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Medieval Times in Orange County! Family four pack giveaway!

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Medieval Times is for the whole family! As summer approaches we can’t wait to share as many fun ways to enjoy Southern California as possible. Today we are sharing about our first trip to Medieval Times in Buena Park.  Many people ask us about fun things to do in Orange County other than theme parks, Medieval Times is a must for families. Today we have a giveaway sponsored by Medieval Times, so make sure to enter at the bottom! Also, don’t miss the Medieval Times Groupon that is currently available!

black and white knight

For those who have never heard of Medieval times, it is an awesome dinner show that brings guests back in time.  A huge feast is served and guests are treated like royalty! Hundreds of guests cheer for their knight, enjoy jousting, beautiful dressage performances, and more.

what to wear at medieval times

It is appropriate to dress casual at Medieval Times, which is excellent for families or school groups.  Should you want to dress up, that is fun too.  Our oldest daughter was not going to pass up the chance to dress like a princess! The characters noticed for sure.  Several times during the show the knights came by and threw flowers to ladies in the audience.  Her princess dress certainly drew the attention of our knight and she felt very special.

knight flower medieval timesKnights will throw flowers out to a few lucky ladies in the audience.  J was so excited!

The highlight of our evening was when Little Miss C was chosen as the knight’s queen.  She was somewhat disappointed that she didn’t get to keep the entire lance, but a beautiful sash was pretty thrilling too.

queen medieval times

Queen of the Tournament!


Meals at Medieval Times are huge and of course are themed.  There is no silverware at Medieval Times because there was no silverware in Medieval Times.  They have soda and fruity cocktails though, so there is some break down in the theme department.

there are no utensils at medieval times

The pre-set meal includes soup, chicken, potatoes, corn, and cake for dessert. My oldest and I enjoyed the vegetarian meal option which included veggies, pita, and hummus, as well as a hearty vegetarian chili. “Eat, drink, and be merry!” my son said.

drinks medieval timesSon’s status : Giant half chicken in one hand and mug of apple juice in the other. Life is amazing except that Mom wants to take my picture and I want to watch the Tournament.

Husband’s status : I made my crown too small for laughs.  Also, this photo bomb was too easy.

This is what I have to work with people.

medieval times inside

Medieval Times really is the perfect trip for any family, but it is also great for school groups!  We love to participate in as many fun experiences that we can also learn is as possible. As a home schooling family that loves history, we felt this really brought Medieval times to life! The kids loved the royal court, the jousting, cheering on the knights, and the authentic eating with their hands part! The conversations we had during and after the show were awesome.  We know they had an incredible time, but they also learned.


Who here would love to win a family four pack of tickets to Medieval times in Buena Park?  One lucky verified Highlights Along the Way subscriber will win!  It is so easy to enter.  First, this is only open to Highlights Along the Way Subscribers.  We do check, and emails that are not subscriber emails will sadly be disqualified. Make sure to subscribe today! Do not forget to verify your subscription (this is to ensure that only those that truly want our newsletter are signing up). Ok! Subscribed? Great! Now you can enter!

Enter below in the Rafflecopter entry form.  You only need to follow the prompt for how to comment and you are entered.  We also reward those who would like to engage on social media with us and the sponsor with bonus entries.  Some bonus entry options can even be done every day, so make sure to come back.

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Please only enter if you are local or are traveling to Orange County before the end of Summer 2017. Entry form will close on June 5th, winner will be contacted on June 6th. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen.

Thank you to Medieval Times for hosting us and sponsoring this awesome giveaway! This was such a fun evening! Would you like your business featured on Highlights Along the Way? Contact us here today!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
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  1. Carly H says:

    I’ve gone before and I’d love to be able to take my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Alison Babcock says:

    I would love to go back to the Castle. I always leave there hoarse from all the Screaming. lol. 😀

  3. Kristina Rodriguez says:

    My son and I went for a homeschool day and LOVED it. Would love to take the rest of the family with us this time.

  4. Cyndi W says:

    We just took a trip up North (even stayed at a hotel you recommend in a blog post!) and on the way back to San Diego we were talking about how we would love to take our kiddos to Medieval Times sometime soon. I know we would all have a blast! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  5. Miranda H says:

    I would take my 3 boys who have never been to Medieval Times! And my hubby ❤️

  6. Hazel M. says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’d love to bring my hubby and two kids. They would love it!

  7. Amber Romero says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’d take bring my kids& mother. This is a awesome giveaway!!

  8. Kelly says:

    I would love to take my kids and husband. It would be hilarious to see him dressed up and eating with his hands! What a fun place! Thanks for putting this out there.

  9. Kate Pitman says:

    Omg, so fun! I loved Medeval Times when I was a kid, it would be so cool to take my kids now!

  10. Yamilet says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’d love to have a chance at winning this trip for my little ones! With summer around the corner, we are trying to have as many adventures as possible!! 🙂 Thanks for this opportunity!

  11. Cailen says:

    I used to loved this place when I was little, it would so fun to take my daughter!

  12. Berenice Ocampo says:

    We wat he’s the knights tournament in vegas and lived it. Would like to take the kids here as well

  13. Carissa says:

    We have never been to Medievil Times! I did go to a similar show at the Excalibur in Vegas a couple of times during family vacations in Vegas growing up (yes, Vegas), and I’d live for my children to experience this fun!!

  14. Renee says:

    It looks like you all had a great time! I’ve never been and always wanted to go maybe over the summer I’ll take the kids up!

  15. Carissa says:

    Also, I mean Medieval…not *evil! It’s not evil. It’s awesome!

  16. Kelli says:

    My son and I would love to go!

  17. Sharon Chisholm says:

    Can’t believe I’ve lived in California for 40 years and have never been to Medieval Times…..that’s one for my bucket list

  18. rosie zander says:

    team red

  19. Tiffany says:

    I would love to take my son to see the show!

  20. Leah S says:

    I would love to take my boys to Medieval Times! I went as a kid and have always wanted to go back.
    I am a subscriber and I love your FB posts!

  21. Krissa says:

    I just subscribed. I would bring my husband and two kids.

  22. carey cole says:

    Too cool! We love Medieval Times!!

  23. Sarah thatcher says:

    I have always wanted to do this with my family I hope we win!

  24. April says:

    Great pictures! I’ve been wanting to take my husband and sons to Medieval Times, they would have a blast!

  25. Joannie says:

    I’m a subscriber, and I’d love to bring my husband and 3 kids. We’ve never been there but have always wanted to go! We’re even going to be in the area on vacation at the end of June, so this would be a perfect addition to our trip! 🙂

  26. I want to go! I saw your pictures on Facebook, and I immediately went to check your blog. Such a great giveaway. I can totally picture me and my family there.

  27. Bo says:

    I’m a subscriber and I would take my husband and kids!

  28. Tara says:

    I haven’t been in years and my kids have never been. I know they would love it!!

  29. erin a says:

    I am a subscriber and would love to take my family again! It is such a fun show. We have not been in 4 years.

  30. Mya P. says:

    Wow it looks like so much fun! My girls would love to go. We will have to put it on out bucket list for sure.

  31. Wendy Conlee says:

    That would be awesome for our kids now! My hubby and I went 16 years ago for our 1 year dating anniversary! I’m sure there’s new stuff to explore since then!

  32. Stephanie V. says:

    Yes, subscriber. I would bring the whole family plus grammy! Lots of celebrations in June so this would be perfect!

  33. Elena says:

    I am a subscriber. I would take my husband and kids

  34. Jodi R says:

    Love this place! Hubby was just saying we need to take the kids there.

  35. LINH says:

    i am a subscriber! my little ones want to go all the time!

  36. Erika Frutos says:

    I went with my 10 year old when she was 5 and loved it! Our knight one the tournament!
    Would like to take my 6 year old one day!

    Great pictures!

  37. Jennifer says:

    I hope to win and take my two youngest for the first time. We loved it years ago when we took our oldest.

  38. Soha Molina says:

    I am a subscriber and will take my daughter.

  39. Candace says:

    I would bring my kids and husband!

  40. Cindy says:

    Awesome! I would bring my family. We’ve never been.

  41. Lacey says:

    I absolutely love medieval times and would love to be able to take my kids!

  42. Shawna says:

    I’ve never been and would love to take the kids!

  43. Surbhi K. says:

    I’m a subscriber and I would be bringing my two young kids and hubby and it would be our very first visit!

  44. Mommylovesrum says:

    Definitely my family! We love Medieval Times!

  45. Janel B says:

    I’ve always wanted to check this place out.

  46. CHRISTINA says:

    My husband and I will be taking my niece and nephew to Medieval Times when they come to visit from Arizona this summer. My niece and nephew have never been so it should be fun. My husband and I celebrated our first Valentine’s together 25 years ago at Medieval Times and had an Anniversary there a few years ago. Always a fun time and good meal.

  47. Jennie C says:

    This would be such a fun thing to take the kids and hubby to go see! Thanks for a fun giveaway.

  48. Amanda says:

    Just found your awesome site and what a great time to find it! We’re in San Diego and going to Medieval Times is high on our Bucket List.

    Thanks for sharing your experience and giving us the opportunity to see it too.

    Also appreciate the Groupon link! For this family of 5, that’s how we make that dollar stretch if you know what I mean

  49. Michelle says:

    I LOVE all your pictures and this blog post! Looks like so much fun! We have never been and now we want to go. 🙂 Super fun give away.

  50. Stephanie says:

    This is on our summer list! Can’t wait to check it out!

  51. Cass says:

    I would take my kiddos!! They’ve never been and I haven’t been since a kid either.

  52. Sherry McCoy says:

    Love this blog! I am now a subscriber.

    What a great family outing this would be! This also coordinates perfectly with our homeschool history unit! No better way to teach history than hands-on. My husband and I would love to take our 8 YO son to this. Thank you for this give-a-way opportunity.

    • kate says:

      We totally thought of it as a home school outing too! It is mostly fun, but it does kinda bring Medieval times to life!

  53. Donna Larson says:

    This sounds so fun!

  54. April says:

    My kids always ask to see Medieval Times. It looks like a lot of fun!

  55. RACHAEL PEAY says:

    Looks so fun

  56. Devon F says:

    I would LOVE to take my family! I was just discussing this with my husband that this show would be awesome on our summer bucket list 🙂

  57. Medieval Times sounds like a great place for kids (and grownups) of all ages! High activity and live action! So fun!

  58. Karla R. says:

    I am a subscriber. I would take my whole family!

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