Our very popular experiences allow visitors to actively engage with history in a meaningful and memorable way.
Whether you’re learning about medieval sword fighting, exploring a WWII trench or training to become a secret agent in out SOE Training Camp, the experiences at the festival provide a deeper understanding of the past and offer a chance to truly immerse oneself in history.
ADD-ON TO DAY TICKETS
Purchased separately, experience tickets are additional to your day tickets.
Step back in time and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of World War II in our immersive Trench Experience. This unique experience takes you first hand through the Oosterbeek Perimeter, where the British 1st Airborne valiantly held out with diminishing supplies during the Battle for Arnhem in September 1944. Complete with authentic uniforms, equipment, and props. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience history up close.
SOE TRAINING CAMP
Are your kids ready to become secret agents? Our new for 2023 SOE Training Camp is the perfect opportunity for them to learn the skills and techniques of espionage in a safe and fun environment.
During the camp, children will be put through their paces as they learn unarmed combat, weapon handling, codework, and explosives handling. This is a rare opportunity for kids to learn exciting and unique skills, and it’s perfect for kids who love adventure and espionage. Don’t miss out on this chance to give your kids the ultimate secret agent experience – purchase your tickets today and join us at the SOE Training Camp!
KNIGHT SCHOOL – JUNIOR JOUST
Get ready for some medieval fun with our Junior Joust event. This specially designed event is for kids, and it’s the perfect way for young knights and warrior princesses to experience the thrill of jousting.
During the Junior Joust, kids will have the chance to learn about the history and techniques of jousting, and they’ll even get to participate in a mock joust using padded lances and armour. Our experienced instructors will be on hand to teach kids the basics of jousting and to make sure everyone stays safe.
This is an opportunity for kids to learn about medieval combat and to have a blast with their friends. Don’t miss out on this chance to give your kids the ultimate jousting experience.
KNIGHT SCHOOL – JUNIOR TREBUCHET
Introducing the Junior Trebuchet – combining history and engineering!
During the Junior Trebuchet event, kids will have the chance to learn about the history and physics of medieval trebuchets, and they’ll even get to build and test their own mini trebuchets. Our experienced instructors will be on hand to guide kids through the building process and to teach them about the principles of engineering and physics.
This is a rare opportunity for kids to learn about medieval history and engineering in a fun and hands-on way. Don’t miss out on this chance to give your kids the ultimate trebuchet experience!
KNIGHT SCHOOL – SWORD SCHOOL
Calling all young knights and warrior princesses – are you ready to learn the ancient art of sword fighting? Our Sword School for children is the perfect way to learn the skills and techniques of medieval combat in a safe and fun environment.
Our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of sword handling, footwork, and sparring, all while you have a blast with your friends. You’ll get to see real swords and armour, and you’ll even get to participate in a mock battle.
Perfect for kids who love adventure and history.
KNIGHT SCHOOL – HAVE-A-GO-ARCHERY
Look no further than our have-a-go-archery event for entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
This special event is designed for adults and children, to try their hand at archery. Our experienced instructors will be on hand to teach participants the basics of archery, and they’ll provide all the necessary equipment, including bows, arrows, and targets.
Whether you’re an experienced archer or you’ve never picked up a bow before, our have-a-go-archery event is the perfect way to learn a new skill and have a blast with your family.