Lots of events for the smaller historians!

Various locations | Various prices

As a family festival, we also include a lot of events and activities for children (but the adults always say they like them too!)

Tickets to the talks on Saturday and Sunday and to all the activities below give free entrance to all the Festival has to offer on that particular day – Living History encampments, Live History Live events, demonstrations and displays as well as flypasts of historic aircraft taking place on that day.

FANTASTIC TALKS FOR CHILDREN (AND ADULTS!)

Monday 25th June 5pm
INTO THE WHITE: SCOTT’S ANTARCTIC ODYSSEY
Joanna Grochowicz
Age 8 – Adult
£10 book tickets here

Thursday 28th June 5pm
EXPLORER DINOSAURS!
Christopher Lloyd
Age 6 – Adult
£10 book tickets here

Friday 29th June 5pm
THE LEGENDS OF ARTHUR: THE ADVENTURES OF SIR LANCELOT
Tom Holland
Age 6 – Adult
£10 book tickets here

Saturday 30th June 11.30am
A DISGUSTING LOOK AT HISTORY: HOW DISEASE SHAPED HISTORY FROM THE BLACK DEATH TO THE ZOMBIE APOLCALYPSE
Charlie Higson
Age 6 – Adult
£12.50 book tickets here

Sunday 1st July 10am
THE ANKH-MORPORK GUILD OF CONJURORS PRESENTS:
Morgan & West Time-Travelling Magicians
Age 6 – Adult
£14.50 book tickets here

Sunday 1st July 1.30pm
IN THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF: BROTHER, FATHER, TEACHER, SPY
Michael Morpurgo
Age 6 – Adult
£15 book tickets here

CHILDREN’S CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:

If you have children (aged 5 – 12), why not try the Children’s Creative Tent?

They’ll be entertained and educated for an hour. You can simply check them in and drop them off where they will be looked after by a group of teachers. Pick them up an hour later after you’ve enjoyed the sights or attended a talk. All teachers are fully referenced and hold DBS (CRB) certificates.

DECORATING A WW2 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET – Saturday 30th June 10am £11
book tickets here

DECORATING A TREASURE BOX – Saturday 30th June 11.30am £11
book tickets here

DECORATING A CELTIC SWORD – Saturday 30th June 1.30pm £11
book tickets here

BUILDING A MODEL BI-PLANE –  Saturday 30th June 1.30pm £11
book tickets here

DECORATING A WW2 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET – Saturday 1st July 10am £11
book tickets here

DECORATING A TREASURE BOX – Saturday 1st July 11.30am £11
book tickets here

DECORATING A CELTIC SWORD – Saturday 1st July 1.30pm £11
book tickets here

BUILDING A MODEL BI-PLANE – Saturday 1st July 1.30pm £11
book tickets here

SWORD SCHOOL AND THE TRENCH EXPERIENCE

Ever fancied clashing shields and swords like they did at Agincourt or during the Wars of the Roses? Enter The Trench to get a vivid flavour of the conditions in which the men lived dn fought back in 1918.

Throughout the weekend there are several sessions
for Sword School and the Trench:
£11.50 book tickets here for Saturday sessions
£11.50 book tickts here for Sunday sessions

The Trench can also be booked on weekday evenings:

Tuesday 26th June 5.45pm book tickets here; 7.45pm book tickets here

Wednesday 27th June 5.45pm book tickets here; 7.45pm book tickets here

Thursday 28th June 5.45pm book tickets here; 7.45pm book tickets here

Friday 29th June 5.45pm book tickets here; 6.30pm book tickets here; 7.45pm £11.50 book tickets here