School Packages

General Information

Depending on the size of your group the students will be split into smaller groups for parts of the program. It is a requirement from the Castle that there is at least 1 supervisory adult to accompany per 8 students. Teachers and adults take full responsibility for the safety and well being of all students whilst they are in the Castle grounds. Supervisory adults and teachers may enter for free (only additional food will be charged) Addtitional Adults over the required amount of supervisors will be charged.


Package One - Unguided Castle Tour and Treasure Hunt

  • 1.5 hours on site (including 30 min break)
  • All ages
  • All sizes
  • $9 per Child

This package offers an affordable and easy way for you and your students to visit the castle.

On arrival, you will be greeted by a staff member in costume. Outstanding payments and risk assessment forms will be collected. The students shall then be put into teams and given our treasure hunt, where they must find the clues hidden throughout the Castle. Students who complete the treasure hunt correctly are rewarded with a treasure from the King's Treasure Chest, which consists of a lolly or small toy.


Package Two – Medieval Encounter


(run by Sir Justyn or KMATIO - Knights, Merchants And Traders In Outreamer)

  • 2.5 - 3 hours on site (including 30 min break)
  • 6 yrs +
  • Minimum 15 Children
  • $22 per Child

Sir Justyn & his team are dedicated performers, reenactors & educators.
There are many types of displays & show formats that Sir Justyn uses for
various engagements. Combat displays are popular & can range in
levels of intensity from fun or mild to frighteningly realistic.

Sir Justyn brings History to Life

Components of his school workshops can include

  • Educational Medieval Life /Armoury Display & Talk
  • Squire School
  • archery and junior jousting activities
  • combat display (if numbers require 2 reenactors only)
  • self guided tour and treasure hunt (with your own active supervisors)



This program is specifically designed to provide a fun and educational experience to assist students learning about the Middle Ages. The children will be greeted by the Sunshine Coasts' own local reenactment group KMATIO who portray folk of the 11th & 12th century. Their emphasis is on the era following the Norman Conquest and they seek to recreate combat and customs paticular to those times. Outstanding payments and Risk assessment forms will be collected.

Program Sections will consist of:

  • A group introduction to the Castle, KMATIO & the middle ages
  • A medieval hoop'n'stick or sack racing challenge
  • A armour and sword handling session
  • A short dvd on medieval life
  • A tour of the Castle including the treasure hunt
  • A short combat display by KMATIO


Options and Extras for the Packages


Worksheet Extras ($4 per child ) - allow half an hour extra to complete the worksheet:

  • Medieval & Fairytale Basic Worksheets for Fairys & Page boys (6 -10)
  • Medieval & Fairytale Comprehensive Worksheets for Princesses & Knights (8 -12)



  • Lunch Bags $6.50 (Can be mixed for your group as long as final orders are in at least 10 days prior to arrival)
    • Maidens combo - wholemeal ham'n'cheese sandwich, biscuit, apple and tropical juice popper
    • Dragontail combo - hot dog and fries + orange juice popper
    • Knights combo - chickenbreast nuggets + fries + apple juice popper
  • Peasants feast $8.50 (ordered per group)
  • Bratwurst sausage sizzle + fresh bread + apple + magic potion and water
  • Mini Medieval Feast $12 (ordered per group)
    • Consisting of chicken drumettes, bratwurst sausages, potato wedges, vegetable & fruit platter, magic potion and water

Entertainment Extras

  • $300 KMATIO - 30 minute combat display at the end of your tour (only for Package one)
  • Circus school activities from $120 per 30 minutes ($200 for 1 hour)
    (Maximum participants 25-30) – ET Circus
  • Fairy Fun – from $120 per 30 minutes ($200 for 1 hour)
  • Junior Jousting or Archery $120 per 30 minutes ($200 for 1 hour)
  • Balloon Magic Show $350 – 40 Minutes
  • Brad Manuel Magic Show in the Great Hall from $390




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