Thanks to Medieval Times for hosting us for a night of family fun.
We were invited to attend a Blogger Knight event at Medieval Times on Friday. Tom and I had been before, but we had not taken the kids. This was the perfect time to bring them for our first family trip to Medieval Times!
If you've never been to Medieval Times, it goes something like this:
You arrive about an hour before your show starts to check-in. Upon entering the castle, you'll be assigned your knight that you'll be cheering on throughout the evening. Don't worry, you get a crown to remind you! A photographer will snap a few family pictures for you with someone from the show.
You're then free to wander around the lobby/gift shop/bar, and enjoy some of the pre-show (visitors come out to announce things and you can usually see the falcon up-close).
When it's time to take your seats, you'll be called into the arena by knight section. Someone will then point you in the direction of your seats.
Dinner time! The food at Medieval Times is seriously delicious! This time, it was a little different than our previous trips, but equally as tasty. Each person received half a roasted chicken, a slice of garlic bread, tomato bisque, a small corn on the cob, a baked potato wedge, and a slice of lemon pound cake for dessert. That is a lot of food!
Tip: There are no utensils, we brought our own for the kids.
I wasn't sure how the boys would do with it, but they eat just about everything and that held true for the dinner at Medieval Times. Charlie ate just about all of his chicken on his plate, practically licked the soup bowl, and nibbled every last bite of corn from the ear.
The show is awesome and keeps the kids on their toes! For a 3 year old, Owen did a fantastic job. He got a little antsy towards the end of the 2 hour performance, but overall, I was super impressed.
As part of the Blogger Knight, we did get to experience something special before the show! Charlie was able to take part in Jr. Knights Training! They called us into the arena separately for this. The kids went down into the arena, while parents (and other children not in the 5-12 age range) sat in the first row to watch. Here's our live video of Charlie during training.