Knights set to storm Rockingham Castle

Jousting at Rockingham Castle
Jousting at Rockingham Castle

The Knights of Nottingham are returning to Rockingham Castle, near Corby, for a jousting tournament on Sunday, June 9.

Next to the jousting field, members of the Oxford Household will be in a tented village giving demonstrations of cooking, leather work, sewing, dyeing, weaving and wood work, as well as showing visitors how to make weapons and armour.

In the arena there will be displays of sword and pike drill, skill at arms and combat before the jousters take to the field.

The castle’s owner, James Saunders Watson, said: “It is the fantastic display of an old traditional form of sport. The style and enthusiasm shown by the Knights of Nottingham make this event so watchable. It is a truly thrilling form of entertainment with much humour thrown in.”

In the castle courtyard tales with music will be told by a story-teller dressed in period costume and a jester will entertain visitors with demonstrations of fire-eating and juggling.

Operations manager, Nicola Moss, said “This will be a great day of entertainment. The Oxford Household combines the accurate and authentic in their encampment with an engaging arena demonstration. The Knights of Nottingham on their beautiful horses provide fast, furious and hilarious entertainment throughout the joust.”

The castle will open at 1pm and jousting starts at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £9.50 for adults and £5.50 for children, with a family ticket for £24.50.

For more information call 01536 770240 or visit www.rockinghamcastle.com.