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Mountfitchet Castle (Essex) - anyone been?

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Hulababy Wed 04-Nov-09 19:26:40


Has anyone been? What was it like?

BIL and SIL are moving quite close to here, all being well, in a couple of months. We walked past this place and it looked really interesting and thought 7y DD might enjoy it sometime next year.

frogs Wed 04-Nov-09 19:50:50

yy, really great day out. Nice castle site with lots of wooden huts with more-or-less authentically recreated mediaeval scenes. And lots of random animals wandering about.

Lots of fun. smile

Sagacious Wed 04-Nov-09 20:01:15

can get very slippy if its been raining but on a dry day its good (castle does tend to focus a lot on torture and gore .. stocks and jails etc)

toy museum is V RETRO but quite fun (watch out for the spitting dinosaur)

TabithaTwitchet Wed 04-Nov-09 20:13:29

We used to go when I was a child and I LOVED it - running up to all the different huts to see what was inside!

Can't wait for DD to be old enough

MegBusset Wed 04-Nov-09 20:18:56

Went on a school trip when I was 11. Main memory is slipping down a bank and ending up covered head to toe in mud!

greensnail Wed 04-Nov-09 20:20:59

I used to love it when i was little - loved the goats!

popmum Wed 04-Nov-09 20:21:49

don't have any hopes of seeing any kind of real [disney style] castle though, it's just a pile of rocks! The huts/old village are great though and certainly a different day out for kids. Mine have always enjoyed it. The toy museum is great too.

hocuspontas Wed 04-Nov-09 20:21:54

Much improved over the last few years. Has live animals, some gross bits and a ducking stool which fascinated our yr1s when we did a school trip a couple of years ago. Best done on a dry day though. The Toy Museum is great for adults! Has always been expensive for what it is but perfect for KS2 age group I would say. Unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs or oldies really due to being on a steep hill.


Hulababy Wed 04-Nov-09 21:11:28

Thanks all Will definitely keep it in mind for when we visit BIL. It did look interesting from what we could see outside. It looked like something DD might enjoy.

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