The Holiday season went by so quick and the winter break had us thinking about fun places to keep the kids entertained and out of their devices.
You all know we are a family of four and sometimes going out can get pretty expensive. Needless to say, the teen doesn’t make our family outings any easier. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to find something we can attend where everyone is happy.
This winter we visited Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Lyndhurst, NJ! with the family for the very first time and has gone to for years. It has been a seriously long time since we are able to do something together so what best that to celebrate a family time together day.
Getting to the place was an easy 55 Mins drive to NJ. Since it was a weekend day too I was contemplating some extra traffic on the road but luckily we had a smooth drive.
Once there, we were check-in, receive table cards for seats (assigned first-come, first-serve), and the cardboard crowns color coordinated to our seating section. After check-in, we were offered to pose for pictures with the Queen and head into the Hall of Arms.
Hall Of Arms is filled with vendors selling souvenirs, swords, princess hats, knights’ armor, jewelry, and many other items. There’s a bar where you can enjoy some delicious drinks and the dungeon that doubles as a museum of medieval torture. (extra fee may apply.)
We got to enjoy a “hands-on” feast at the same time as the dynamic performance unfolds before you.
Very soon after sitting, our server introduced himself and was ready to start filling our plates. We were offered beverages and our first course was a delicious tomato bisque soup with a slice of warm garlic bread. The entire dinner is served without a fork, spoon or knife!
The meal also included roasted chicken, buttered corn on the cob, half a roasted herb potato, and We received ice cream for dessert we were also offered coffee. Everything was super yummy and my family loved it, I also have to mention that adults and kids are served the same meal and they also offer vegetarian meals for those who request in advance.
Here are a few TIPS for when you visit Medieval Times!
1. Arrive early. Doors open 75 Mins before the actual show starts. There are plenty of things to do during that time including taking pictures with the King or Queen.
2. Make check-in easy by printing your tickets in advance or save them on your phone’s wallet.
3. Free parking is available at premises and it filled up pretty quickly so as to tip #1 arriving with enough time is always a good idea.
4. Remember I mention that the entire dinner is served without a fork, spoon or knife! … Well, don’t you worry they do provide moist clean up napkins as many as you need.
5. Don’t you worry about finishing the meal fast. You can ask for a to-go box for leftovers! Yes, that’s neat! If you are a mom you can understand me… I first help my toddler finishing her food and then I can start eating, just because I don’t like to be bothered in the middle of me taking a bite.
Let loose and enjoy! oh and Cheer for your knight!