Medieval day out!

Soldiers running into battle atĀ Cosmeston!

Today was a good day. We had a day out at Cosmeston Medieval Village. They were holding a special weekend for the bank holiday which involved lots of people dressed up in medieval constumes, as well as a battle between the Welsh and English for possession of the village! There was a hog roast, as well as a medieval tavern (Husband had half a pint of mead ale), a pancake stall and lots of other stalls selling suitable items to fit in with the theme. It made me really want to dress up! We were surprised by the number of little children who were dressed up too, and really getting into the spirit of things.

A soldier atĀ Cosmeston

My boys enjoyed themselves, and have already expressed an interest in going back, as there was plenty there to keep them amused. They’ve even chosen what clothes they’d wear if they could dress up! I think that the purchase of a bow and arrows, and a short wooden sword may have added to the attraction of the place! They also enjoyed seeing the few animals there, including the pigs in the picture below, some chickens and some black sheep. Also, despite the weather forecast, the day stayed warm and bright (Husband was a little pink in the face with slight sunburn) until well after we started back home.

Pigs atĀ Cosmeston



6 Responses

  1. i like page

  2. some cool pictures and stories of the Medieval villiage! šŸ™‚
    I hope too work there one day!

  3. Hi Jennie

    I am in the process of producing a book on Penarth called ‘Penarth Through Time’ and I would love to include your photograph of the charge at Cosmeston. i would of course give full acknowlegement to you in the book. I could take the photo off your JennieWorld website so it would not involve you doing anything.


    David Ings

  4. That would be absolutely fine, David. Thank you for taking the time to ask, and I hope that you do well with your book. I shall look out for it, especially as I’m always interested in finding out more about the history of the area. If you have time, I’d love it if you could come back and tell me when it is published.

  5. Penarth Through Time published !

  6. Thank you for letting me know – where is it available??

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