They say everything is bigger in Texas – and that includes the Renaissance Faire!
One of the top 5 Renaissance Festivals in the country – Scarborough Renaissance Festival is a relatively short drive from Dallas or Fort Worth Texas. And people drive from states all over to visit it. Scarborough Renaissance Festival is Open April 6 through May 26, including Memorial Day Monday May 27th, 2013. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine!
~Top 5 Family Activities at Scarborough Renaissance Festival!~
(Photo Credit: Richard Hubely)
1. Dress Up!
You can rent costumes at the Faire, or just wear whatever you have in your closet. But even if it feels a little out of your comfort zone, wearing costumes is a really fun way to feel like you’ve traveled back in time, and is a great way to really be immersed in the period with your kids. And what little girl or boy doesn’t want an excuse to dress up as a princess or knight?! Home school? What about a unit studying the time periods clothing, and then making some? But don’t worry- if you prefer not to get dressed up, no one will mind:)
2. Get Physical!
You can challenge yourself with old fashioned carnival games, as well as scaling a castle tower! Our preschooler had her eyes on the trampolines though. Boys and girls 180 pounds and under can get suited up, an be held by wires that will help them jump higher and higher! Our daughter was GLOWING when she got off the trampoline. So proud of herself.
3. Tell your kid to get lost!
Well not literally…but they sure could have fun getting lost in a maze! Once you buy a ticket to the maze at Scarborough you ca enter it to play the rest of the day. So go early and keep coming back! And if they need a rest… there are always the stocks 😉
4. Get pampered!
You can get your hair braided in all kinds of fun ways like my preschooler did, but if that’s not your speed how about a temporary henna tattoo, or a massage? Maybe a sing along in an old fashioned pub while you put your feet up? You can do all of that 🙂
5. Take time to enjoy some laughs as a family!
Run around and look in the fun shops, ride the dragon and barrel rides, try to talk mermaid language with the mermaids, and watch the awesome stage shows! Most of all just enjoy a weekend with the family unlike any other weekend they’ve had. The change of pace can be a fun break for everyone!
For more info: http://www.srfestival.com/