The Vikings Return

LOCKO PARK, JUNE 25-26th 2022

The vikings re-enactment society invite
you to attend a viking festival

A unique, fun and educational day out, set in the beautiful rural landscape of Locko Park, near Derby.

This one-off event will bring together Viking re-enactors from across the country and the world, to recreate a large Viking army encampment, full of craftsmen, traders and warriors, allowing visitors to step back a thousand years, to when England was under threat from fierce Viking invaders.

It's an interactive day, full of things to see and do, for adults and kids: Watch and talk to period craftsmen at work, see Viking boats up close and meet their crews and peruse and buy the exotic goods for sale at the Viking market.

Meet Viking warriors and get hands-on with their equipment. Children can have-a-go at forming their own Viking shield-wall. The highlight of the day will be the 'Battle of Thousand Spears', as the invading Viking army faces the Anglo-Saxon army of Mercia, in the largest Viking-era battle in the UK for a thousand years.

The Viking Festival will celebrate and illuminate a dark-age of Britain's history.

The vikings
re-enactment society

Re-enacting the life, times and battles of 8-11th century Britain, The Vikings is the UK’s oldest and largest Viking-age society, with branches across Britain, in Europe, the US and Canada.

What's happening

Archery Warm Up

10:00am

Our archers prepare their bows for the display.

Missiles Display

10:15am

Our archers, slingers and javlineers demonstrate the tactics and skill used by their Viking counterparts

Cavalry Display

11:00am

Our riders demonstrate the formations and skills used by Early Medieval cavalry.

Battle of a Thousand Spears

1:00pm

We recreate a slice of history, as our massed warriors fight it out in the largest Viking era battle for 1000 years.

Archery Competition

1:45pm

Our archers demonstrate their accuracy and skills and range of challenges.

Cavalry Display

2:45pm

Our riders demonstrate the formations and skills used by Early Medieval cavalry.

Battle of a Thousand Spears

3:30pm

Our warriors fight again, demonstrating their skills at arms, striving to win their place in the high hall of Valhalla.

Grande Parade

4:30pm

Our military and civilian participants close the day’s events with a grand parade.

Fostri Weapons Display

11:00am - 11:30am

Our young warriors demonstrate their progress on the journey to becoming warriors of great renown.

Children's Battle

11:30am - 12:30am

A once in a life time opportunity for children aged 10 or under to experience being in a Viking shield wall.

Children's Battle

1:15pm

A once in a life time opportunity for children aged 10 or under to experience being in a Viking shield wall.

Call to Arms - Weapons Display

2:00pm

Our warriors demonstrate the range of weapons used on the Early Medieval battle field.

Children's Battle

2:45pm

A once in a life time opportunity for children aged 10 or under to experience being in a Viking shield wall.

Crafts

Leather working
All Day

Forging and Maille-making
All Day

Shield-making
All Day

Tablet weaving
All Day

Weaving
All Day

Embroidery
All Day

Cloth dying
All Day

Viking cookery & Diet
All Day


Crafts

Leather working
All Day

Forging and maille-making
All Day

Shield-making
All Day

Tablet weaving
All Day

Weaving
All Day

Embroidery
All Day

Cloth dying
All Day

Viking cookery and diet
All Day

Music of the Vikings
All Day

Shipyard at work
All Day

Fishing and hunting skills
All Day

Saga Storytelling
All Day

Games

Board and dice games
All Day

Kubb
All Day

Wrestling
All Day

Strongman Competition
All Day

Have-a-go Archery
All Day

Children's sword skills
All Day

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Adult Day Pass
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£10.00

1 Day Access only.

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Child Day Pass
6 - 17 inc

£5.00

1 Day Access only.

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Concessions Day Pass
-

£7.50

1 Day Access only.

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Family Day Pass
2 Adults + 2 Children

£25.00

1 Day Access only.

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