Couldn't find where to post this so thought I'd just mention it here!
We got daughter (grown up) a red letter day jousting experience for Christmas and used it a week or so ago. What a fabulous day it was for all of us. She was in a group of about 20 people of all ages and did tilting at the ring and quintain, sword fighting (at one point with a real sword!), archery and then a jousting tournament in the afternoon, all dressed in costumes to dd to the flavour!.
As spectators we sat in the viewing stand and looked on and made encouraging noises. The whole day (from 9.30 until about 6) was organized wonderfully and the instructors were great (to say nothing of the the divine Mr Martinez and his smouldering good looks). There is a pub about 10 minutes walk away for lunch.
I would highly recommend this day event for anyone who can ride a little and wants to play dressing up and pretending to be knights for the day!