Kryal Castle


Victorian Easter School Holiday Program
at Kryal Castle 2017

Kryal Castle will be opening every day from Saturday 1 April – Monday 17 April 2017, kicking off with the Tasman Shield International Jousting Tournament between Australia and New Zealand on 1st and 2nd April.

Kryal Castle is proud to present the inaugural Tasman Shield Jousting Tournament

Australia’s champion jousters will don their armour and face off against New Zealand’s finest.

Australia and New Zealand are fierce competitors on the sporting field, both boasting world class exponents of this dangerous and spectacular medieval sport.

The Australian team is captained by Ballarat’s very own Phil Leitch, multiple international tournament winner. Joining him will be Cliff Marisma, 2016 winner of the St Ives Medieval Faire International Tournament and experienced international Andrew McKinnon.

The New Zealand team will be led by veteran international competitor Jezz Smith, with team mates Vikki Subritzky and debutante Simon Neilsen.

Kryal Castle presents the perfect home team venue for the Australian team. The Castle has featured jousting as part of our entertainment since the drawbridge was first raised in 1974.

Royalty Package – Rule the Kingdom for a day!

Do you consider yourself royalty but find that no one else seems to acknowledge it? Have you noticed that recently hardly ANY knights have fought in your honour? Do you regularly enter a room and wonder why a trumpet hasn’t sounded announcing your arrival?

At Kryal Castle we’ve heard your concerns, and we’re here to help!

These school holidays we’re giving one lucky family each day a chance to rule the kingdom! Be King & Queen for the day with your little princes and princesses.

For $250, your Royal Family will receive:

  • General admission to Kryal Castle for a day – for 2 adults and up to 4 children
  • Unlimited archery, craft and face painting
  • VIP Status – moving straight to the front of any queues
  • Premier seating on the Arena Grandstand & in the Jester’s Theatre
  • Costumes for the whole family, and
  • A personal Jester to guide you throughout the castle!

This offer is strictly limited to only one family per day so hurry and book your day as the Royal Family.

Enquiries & Bookings – 03 5334 8555 or

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

On Friday 31st March, Saturday 1st April and Saturday 15th April, we will be holding our ever popular Medieval Feast! Fun for the whole family with a sumptuous four course meal fit for a King, excellent games, and hilarious entertainment in our beautiful Abbey Tavern. The Tasman Shield feasts (on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April) will also offer a chance to meet and greet with the Aussie and New Zealand jousters.

For more info call us on 03 5334 8555, email or book your Medieval Feast online HERE.

The daily highlight of the Easter School Holidays program will be the spectacular Joust as our knights on horseback meet in a clash of lances and swords on The Castle’s Main Arena.

In addition to the timetable below, we are also excited to be including a “Birds of Prey” education session each day presented by Martin Scuffins of Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary, and including one or more of his magnificent birds.

10am Park Open-Dragon’s Labyrinth, Shops, Animals, Maze and Playground

10:30am Face Painting* and Calligraphy open – Fairies and Goblins

11am Wizard Tower opens
– Wizard Tower
– Pantomime: “The Gnome”

11:30am Skill at Arms – Knights and their warhorses compete in an obstacle course on the main arena.

12:30pm Romeo and Rapunzel

1:30pm Pantomime: “The Bravest Brave that Ever Braved”

2:00pm Royal Joust- Knights in full armour on their warhorses battle each other to determine the champion of the day

2:45pm Militia Training Children are invited to the main arena to learn the art of fighting with sword and shield.

Additional activities:

10am – 3:30pm – Dragon’s Labyrinth (Entry Attraction)

10:30am – 3:30pm – Indoor Archery Range* – Learn the ancient art of archery at our indoor range.

12.45pm & 1.10pm – Torture Chamber Tour (recommended for ages 13+)

11am – 3pm – Face Painting*, Perfume Making*, Bracelet Making*, Calligraphy.


The Ale House is open daily. Pizza, pies, home-made soup and daily specials

Each visitor will receive a copy of the full daily program on arrival.

Note: * denotes additional charge

General admission ticketing:


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