Three baby Peacocks hatched just this morning.
Antiques Road Trip & Diversity's Jordan!
The cast and crew of the Antiques Road Trip came to Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted today the 14th June to film Diversity’s Jordan Banjo and expert Philip Serrell for a scene for an episode of the popular day time show on BBC.
No ducking out of this one, its double trouble!
Once again, Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted has been blessed with another batch of not nine but eighteen freshly hatched ducklings, but Labrador Fred, the famous father of nine ducklings won’t have to worry this time as their mother is carefully looking after her brood and she proudly brought them out of their nest for the first time this morning to have a wander around the castle grounds.
Fred is still being kept busy with his brood but they are growing up fast now so he is beginning to get more well-earned rest times from the mischievous youngsters.
Medieval Siege Weapon Spectacular 2018
For the whole month of August (except Saturdays)
- Marvel at the building and construction of our new huge medieval Catapult
- Climb the Towers that would guard against attack from enemies
- Watch and join in with the amazing firing of our famous full-size medieval Perrier Catapult
- Children’s free colouring-in cards of various siege weapons
- Free stamp hunt with a gift
- View an attacking army’s siege tower and imagine how they would scale the palisade walls to take over the Castle
- Walk through the full sized Battering Ram
- Plus so much more
Lots of fun in store for all the family for the whole month of August (except Saturdays)
No need to book – No extra charge – Lovely Café on site, or bring your own picnic.
Nine Lives for Nine Ducklings
Fred the resident dog at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted stepped up to the challenge when nine little ducklings became orphaned last Thursday. The ducklings’ mum had disappeared and a member of staff found them waddling around the castle grounds alone. The team were very worried about the ducklings but Fred, a 10 year old Labrador, immediately took to them and has been babysitting ever since.
The ducklings absolutely adore him and he has now resigned himself to being a stay at home dad looking after the 9 baby ducklings. They are getting very mischievous even hitching a ride on his back and following him in to the water for a swim in the castle moat.
Our recent story regarding Fred the Labrador has gone rather mad and has been featured on quite a few news websites, all over facebook, twitter and Instagram!
Check out some of the links below…
New for 2018 at Mountfitchet Castle
Come and see our adorable Pygmy Goats