Kids at the Faire

The fun of the Faire is designed for people of all ages, but we have some special activities with our younger fans in mind. From live animals and juggling workshops to a knight school and archery tag, there’s something for kids of all ages.

Unless otherwise stated, all of these activities are included with your ticket in to the Faire.

Animal farm

Our animal farm will be open for visitors between 10am and 12.30pm, and 1.30pm and 4.00pm each day. Our youngest animal lovers can get up close to a full roster of familiar farm favourites such as chickens, ducks,Β pigs and ponies

Archery

Pick up a bow and quiver of arrows to try your hand at the ancient skill of archery. Not all warriors fought up close -archers shot their foes from a safe distance. The Medieval Faire is a great chance for young kids to try out this fun sport that will help fine tune their motor skills. Nova Hollandia has great teachers with many years of experience in teaching kids this almost lost art.

Juggling workshops

Visit our YMCA Jesters Academy to learn from a professional juggler. He will be happy to help complete beginners pick up a new skill to add to their repertoire. He will also be doing roaming performances throughout both days.

Knight School

Take up your sword and shield and learn how to be a valiant knight. No Band Aids required with these foam swords and foam and latex shields. Kids will burn off tonnes of excess energy learning how to parry, thrust, and stab from Nova Hollandia‘s dedicated teachers. After the high energy thrills of our sword fighting lessons, you’re sure to have a quiet (k)night.

Medieval Library

Ku-ring-gai Library will be setting up a medieval library where kids can relax and read about medieval history, make fierce bubble dragons, get crafty by making their own crown or bookmark, or enjoy a game of draughts, tic tac toe, or quoits.

Pony rides

Horses were just about the most advanced transport technology available in medieval times, so brush up on your skills with our gentle ponies.

Stocatta School of Defence

In the medieval age, learning how to defend yourself was far more important than learning how to read or write. Knowing how to wield a sword, block an attack and protect yourself was an absolute necessity. Now, the skills perfected by those people long ago have been updated and modernised by the practitioners in the Stocatta School of Defence. Come and watch skilled demonstrations of a huge range of weapons, including the sword and buckler, long sword, short sword, spada, rapier, backsword, two handed sword, quarterstaff and sabres from across Europe.