Medieval Times Program, Grade 4 Students

May 29 to June 27

Our School Tours ours are designed to compliment and adhear to the Ontario Science & Technology Curriculum, Drama & Music Curriculum, Heritage & Citizenship Curriculum and Health & Physical Education Curriculum for children in Kindergarten to Grade 3. This an easy and fun way for teachers to enrich their educational programming.

Optional Activities include:

  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & MOTOR SKILLS: Challenge the mazes and labyrinth.  This demonstrates aspects of daily life in medieval societies and recreation
  • MEDIEVAL LIFE: Visit peasants and farm animals.  This demonstreates aspects of daily life, hierarchical structure of medieval society, habitats and communities.
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Enjoy a Draft Horse ride or demonstration of medieval use of horse power. This demonstrates medieval innovations, harness as a simple machine, significance of the padded collar “the Y1K Invention”, nursery rhymes, knights in shining armour, and role of horses’ hoof beats in the development of time signatures for music.  Or watch the Trebuchet as it catapults a projectile at a target under siege. This demonstrates castle life, conflict, pulleys and gears
  • TRADITIONS: Set up houses and coat of arms that are made ahead at school. This demonstrates characteristics of castle life.  Visitors can also watch the Gypsys use the slingshot. This demonstrates aspects of daily life.  Visitors can enjoy a traditional feast as Court Jesters entertain, servants (Adults) serving food to the Royalty (students).  This demonstreates hierarchical structure of medieval society, characteristics of castle life, recreation, food, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales. Feasts include Curds & Whey (produced locally at Thunder Oak Cheese Farm), broth, bread, turnips and apple juice

Times: The morning (before noon) and afternoon (after 12:15pm). Programs are about 2 hours.        Arrangements can be made to eat lunch at Gammondale.

Costs: Medieval Tour & Feast is $6.64/student (plus 13% hst = $7.50). Teachers and chaperones are FREE. Feasts (snacks) for adults are $1.00. Most of our tour is under cover, so rain is not a problem and alternate activities can be substituted. Payment is due at the time of the tour.

To Book: Please call 807-475-5615 or email us A confirmation letter will be emailed or faxed to you. Information about our Spring, Fall, and Christmas tours will be sent to you on request.


Thanksgiving, Harvest and Halloween

September 24 to October 31

These 2 hr. tours are suitable for up to 40 – 50 students, divided into groups of 10 – 15 students, each with their own adult supervisors. Choose from a variety of farm activities to meet your educational goals. Special arrangements can be made for out of town groups. The Homestead Cabin along with the Historic Log House provides shelter. On ‘poor’ weather days, alternate activities are substituted.

Optional Activities include:

  • Take a Tractor Pulled WAGON RIDE along the foothills of Candy Mountain to see the beautiful fall colours.  Observe a farm using all 5 senses. This activity is optional, hiking is an alternative
  • Visit the PUMPKIN PATCH and pick out a pumpkin and small gourds
  • Observe and describe how the growth of plants is affected by changes in environmental conditions
  • Talk about HARVEST TIME
  • Describe how humans prepare for daily and seasonal changes
  • Visit the FARM ANIMALS
  • Demonstrates the needs and characteristics of living animals
  • Watch CANADA’S LARGEST CATAPULT chuck pumpkins high into the air
  • Celebrate Halloween in the BOO BARN and decorate a mini pumpkin.
  • TO TAKE HOME: Each classroom receives a jack-o-lantern pumpkin and all the students receive a colourful gourd.

Nutritious Snack: Food is not included with tour, please bring a biodegradable snack on the tour. Local snacks and drinks are available. Please order food ahead (e.g. Hot Dogs, Apple Juice, Caramel Apple Slices, Chocolate Lollies, Cookies etc.)

Times: The morning (finishing before noon) and afternoon (starting after 12:30). Programs are 2 hours long.

Costs: The tour cost is $7.35 / student ($6.75+HST). Adults are FREE. Additional children 2 & over are $6.75 (+HST). Payment by cheque is due at time of tour

To Book: Please call 807-475-5615 or email us A confirmation letter will be emailed or faxed to you. Information about our Spring, Fall and Christmas tours will be sent to you on request.


Sue and Gerry Gammond
426 McCluskey Drive
Slate River, Ontario
P7J 0B3
(near Thunder Bay)

GPS Coordinates:
N48 18.48 W89 30.95

From Thunder Bay:
Take Hwy 61 south, about 15km south of the Thunder Bay Airport, turn right onto McCluskey Drive. The straight ahead for 4km and Gammondale is on the right hand side.

Contact Us

T: 807.475.5615 (for information)
T: 807.475.9609 (for reservations)

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