Dinner & A Tournament: A Visit to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, New Jersey with Kids

I have so much of our summer fun to catch you up on, it’s insane. I always take a little time off social media and blogging around this time each summer. There’s always so much going on, so much summer left to soak up and so much to get ready for with the new school year – and this year is even that much more crazy with our move and the start of Kindergarten for Brooks. Time is flying!

If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook, you know I’ve been sharing all our fun all summer long. But with all our travels and all the cool things we’ve been up to, I always love to share a little more in depth of all the fun!

I’m going to be playing catch up a little bit with the posts since we’ve been all over the place this summer, but today we are going to start with our most recent adventure – a visit to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

This was our first experience at Medieval Times – It’s something I had looked at before, but didn’t think the boys were old enough a few summers ago. When I was contacted by their team and invited to a dinner & tournament experience – it was the perfect time to give it a try!

When you walk in to Medieval Times, you are assigned a Knight to root for – we were given the Blue Knight, which my boys were pumped about!

It’s first come, first serve with the seats, so the earlier you get there, the better chance you have at getting a good seat. But from what I could tell, there really wasn’t a bad seat in the house. Every seat had a great view!

We were told to get there a little early because there are some festivities before the tournament that I wanted the boys to see – like a Knighting Ceremony!

Before we knew it, it was time to check out our seats.

When you sit down in your seat you are greeted by your waiter who takes care of you through the show since you will also be having a meal while watching. While everyone is coming into the show, we were able to enjoy hot tomato basil soup with garlic bread. Both of which were delicious!

Another fun thing at Medieval Times – there are no utensils! So you have to use your hands to eat your meal, which I thought was really fun and the boys loved!

Then it was time to start the show !

I was BEYOND impressed with the entertainment and all the different levels in the show. There were so many different things going on – falconry, beautiful horses, weaponry, jousting and more!

Needless to say, the boys were very entertained in this two hour show!

While we enjoyed the show, we enjoyed a feast: Along with the garlic bread and tomato bisque soup – delicious roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the dessert of the Castle, coffee and beverages! All the food was SO GOOD.

Brooks – 5.5 and Graham – almost 4 had an absolute blast watching the fighting, eating their food and enjoying the tournament. They were both prime age to go to something like this – and I know there are locations all over the place! There were also TONS of people there celebrating special occasions, events and having a blast with a group – would be so much fun to enjoy with tons of family or friends to celebrate!

We had a fabulous time – the boys are still talking about it a week later. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, family outing! The boys and I are already talking about meeting up with friends at the Baltimore location in the coming months!

Thanks so much to the team at Medieval Times in New Jersey for having us!

Now I’d love to know – Have you ever been to Medieval Times? What did you think?! Please share!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Patty August 23, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I have always wanted to attend a Medieval Times experience and your post has definitely inspired me to do so.
    All the special activities looked/sounded awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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