Kids can immerse themselves in other eras

The Jungle School traces medieval life – and invites children and young people to participate. Various events in the program.

Jungle School invites you to the summer party again this year. It follows the traces of life in the Middle Ages. © Heidi Trip (archive)

The Forest School in Kapenberg will soon take you back to the Middle Ages. On the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the monastery in the district of Slam, Waldschule am Brauereiknapp decided this motto for the 2021 summer holiday campaign. The program includes medieval everyday life and medieval crafts. These events are presented:

  • A horse (stick) named Socke
    For kids 8-12, Wednesday 27th July, 4-6pm
    Meeting point: Forest School Cappenberg, Am Brauereiknapp 17
    Registration: until July 20 at (02306) 53541
    Entry fee: 7.50 EUR per person

    Jump, jump, jump, gallop: Knights need noble horses. Crafting a hobby horse is a recycling project. The Jungle School explains: “First, we build a jockey (a hobby horse) from old stockings, buttons and old pieces of cloth, and then we go on the first run. Bring an old pair of stockings and a worn T-shirt, plus a “jockey meal” in between.

  • Yoga instead of sports knights
    For people ages 16 to 99, on Saturday, July 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Meeting point: Kapenberg Forest School
    Entry fee: 7.50 EUR per person
    Registration: until July 21 at (02306) 53541

    There will be a special yoga session on July 30th at the Jungle School. “You don’t need the endurance of a marathon, but Ritter Sport shouldn’t be the only reason for you to get off the couch. So bring some courage for something new and in a private yoga session, we not only greet the sun but also make the stars and become the moon,” she says. Forest School.

  • Medieval “carrier” and composting beans
    Families with children from 3 to 6 years old, Tuesday, August 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Meeting point: Kapenberg Forest School
    Participation fee: adults 12 euros, children 8 euros
    Registration: until July 26 at (02306) 53541

    Medieval couriers – by that it means the jungle school of horses. Two will be on site on the day of the event. Unfortunately, horseback riding is not possible. “For everything around you. And so, after an important safety briefing, you can not only pet them, but also learn something about their way of life and possible uses today, feed them and, eventually, distribute horse droppings on our vegetable patch,” the School of Forest said in announcing the event. The decisive factor is not whether you can steal horses with someone, but who shovels the dung from the yard.”

  • Fast as the wind on four legs – since the Middle Ages
    Kids 7-14, Tuesday August 2, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Meeting point: Kapenberg Forest School
    Entry fee: €12 per person
    Registration: until July 26 at (02306) 53541

    Once again, this event is all about the horses. The program is similar to that in the morning of the same day – but in the afternoon it is the turn of the slightly older children.

  • Musketeers: Indoor Championships for Horses (Stick)
    Kids 8-12, Friday 5 August, 3pm-5pm
    Meeting point: Kapenberg Forest School
    Entry fee: 7.50 EUR per person
    Registration: until July 29 at (02306) 53541

    Hobby horse Sookie and Hobby horse Horst are heavy and ready to curl their hooves impatiently. On August 5th, the Senior Knights Tournament takes place at the Jungle School. “Who is the most successful at super-fast stunt riding maneuvers and takes the trophy with them? A real highlight, because every rider takes the real championship strip with him!” says the School of Jungle. If you don’t have a hobby horse, you can borrow one from the woodland school.

  • Medieval workshop
    Children 6-10 years old, Saturday 6 August, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Meeting point: Kapenberg Forest School
    Entry fee: €30 per person
    Registration: until July 28 at (02306) 53541

    Leather, wood and wool plus games and tricks: participants can try their skills on different platforms. “The little journey through time ends with fire and delicious bread for refreshment,” says the jungle school.

  • Medieval Summer Festival: In the footsteps of the girl Hildegard and the son of the farmer Heinrich
    Sunday 7 August, from 2 pm to 6 pm
    Meeting point: Waldschule Cappenberg, entry: free, no registration required

    “On a journey through time, we experience life in the Middle Ages,” explains the Forest School at the festival marking the 900th anniversary of the monastery’s foundation. The program includes daily life in the Middle Ages and handicrafts in the Middle Ages. Medieval cuisine can also be sampled. The tournament is the highlight of the day.

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