Kids Activities at Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park

Children being Knighted by the King  Photo Credit: S. Buckley

The Renaissance Festival is headed our way again. It will once again be at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach on weekends between February 11 and March 11th,  This is a family favorite of ours so here is what my kids likes best!

If you are heading out to the Ren-Fest with your family I wanted to point out a few things are that you should hunt down for the kiddies.

Obviously the bounce houses are the favorite’s! Not very reflective of the Renaissance era, but what can I say.  The kids love them! They are free as well, however I would advise that you do them first thing in the morning because in the afternoons they get very crowded!

Most of the rides are about 2-3 bucks, but the kids seem to love them.  My daughters favorite is the World’s Largest Rocking Horse.  There are also Swings, and Spinning Chairs all powered by Braun Renaissance Peasants, no electricity here!  Don’t forget the Maze, you may just get lost yourself!

There is a cute little hammer/bean bag toss where everyone wins an official document proclaiming your Knighthood.

As far as food goes, you can’t go wrong with too much, but for a healthy cheap treat you can’t beat a $1 buttered corn on the cob.

Make sure you check the schedule for the Once Upon A Time Stage.  This is the kids stage and includes the Princess Academy, a chance for the kids to be Knighted by the King and Queen, and of course the story of Robin Hood.

Photo Credit: S Buckley
Photo Credit: S Buckley

There is so much more that is appropriate for  the kid, My daughter and I love there is music and dancing everywhere!  Don’t forget the Tribal Circus is great too.

Photo Credit: S Buckley  Princess Academy



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Artists and Artisans
Pirates Weekend Video Blog
The Performers

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This year’s five themed weekends will include:
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–     Celtic Irish Weekend  Kiss the Blarney Stone Feb 11 & 12
Pirates Weekend  Pillage of the Village
      Feb 18, 19 & 20
Pet’s Weekend   Medieval Menagerie
Feb 25 & 26
Wenches Weekend  Bodacious Bodices
March 3 & 4
Arms and Armor Weekend  Mar 10 & 11
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More Pictures:
Artists and Artisans
Pirates Weekend Video Blog
The Performers

The Performers of The Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach,FL

I just edited a group of photo’s of some of the amazing performers that you will see the Renaissance Festival!

You are surrounded by music and performance the entire day.  There will be no plugged in music here, but not all the music is strictly out of the past.  My dd was thrilled to sing Twinkle Twinkle along with the harpest who even allowed her to strum a little. You can hear all sorts of music, if you listen carefully you may even hear a beautiful violin arrangement of Lady Gaga!

Whether it’s jugglers, aerialists, comedians, actors, or musicians you will find thrilling and technically amazing performances of all kinds.  Enjoy the photo’s!

Photo Credit: S&C Buckley
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Artists and Artisans of the Florida Renaissance Festival

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I wanted to share some of the amazing things that are for sale at the festivals.  There are some incredibly talented artists and artisans there this year.

There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for blown glass, a wax mold of your hands, leather hats, instruments, jewelry, metal armor or fairy wings you will find them here.  I couldn’t begin to name them all!  Hope you enjoy the pics of the great stuff that I saw.

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The Characters of The Floirda Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park 2011

The Good Family of the Royal Secretary to King Ferdinand II

We headed out to the Renaissance Festival yesterday and unsurprisingly, we had a fabulous time!  I wanted to post a few pictures of some of wonderful characters that we met.   I got to use my new camera and have many, many more photos to post so check back every day!

Here are just a few of things we did yesterday!
My daughter rode the Worlds Largest Rocking Horse and my friend Mercy had a archery lesson!

Fairy Circle

The Scribe Sir James Spongeworthy kindly allowed us to interrupt his family meal (provided by the Queen) on our way to a joust.  One of the many highlights of day was when the kids were lucky enough to join a fairy circle for a chat and hug.  That was certainly every little girls dream come true!

Check back often, as I will be posting some of the video I took over the next few weeks. The festival will be at Quiet Waters Park until March 13th and next weekends theme is on of my favorites!  Pirates! RRRRRRR!

Photo Credit: C Buckley

I would like to thank the Florida Renaissance Festival and the Conroy Martinez Group for making it possible for Keeping Up With Kids to attend.

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Florida Renaissance Festivals Review

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Take a walk back in time at the Florida Renaissance Festivals.  A day at this festival offers guests the sights, sounds and smells of a long ago time. There is truly something for everyone; Ladies, Gentlemen, and children attending the festival can watch authentic jousting with the King, take out your frustrations by throwing rotten tomatoes at someone, play a giant game of chess or take a ride on the World’s Biggest Rocking Horse.  There are so many activities, demonstrations and shows that it is difficult even to list them all.

Worlds biggest Rocking Horse -Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

Children will be thrilled to take a ride on mechanical amusement rides, chat with a fairy, watch a circus perform, sword fights or even chat with an authentic Privy Cleaning Woman complete with suspicious looking mud on her face. Everywhere guests look there are fascinating and awe inspiring shows and surprises. All the show are entertaining and several of them are created specifically for the kids like Olde Tale of Robin Hood & St. George and the Dragon, Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales, and the Knighting Ceremony.  The festival even offers fun and educational tours for Scout Troops to earn patches.

There is no lack of delectable delights for those attending;guests can pick up a giant turkey leg, a 1 pound cookie, or traditional fish and chips among a multitude of other fares. Don’t forget to get a cup of mead to really put you in the mood.

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Last but not least is the shopping. Rows of vender shops give the feel of a true renaissance village and offer unique artwork, wooden toys, jewelery, blown glass, weaving demonstrations,
swords and armor, authentic renaissance garb and fun fairy wings for the kids.

The festival is held every year at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach in March and then again at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Key Biscayne in January. This year the Key Biscayne event will be held January 15-23, 2011. and the Deerfield Beach Show will be February 12th- March 13, 2011.

Children 5 and under are free, Children ages six to 11 are $7 and Adults are $20.

Photo Credit: Cynthia Buckley

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