100 Happy Days – Day 48
A little while ago, we bought a voucher on Groupon to go to a Viking day at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire today. I don’t very often use Groupon, but I do keep an eye out for deals on family days out.
We managed to miss the rain by going to the cafe for a drink just as it was starting, and it was all over by the time we came out again. So, keeping dry, we saw some Viking musical instruments, cooking, a Viking doctor (butcher? lol), some battles, we walked up to the remains of the castle keep, Bean had a go at archery. We tried to go to a storytelling session, but it was full, so we missed out on that.
We also also found a trade stall which we were really interested in – there were only half a dozen stalls, and five of them held no interest at all for us, but the first one we saw was fabulous. There were some wooden crafts, and Stonelaughter had a long chat with the guy who was making those, and there was lots of wire jewellery, and I had a chat with the woman who was making that. It was a Viking craft and one that I found very interesting indeed. I may well blog about it more in the future 😉
So we had a lovely afternoon out and have made plans to go back next month for another fun day.