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Jousting to take Oulton Park Easter Funday to the middle ages

Monday, February 01 2016

Oulton Park's new Easter Funday event on Bank Holiday Monday 28 March will include a fierce medieval jousting display from the Knights of Middle England show team. This medieval extravaganza joins an exciting off-track line-up at this event with a difference, which will create a village fete atmosphere, complimented by an entertaining race programme on the Fosters circuit.

The display will be a colourful and visual experience, as the armour-clad warriors charge towards each other in a hard-hitting joust. Should a knight be dismounted from his horse, the battle will continue on foot, with weapons including swords, quarter staffs, and even flaming weapons!

The stars of the show will be knights on horseback, adorned in the iconic colours of legendary heroes such as England's patron saint, St George, and his nemesis the Black Knight - visitors should keep an eye on him as he isn't afraid of breaking a few rules to try and win. Spectators are encouraged to get involved with the good versus bad theme and cheer on the gallant goodies as they attempt to counter the Black Knight's dirty tricks.

Those in the crowd are entitled to offer their favours or any item of clothing to their favourite knights too, so that they may ride in their honour, adding another element of fan interaction.

Each knight will also be accompanied by his own squire, adding another level of authenticity to the Arthurian vibe.

The jousting action will take place on a bespoke showground area which will also host a village games, in addition to plenty of other family-friendly attractions. Other off-track highlights will include a 'Big Top' tent with children's entertainers, historic and military vehicle displays, and a Mega Easter Egg Hunt.

There will be plenty for race fans to enjoy too, with a programme of saloon and single-seater races, plus F1 demos on the rarely-used Fosters layout.

Ticket for the Oulton Park Easter Funday on Monday 28 March are available online for £15 with free entry for under-13s, and discounted £8 entry for 13-15-year-olds. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here