Every kid loves to travel back in time – especially to the age of dark castles, noble knights and precious princesses. There’s plenty to do for the princess-obsessed, but what about kids who fantasize about being brave knights, riding galloping horses and slaying fierce dragons? Well, have no fear. Here are nine knightly ways to spend your days – and, in some cases, nights – from fencing and jousting to checking out armor and trying on capes.
To Sleep Like a King or Queen: Knightwatch Medieval
If your child is captivated by the idea of knights, royalty and castles and all their trappings, then Knightwatch Medieval at St. John the Divine is the sleepover for them. The overnight for kids ages 6-12 combines education, fun and fantasy within the candlelit space of the the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Participants engage in a scavenger hunt, learn period dances, make clay gargoyles and even learn some swordplay (using foam "sabers".) Dress-up encouraged!
Date: May 5; Girl Scout night May 12
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th St.
photo: Cathedral at St. john the Divine