Medieval family fun in Caerphilly

Caerphilly’s Medieval Christmas Fayre is the largest fair in South Wales and has something for everyone, whether young or old

Both Caerphilly’s town and castle will be transformed into a historic market for the ninth Medieval Christmas Fayre this weekend.

Starting at 9am on Saturday 8 December, Caerphilly will offer a host of activities for the whole family.

150 traders from around Wales will sell food, drink and crafts from the medieval farmers’ market.

Re-enactments, cookery demonstrations and workshops as well as entertainers like Jack the Jester, magicians, puppeteers and even pickpockets will bring the days of yore to life. Father Christmas is expected at Caerphilly Castle, arriving by horse and cart.

Rubecca Clinch of Caerphilly Council says, “Caerphilly Medieval Market is a fantastic event that showcases the town as a tourist destination.” 

The Fayre attracted 10,000 visitors in 2011. Organisers expect more this year. 

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