Thanks to Medieval Times for allowing me to share one of my fondest childhood memories with my family.
We’ve been living in Virginia for less than a year and already we love everything about it. Virginia is neighbor to Maryland and DC, and there are many places to go and things to see for families, and we wanna see em all. I’ve compiled a long list of places that both I and the kids have been itching to see, and I’ll recap our experiences at the places we love in my Places To Go in the DMV Tour series.
The first stop of our tour was Medieval Times Hanover. When I was in the sixth grade, we visited Medieval Times Schaumburg in Illinois, and that experience has had a lasting impression on me. I remember entering the stadium as a kid and feeling all of the energy before the tournament. I remember how the food tasted, I remember cheering for my knight, and I remember wanting to go back. It took a while, but I was finally able to get back to Medieval Times and this time I was able to take my family with me.
Last month during our trip to Washington D.C. we made our way to Medieval Times in Hanover, Maryland which was about 45 minutes from our hotel. The drive was well worth it, and we were all very excited. My husband is obsessed with, all things Medieval so I felt like a boss taking him to Medieval Times.
When we arrived, we were immediately transported back in time when we met a Knight upon entry. From that point on everyone working there spoke with impressive medieval accents. I was called Mi Lady more times than I can count and I loved it! We took a really cool picture with the King and the Princess, and surprisingly neither of us looked crazy in the photo.
When we entered the stadium, it felt just as majestic as I remember and I was so happy to share this moment with my family.
The horses were gorgeous, and the storytelling took you back in time.
The food as expected was delicious we were served Baby Dragons (Roasted Chicken), Dragons Blood (Tomato Bisque), Sweet Buttered Corn, Roasted Potatoes and the best Apple Turnover I have ever had and I am not exaggerating.
During the Medieval Era utensils weren’t invented and people ate with their hands and we did so as well. Vayda really liked that part. Our waiter Matthew was amazing he served our entire section pretty promptly and gave us warm wet napkins when we were done. After dinner we saw the show and tournament, everyone was really into it even Zan. Vayda was crowned Queen of the tournament which was really special ( I was slightly jealous they didn’t pick me).
Our section had the Black and White knight and we cheered obnoxiously for him and booed for the other knights. We had a lot of fun and it was a real treat for Zion I was so happy to share one of my favorite childhood experiences with my children and we plan to visit, again in the fall.
Medieval Times is located at 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, in Hanover Maryland. Medieval Times has 9 locations nationally and if you’re lucky enough to live near one you should definitely go check it out it.