Thursday, October 11, 2012
Although it’s far out in the english countryside Sudeley Castle is a great place for children Sudeley Castle has many astonishing features. Such as a playground in the style of a Norman castle, gorgeous dresses from Henry VIII’s time, and rooms that tell stories. The playground was in a field not too far away from the castle and the garden. The castle had a drawbridge that opened up to a little grassy area called a bailey with little corridors to walk through. Then at the top was a little wooden area that you either had to go around and climb up or go up high by climbing rope bridges and other obstacles. At the very back there was a zip-line that you could sit on and swing through the air on. One of the things I enjoyed at Sudeley Castle was the dresses. When you come in there is a little wooden balcony with stairs leading down to the dresses and medieval relics. Some belonged to Kathrine Parr, and more of King Henry VIII’s wives. Some of them were funny looking with poofy collars and others had beautiful swirly designs. I wanted to try them on and play like I was a princess they were so pretty. Then we went down the hall into two connected rooms. The first one showed a village scene with people cheering for ol’ King Henry as he rode through on a beautiful horse.The scene was made out of painted cardboard.The lights and the speakers really emphasized the story when the lights shone on different parts of the story as the speaker told about the part the light was shining on. As you come into the next room the lights dim and the speakers come to life telling how Henry charmed princesses into marrying him.This scene was out in a garden.The scene had roses all around cardboard Henry and the princess at night. As you can see Sudeley Castle is fun for all ages, and it’s great if you like learning about history in a fun way!