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|OUT AND ABOUT|Delapré Abbey, Battle of Northampton re-enactment

Back at the beginning of the month we visited a beautiful local house called Delapré Abbey, at the moment there is a big renovation going on at the Abbey so you cannot visit the house without prior arrangement and not everyone will be accepted to visit.

The gardens are open year round, however and are free. There's lots of space to run around and enjoy the fresh air! 

Our visit coincided with the anniversary of the Battle of Northampton which was being remembered by a fantastic medieval re-enactment. 

The 'battle' took place in the gardens, there were 4 teams of knights battling to win. I was incredibly surprised that the actors were really fighting and some of the clashes were quite nasty, I can't imagine what it would really have been like in Medieval times, pretty gruesome I expect!  

One of the poor men received a rather nasty blow to the 'gentlemens vegetables' as the particularly good lady commentator announced! 

We had a great time sitting in the sun cheering for our side which happened to be the home team, who, of course won!  The sun was shining, the swords were clashing and our little Knight had a fantastic time. I thought that T would enjoy it as he is really into Knights right now but I had no idea just how much The Hubs would enjoy himself, he was really getting into it and enjoyed it almost as much as T 😂

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  1. I can only imagine how amazing for a kid to see this in real life! My son loves Mike The Knight and he would definitely love this too! #whatevertheweather

  2. Delapre Abbey is literally 15 mins walk from us. Do you know if the tearoom so any good now? We went last summer and it had been closed and most of the abbey was horded off too! #whatevertheweather

  3. I love going walking around the gardens and lake at Delapre. Hoepfully the house will be great when it's finished. I'm sorry I missed the reenactment, looks like it was fun! #whatevertheweather

  4. Oh wow that looks like a great day out. Our eldest would have loved the knights fighting! #whatevertheweather

  5. It looks amazing! I love that your hubs was getting into it too, so were we when we watched the one near us, they really do fight don't they!! Thanks for sharing on #whatevertheweather x


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