Ethan is mad for anything to do with swords, shields and play-fighting. So the Viking Spring Thing at Sherwood Pines was a perfect Sunday treat for him.
The event was celebrating the Viking heritage of Sherwood Forest. The camp was a fantastic recreation of typical Viking life – history brought to life!
There was a guy showing the children how to make a fire (“why doesn’t he use matches?” said the 6yo) using flint rubbed together and carbon cloth.
And young fighters being recruited for the battle!
There was also an arena displaying the practice archery and a reenactment of a land feud between the warring Saxons and Vikings. This involved lots of fighting which the boys were enraptured by.
It was great to do something different in the forest for a change.