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Historical Event, Tue 8 Aug - Mon 4 Sep 2017, free entry

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Medieval Catapult

Medieval Catapult


Juliet Milton

01279 813237


Stansted Mountfitchet,
CM24 8SP


Medieval Catapult Launching
We will be firing our famous Perrier Catapult, a medieval Siege weapon, at 12:00pm and 2:30pm everyday from Mon 24th July until 4th Sept 2017.
The catapult was carefully built by our in-house craftsmen to Norman specifications for a historical special event held in 2014 within the Castle grounds where it was fired for the very first time.
The Catapult will be fired twice a day throughout the summer holidays, launching an assortment of missiles including soft fruits and unruly visitors! Children will be invited to help load the catapult and launch the missiles to see how far they can go.
The Catapult was a medieval man powered siege engine built on an A frame with an arm around 15 foot long. Rope and a sling was attached to one end, and the other end was fitted with a number of ropes. It would have been manned by teams of sappers who, at the command, would all pull down together flinging the other end of the arm up, and the missile toward the besieged castle walls.
Lots of fun in store for no extra charge. Suitable for all the family.
Open everyday from 10.00am – 5.00pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcome

Disabled access limited.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 8 Aug - Mon 4 Sep 2017 12:30 to 14:00
The catapult will be launched everyday at 12.00pm and 2.30pm.


Free entry

Normal admission fee applies, no extra charge for the special event.

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 8 Aug - Mon 4 Sep Medieval Catapult Launching


By Road:
Take jct 8 off the M11. Follow Brown Information signs to Stansted Village - Mountfitchet Castle is situated off Lower Street on village main car park.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from StanstedMountfitchet station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Disabled access limited.