Baby asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 months ago

What day camps could parents in medieval Europe send their children to?

When they had too much energy 

Update:

Specifically in England. In Sheffield maybe, I have a good friend from there. Half way through.

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    There were no "day camps" in the Middle Ages.

    If you were of the peasant or artisan classes, you could run about climbing trees, gathering nuts, playing games with stores and sticks, under the supervision of an elder sibling (who was perhaps as young as six) or an aged person who could no longer move about to work.  The elder sibling - usually a girl who was learning household skills from Mother (boys were in the fields with Dad, learning farm work) had to mind the toddlers and keep them from falling into the fire or drowning in the pond.

    The upper class and middling class boys had school, work as an apprentice to a master craftsman, or being page or squire to a nobleman and his wife (learning knight skills and courtesy)

    So they did not have much leisure time. What they had, they spent with their friends or work / school mates, playing ball or dice, gossiping, flirting, playing pranks or getting into trouble - whatever they could think of to do.  If there was a fair, a cockfight or an outdoor play or minstrel show, they attended with the rest of the town 

  • 4 months ago

    There were no day camps in medieval Europe.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    That would entirely depend on where and when they lived. The Middle Ages lasted over 1,000 years, towns and cities came and went, populations fluctuated.

  • Bill
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    in medieval Europe , the kids had lots of exciting things to do that taught them how to survive. They were allowed to go into the woods , to swim , eat dirt , play in trees , chase rabbits hide from strangers with swords, just about everything that the mollycoddled kids of today are not allowed to do

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