Hear ye! Hear ye! Gather thine squires and maidens, knights and fairheads, and saddle up the steeds for a day of wickedry and adventure!
For some this place makes you feel like you have stepped back in time to 1642, for some, back to the 80's - coming here as a kid, OR those that raved at the early 2000's dance parties. Whatever memories this place evokes, you are sure to make some fantastic new ones when you bring the family for a day of medieval fun. Mamma says it is what you make of it - get involved, and take in how awesome is it to have this place still exist, and for the most part unchanged.
Perched on a hill with great views of Ballarat and surrounds the castle grounds are vast, it's set up like a self contained medieval village and now complete with accommodation too! There are little shops to visit like The Tooth Fairy lolly shop, The Ale House and The Bakery plus the kids absolutely loved the castle shaped play ground which proved to be a good spot to hang out between activities and for lunch. There is a maze, towers to explore, torture museum (13+), giant chess board, face painting, potion making, archery, knight school and little animals to visit - with plenty to do for the whole day, Mamma says pack a picnic and check it out. HUZZAH!
Mamma's tips for visiting:
- see the pantomime and any of the performances. The 'actors' are quite funny and work really hard playing all types of characters throughout the day
- the jousting and skills at arms displays are EXCELLENT
- look out for other special events too
-there is plenty of free fun, but certain activities cost an extra $5 after your general admission- facepainting, potion making, pony rides and archery.
the nitty gritty
Open weekends, Public holidays and school holidays
10am - 4pm
121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek