Swedish Viking toy horse. - It's obvious, judging from the children's toys, that the horse played a large part in the Vikings' life. - Vikings became even more adept as cavalrymen than seafarers.

Swedish Viking toy horse. - It's obvious, judging from the children's toys, that the horse played a large part in the Vikings' life. - Vikings became even more adept as cavalrymen than seafarers.

Tug o'war game. Flemish 1338-44. Bodl.264 by Tony Harrison on flickr

Tug o'war game. Flemish 1338-44. Bodl.264 by Tony Harrison on flickr

Late eleventh/early twelfth century manuscript which has been bound together with a number of later fragments. Read more about it here on the British Library website. Image source: British Library MS Harley 4961. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

Late eleventh/early twelfth century manuscript which has been bound together with a number of later fragments. Read more about it here on the British Library website. Image source: British Library MS Harley 4961. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

Hobby horses made by a craftsman in Ireland. Makes hobby dragons too. Beautiful!

Hobby horses made by a craftsman in Ireland. Makes hobby dragons too. Beautiful!

More kids largess....catch-the-ball. Could make with wooden spoons.

More kids largess....catch-the-ball. Could make with wooden spoons.

A selection of Medieval toys and games

A selection of Medieval toys and games

Ancient viking dolls in the museum of London***

Ancient viking dolls in the museum of London***

Clay toys. Doll Museum: Dolls of the Middle Ages Part I

Clay toys. Doll Museum: Dolls of the Middle Ages Part I

Two toy swords and toy spear 8th-9th centuries State Hermitage Museum, Museum-reserve of Staraya Ladoga

Two toy swords and toy spear 8th-9th centuries State Hermitage Museum, Museum-reserve of Staraya Ladoga

Lesson learned....a 8, 6, and 3 year old can NOT be entertained with a chess and backgammon set for a weekend....bring cute toys...like these

Lesson learned....a 8, 6, and 3 year old can NOT be entertained with a chess and backgammon set for a weekend....bring cute toys...like these

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