Medieval Mayhem is coming to Hylton Castle.

Safe in the shadow of the nearby historic 14th Century Gatehouse at Hylton Castle, the children’s play-park in Craigavon Road will play host to an afternoon of family friendly medieval themed events and activities on Sunday 26 May 2019 from 11.00am – 4.00pm.

A day filled with entertainment will include programme from costumed characters, wood turning demonstrations, children’s themed craft activities, ferret racing and the chance to join in historic games such as tug of war, quoits and wheelbarrow racing, with archery, weapon displays and the chance to sample a Hog roast (charges apply) to re-create the atmosphere and surroundings of the medieval era.

The ‘Medieval Mayhem’ family focussed event is being staged by Sunderland City Council Heritage team, Hylton Castle Project Board and Hylton Castle Trust.

Sunderland City Council Executive Director of Neighbourhoods, Fiona Brown said: “This fun, family event is celebration of our city’s local cultural heritage, and allows us to demonstrate the massive part Hylton Castle has played in the development of our community, the city and the region.

“We hope people from across Sunderland and the local community will come along to support and enjoy the day and get a flavour of the kind of programme that will soon be hosted in the fully restored building and grounds of Hylton Castle when it re-opens to the public as a new cultural, visitor and education centre later this year.”

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