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Forthcoming Events

Important: Due to the situation with COVID-19 many events by The Vikings are likely to be cancelled this year. We will attempt to keep this list updated as we get news of firm cancellations, but please check with the venues.

There won't be any events while the advice against large gatherings is in force: Once it is lifted we hope to get back to doing shows as quickly as possible, but there will inevitably be some events after that date that can't go ahead as there may not be time to complete preparations.

This a list of confirmed society events (excluding school visits), where you can see battle re-enactments and demonstrations of dark age crafts and everyday life. We're still waiting for confirmation and details for many events including this year's major shows. (Events are organised by our parent society The Vikings and it's member groups.)

Fri 8 - Sun 10 May 2020

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset


Enjoy the bank holiday weekend by watching The Vikings re-create the events surrounding the Alliance between the Saxons and the Brythonic Kings as a response to the arrival of the Danish Great Army. King Alfred is gathering his allies and the army of Wessex at Corfe Burgh ready to march on Exeter, which has been recently captured and sacked by the Vikings.

Gates open at 10am. The living history encampment is open all day and events include justice being served in King Alfred's court, opportunities for your children train to be in the Saxon Fryd, a skirmish, and the main battle all set against the backdrop of this stunning castle.

Sat 16 May 2020

Ceddesfield Hall

Sedgefield, Co. Durham

A fun day out featuring a living history display including cooking, brewing, and weaving, as well as a weapons display and combat.

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020

Dumbarton Castle

Castle Road, Dumbarton


A large viking camp featuring aspects of viking life from 970 to 1263. See how The Vikings used live, eat, and make their clothes, learn about their weapons, and see Viking battles, archery and much much more.

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020

Great Paxton Saxon Experience

Great Paxton Parish Church, Cambridgeshire

Join the Vikings at a friendly village event celebrating 1000 years since the foundation of the Minster church at Great Paxton, near St Neots, Cambs

Sat 4 Jul 2020

Priory Park, Bodmin

Bodmin, Cornwall

Be transported back to 9th Century Cornwall and witness Vicious Vikings, Sneaky Saxons and Clever Cornishmen clashing in exciting combat!

Come see the living history encampment and discover what life was like in the thriving trading town of Bosvenegh (Bodmin) at the heart of an independent Kernow.

Sat 11 Jul 2020

Kirkstall Abbey


Kirkstall Festival takes place in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall Abbey and is free to enter. The Festival is probably the largest community festival in Leeds run entirely by volunteers. It attracts around 25,000 people.

Throughout the day The Vikings will be showing you how to live, eat, craft and fight like our Viking ancestors! There will be plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the warriors and people from all walks of life; with exciting demonstrations of crafts, court, weapons of war and a battle between two mighty armies.

There are also lots of other things to see at the festival apart from the vikings. More information about the multitude of attractions can be found at

Sat 1 Aug 2020


Argyll, Scotland

Viking and Pictish camp and skirmishes as part of the Lochgilhead Pictish and Celtic festival.

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Oct 2020

Battle of Hastings

Battle Abbey, Battle, West Sussex

Major Event

Re-live the atmosphere and tension, as warriors clash in the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings. Witness the action on the date that changed history and immerse yourself in early medieval life. An action packed and entertaining event for all the family.


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