Come and relax and slip back into your favourite century for 3 days of camaraderie among friends.
This is a do-as-you-please event with no set timetable. Just bring your projects, weapons, toys, musical instruments, tools etc and get involved in whatever is going on.
Booking form here.
Some folk will be making camp furniture for Canterbury Faire over the weekend. This will probably involve going off site each day to use the school workshops. If you would like to offer your services and be part of the camp furniture team please indicate this on your booking form.
Accommodation and camping options:
1. Period tents in the main 'Living History' camp.
2. Plastic (modern) tents on the lawn behind the house.
3. In the house. There are 2 bedrooms available with preference given to those who need them. We will also use the lounge as additional sleeping space for those who cannot bring a tent and don't mind sharing with others.
A 'sausage-inna-bun' and other nibbles will be provided on the Friday from 6pm to 9pm (there may be some leftovers for late arrivals). Also breakfast will be provided each day. (Bacon/sausage, free-range eggs, mushrooms, porridge, fresh fruit salad, bread and butter). These meals are included in the event fee.
Other than Friday supper and breakfasts this is a SELF-CATERING EVENT.
Rotorua has lots of good eateries catering for all budgets and tastes. There is a dairy a short walk from the site. Nearest supermarket is 5 mins drive away.
There will be the campfire plus a 'medieval BBQ' with hot plate, mini spit (ideal for roast chicken or a joint of meat) and an area for heating pots. You are welcome to have your own cooking fire provided the grass is replaced neatly when you pack up. There is also a wood-fired bread oven available.
If you want to cook using your own camping stove then you will be able to do so on the patio by the house.
We hope to have the kitchen tent available with gas burners for making hot drinks.
You will need to bring your own pots, pans and cooking utensils. There will be a separate small fire to heat water in the cauldron for dish washing.
|Adult 2 or 3 nights (full event)
|Adult 1 night
|Adult day visitor
|Child 2 or 3 nights (full event)
|Child 1 night
|Child day visitor
Child rate is for 5 to 15 year olds.
Older children pay adult rates.
Children under 5 years: Free
Event Membership of $2 is payable by all adult (18+) non-members
Rotorua has a variety of hot pools and spas so you might want to bring togs. The spa pool at the house will be available in the evenings (5 people max).
Please email the steward, Elizabeth with requests or ideas of anything you would like to organise, or if you need directions to Braythwayte Manor.