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Medieval Catapult Launching Event – Bank Holiday Monday

Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex will be holding a special event this bank holiday Monday 29th where they will be launching an assortment of soft fruits from their medieval catapult within the historic castle grounds three time throughout the day. There are also three newly hatched turkey chicks which will be roaming around freely within the Norman village with their very proud mum along with lots of other chicks and animals for visitors to see and hand feed.

Lots of fun in store suitable for the whole family for no extra charge.



Medieval Catapult Launching

Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex will be firing their famous Perrier Catapult, a medieval Siege weapon, at 12:00 and 3:00pm everyday from Mon 24th July until 4th Sept 2017.

The catapult was carefully built by their in-house craftsmen to Norman specifications for a historical special event held in 2014 within the Castle grounds where it was fired for the very first time.

The Catapult will be fired twice a day throughout the summer holidays, launching an assortment of missiles including soft fruits and unruly visitors! Children will be invited to help load the catapult and launch the missiles to see how far they can go.

The Catapult was a medieval man powered siege engine built on an A frame with an arm around 15 foot long. Rope and a sling was attached to one end, and the other end was fitted with a number of ropes. It would have been manned by teams of sappers who, at the command, would all pull down together flinging the other end of the arm up, and the missile toward the besieged castle walls.

Lots of fun in store for no extra charge. Suitable for all the family.
Open everyday from 10.00am – 5.00pm.