Bosworth Medieval Festival 2022


Updates will be added to this page in upcoming weeks.

The hugely popular Bosworth Medieval Festival returns this August!

The two-day event – which attracts thousands of visitors, re-enactors and traders from across the UK will take place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August this year, at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

During the Festival weekend the Visitor Centre, Tithe Barn Cafe and Toilets are open to Festival ticket holders only.

Please note, much of the Festival site is on agricultural fields and therefore access to certain areas of the site can be difficult for wheelchair users.

Ticket Prices:

Adult £20
Child £10
Concessions £17
Family of 2 (1+1) £26
Family of 3 (2+1) £45
Family of 4 (2+2) £54

Carers and Under 3s go FREE


The full programme is still being confirmed, but we can share the following:

Main event arena

The event will feature battle re-enactments by the Wars of the Roses Federation – including the Battle of Towton of 1461, which started the Yorkist reign, each morning and The Battle of Bosworth, which ended it, as the finale on both days.

Destrier’s horsemen and women will be returning with their mounted skill at arms and cavalry display and the fascinating Death of Richard III presentation, which was a huge hit with the crowd in 2019. They will also play a major role in the Battle of Bosworth re-enactments, as Richard and Henry and their mounted forces take to the battlefield.

Richard III mounted on horseback at Bosworth

Artillery display showing the effectiveness of archery and very loud canon!



Get stuck in with our bill drill suitable for children and adults alike

While not busy in the main arena or otherwise active, the reenactors will welcome you to view their camps.



Children’s fancy dress competition with great prizes

Visitors can join in the DIY Battle of Bosworth led by the Battlefield Guides…


browse the medieval market..

visit the Real ale bar…

and buy some of our excellent merchandise in the field shop



Ambion Arena

Knight School for training youngsters aged 5 to 14 years to become squires

A Taste of History demonstrating cookery and a chance to taste their creations.

Food concessions will be in here too.


In the Cabins near Ambion

Craft activities, including pipe cleaner Yorkist or Lancastrian rose making, a display of Leicestershire Archaeological collections for handling, and a medieval medicine game, called Al-Dukkan, based on Arabic writings.

In the Heritage Centre and courtyards

On both days there will be three author talks in the Heritage Room. There is an extra charge for these talks. There will also be book sales and signings by the authors.

Times and Prices:


11:30am – Julian Humphrys – How to Capture a Castle. £6. Buy tickets HERE

12:30pm – War of the Roses Q & A. (which will include Julian Humphrys, Nathen Amin, Annie Garthwaite and Special guest speaker Philippa Langley)  £6. Buy tickets HERE

1:30pm – Nathen Amin – Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders. £8. Buy tickets HERE

2:45pm – Annie Garthwaite – Cecily. £6. Buy tickets HERE


11:30am – Toni Mount – How to Survive in Medieval England. £8. Buy tickets HERE

1pm – Philippa Vincent-Connolly – Disability and the Tudors: All the King’s Fools. £12. Buy tickets HERE

2:30pm – Tracy Borman – Crown and Sceptre: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens. £12. Buy tickets HERE

Storytelling with Nicky Rafferty (away from the loud guns)


15th century fashion show

Meet our gallery volunteers in the Bosworth Battlefield Exhibition Galleries and explore the Bosworth story further.

Roving the site bringing sound, colour and information

Medieval musicians Maranella Minstrels

A medieval jester to amaze you with fire, juggling, danger, excitement, stupidity & audience participation galore. Including the timed performances of:

  • Inflamia A frenetic frenzy of fearsome fire, along with feats of derring-do. Frightening but fun. Safe but stupid.
  • What a Palaver’s World of Wonder A breathtaking manic romp showcasing a 30 year career of stupidity.

The King’s Executioner (who is much friendlier than he looks) will be roving the site

Mini guided walks


Monday 22nd August :  Rose Laying Ceremony: 11.00 am

On the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth you are invited to join local dignitaries for a commemorative Rose Laying Ceremony at the Bosworth Sundial Memorial. We will remember all those that died on both sides during the Battle of Bosworth on this day in 1485.

Members of the public are warmly welcomed to attend and are invited to lay their own roses.



A great day out for all the family!

Tickets for the Festival are valid for both days.

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  • Leicester Tourism Award
  • Leicester Tourism Award
  • LPL Winner 2016
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  • LPL Tourism Awards 2017: Commended
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