show!

3. The staff are incredible. Lovers of all things Medieval, the staff are truly in character throughout your visit. From the costumes to the British accents, you will truly feel transformed to a time long ago. Be sure to remember to tip your server (Wench) with what you think is fair for their hard work (approximately $5-$10 per person). My boys (and hubby) thought that calling “Hey Wench” to the server was pretty cool too!

2. There is so much more to do than just watch the show! The Castle doors open 75 minutes before the show time on your tickets and you will want every minute of that to explore the Castle and be sure to get the best seats (unless you upgrade, which I highly recommend!). Kids celebrating a birthday or milestone can have their own Knighting ceremony in the main court, you can explore the Torture Chamber (an additional $2 each but worth it), visit the majestic horses, explore the sword and shield collections, buy some souvenirs at the gift counters or have a special Castle cocktail as you wait for the doors to open! Be sure to join their email “King’s Court” club so that you can receive a free birthday admission for a child, during their birthday week.

1. Making family memories you will never forget. You just can’t put a price tag on these types of experiences with kids or even grandparents. Seeing our sons mesmerized by the entertainment is something I will always remember. Watching Ty explain what was coming next to his Poppa or even Jayden sitting next to his Nana while she got the ‘Queen of the Tournament’ sash from the Green Knight was a moment neither one will forget. 

Special Offers this February
Let’s fill the pantry! Receive 50% off an Adult admission when you bring a non-perishable food item.What a great way to give back AND have a wonderful family experience! Code: FOODWEB

Receive $20off Adult Admission and $10off Child (12 and under) Admission when you use the code FEBWEB15

I’m so excited to offer my readers a chance to experience Medieval Times with their families! One lucky winner will WIN 4 general admission tickets to the 
Toronto Castle!*
*Enter to win until February 28th, 2015. Four general admission tickets will be emailed to the winners and are valid until December 30, 2015. Winners can upgrade tickets at additional fees. Non-transferable and no cash value. Winners must be able to travel to Medieval Times in Toronto.


41 Comments on Top 5 Reasons to Bring your Family to Medieval Times PLUS ~ Giveaway~

  1. DD
    February 9, 2015 at 10:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Medieval Times looks amazing – my kids would love it. On the top of my "to-do" list.

  2. Shalini Tan
    February 10, 2015 at 12:17 am (3 years ago)

    This seems like a great event for families. My kids would love eating with their hands. Food sounds great too!

  3. Erin McSweeney
    February 10, 2015 at 12:25 am (3 years ago)

    Watching the horses, and having a great time with the family

  4. Joelle
    February 10, 2015 at 2:57 am (3 years ago)

    My daughter would love to celebrate her birthday at Medieval Times. She is so passionate about horses.

  5. Deborah Coombs
    February 10, 2015 at 3:03 am (3 years ago)

    The tournament itself! Though eating with your hands is fun too πŸ™‚

  6. trickfred
    February 10, 2015 at 3:31 am (3 years ago)

    The food's amazing, and the kids love the excitement of the show.

  7. JackiePaul Wedding
    February 10, 2015 at 5:02 am (3 years ago)

    Been a Torontonian all my life and still haven't stepped foot in Medieval Times. It's time for me to change that!

  8. Amielove7
    February 10, 2015 at 7:45 am (3 years ago)

    The horses !

  9. CourtneyF
    February 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Not going to lie….the food!! It's so delicious!

  10. cleantoronto
    February 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Would be awesome to win. I'd re-enact 'Cable Guy' scene with my boy.

  11. Sweetness
    February 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I need a new flower. πŸ™‚

  12. michelle tremblett
    February 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I love watching the show with the kids, we are always amazed by the horses, Incredible and so beautiful. Medieval times is so much fun πŸ™‚

  13. mongupp
    February 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I would like to try the meal with my hands!

  14. mongupp
    February 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I would like to try the meal with my hands!

  15. Jen
    February 10, 2015 at 5:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Seeing the live horses!

  16. Brandee H
    February 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm (3 years ago)

    My son absolutely loves the horses and the battle. I love watching him enjoy it all!!

  17. Nancy Tch
    February 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I've been a few times to Medieval Times (DH too) but we haven't taken our girls yet! We have 2 super duper princess girls in our house and I know that they would love everything about the show!

  18. Sarah Miller
    February 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I adore watching my boys enjoy all the excitment

  19. Melissa
    February 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds like a great event. My little ones would love the knights!

  20. Nic
    February 13, 2015 at 5:40 am (3 years ago)

    Cheering for our knight and eating with our fingers!

  21. John Smith
    February 13, 2015 at 11:50 pm (3 years ago)

    The Jr. Knights Training looks amazing. I am most excited about that- my kids would be thrilled!!!

  22. Yuen C
    February 14, 2015 at 4:43 am (3 years ago)

    I am excited about seeing the horses!

  23. pamalot
    February 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most excited to see the horses.

  24. bobbi
    February 15, 2015 at 2:35 am (3 years ago)

    I am excited about letting the kids experience a fantastic show while eating with their fingers.

  25. Eldon L
    February 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the duels between the knights

  26. verycutekitties
    February 16, 2015 at 2:49 am (3 years ago)

    I'm excited about seeing the horses!

  27. Kelly Dixon
    February 18, 2015 at 2:57 am (3 years ago)

    Went for the first time last summer and really enjoyed it. Would love to go back again

  28. Maria McLachlan
    February 18, 2015 at 3:10 am (3 years ago)

    I've never been but I'm sure we'd all enjoy, especially my boys! I think they would find it all so fun that they would get to kind of roll play with no utensils and presentation

  29. Doris Humber
    February 18, 2015 at 9:46 am (3 years ago)

    It would be exciting to see the horses/Knights.

  30. Angie Smith
    February 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I love Medieval times and I have 3 boys to share the prize with! My personal favorite thing is the food because I'm gluten free and I can actually eat it all woohoo!! lol

  31. kimshort
    February 18, 2015 at 6:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  32. Skees
    February 20, 2015 at 2:19 am (3 years ago)

    The Knight in Training program.

  33. Maggie C
    February 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I am most excited about eating without utinsils and the food!

  34. mike o
    February 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the food and service

  35. xo.babie.gurl
    February 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow. Never been. This looks great!!

  36. TheBasile4
    February 27, 2015 at 12:56 am (3 years ago)

    The food…and yelling "Hey Wench!"

  37. Journeys of The Zoo
    February 27, 2015 at 5:53 am (3 years ago)

    Besides getting to eat a meal that I didn't have to cook (and spare ribs at that!), I secretly want to eat with my hands…

    I've been wanting to go here for so long and hope to make it this Summer during our annual week long trip to Toronto. Fingers crossed.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  38. Melissa Finn
    February 27, 2015 at 9:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Excited to see the horses!


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