Swords at the ready for Camelot day
THE WORLD of King Arthur will come alive at a special Camelot-themed day.
Visitors can try out spells, watch King Arthur in battle and make jewelled goblets as part of the medieval event at St Bartholomew’s Church in Wilmslow.
The community fun day is for children of all ages to experience the magic of the medieval world, meet the famous knights and ladies of Arthur’s court and take part in crafts and activities.
It’s organised by the same team which put on a Narnia-themed day at the church.
Elinor Mountford, from the team, said: “King Arthur and his men will be taking their place at the round table as St Bartholomew’s Church is transformed into the ancient and exciting world of Camelot. “Visitors should allow at least an hour for their visit which will include making delicious spells in Merlin’s house, watching Arthur battle Mordred in the medieval village, hair braiding with Guinevere and her ladies and venturing down the stone steps to the underground treasure chamber of Camelot sparkling with gold and jewels.
“And for all budding knights there will be an opportunity to try archery in the colourful castle training ground followed by a trip to little Camelot to make jewelled goblets and mini knight friends.
“Once they have completed these challenges it will be time to design a shield and be knighted by Arthur before taking a seat at the round table.
“It’s organised with the sole aim of providing a fantastic day out for local families.”
The team says the area has links with the legend of King Arthur.
Elinor said: “Camelot has a local connection because a legend says that Arthur and 100 of his noblest knights lie sleeping under Alderley Edge. Visitors can listen to the ancient legend before fol- lowing the treasure trail.
“It should be a great day for all the family.”
Camelot Day is on Saturday, March 14, running in sessions from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.
Tickets cost £2 or £7 per family and it’s recommended they are booked in advance. All children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
Book tickets at wilmslowparish. org/ camelot or email camelot. email@example.com
Elinor Mountford prepares for the Camelot themed day at St Bart’s