St Sebastians

St Sebastians is a fun, family friendly, medieval camping event. It will be held at Braythwayte Manor on the northern shores of Lake Rotorua from 4pm on Friday 24th Feb to Sunday 26th 2023.

There will be music, singing, feasting, competitions, armed combat, archery, lots of games, classes covering various medieval arts and crafts, pageantry and of course - excellent company!

If you have never been to an SCA event before then this is the place to start exploring all that the society has to offer - you are guarenteed  the warmest of welcomes! You don't need to pack anything special as we are able to lend you medieval clothing and eating utensils so you'll feel right at home :) If you have any questions you can email the event steward 

The event is fully catered with all food included in the event fee.  

Event fees:

Adult (16+): Full event $70 (or $35 for up to 24 hours)

Child (5 to 15): Full event $35 (or $20 for up to 24 hours)

Under 5s free.

If you are not a current member of the SCA there is an additional $2 event membership fee for adults over 18


Payment is required at the time of booking.

Bookings will close one week prior to the event, on Saturday 19th Feb.

Full refunds will be given for cancellations up until bookings close. After bookings have closed refunds will only be given at the discretion of Cluain Council. (This is because we will have spent your money on food etc!)

Please remember that a little kindness goes a long way and tolerance for other's views on the current plague will make the event more enjoyable for everybody.

What to bring:

A tent or campervan. Modern tents are fine. Medieval tents get to camp in the main area whilst modern tents are further back.


Wash kit. Please be aware that showers are not generally available on site.

Eating utensils. (Plate, bowl, cutlery, drinking vessel).

Medieval dress. If you haven't got anything suitable then email the steward and we can arrange something.

Note: Modern clothing, phones, cameras and other modern items need to be kept hidden as far as possible.