Wednesday, 22 April 2015


We are just about to start studying the Middle Ages so we travelled up into the Blue Mountains to the Ironfest at Lithgow. The show has a large display area dedicated to Medieval history and many re-enactments. The children tried on armour, had sword fights, watched jousting and R tried archery.

A highlight seemed to be flogging mum in the stocks!

Playing a Medieval board game

There were also displays from other periods of history including a very loud re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo and a WWII tank fight.

Even the Romans were there.

We visited the blacksmith display and the acrobatics and wrestling. There were lots of displays of crafts and sculptures made from metal but the children liked these robots.

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