Bosworth Medieval Festival 2022

Saturday 20th August to Sunday 21st August, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bosworth Medieval Festival 2022

Bosworth Medieval Festival 2022

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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.

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 Bosworth 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!

 

  

Falconry static and flying displays

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. More detail to come.

Saturday: The House of Beaufort by Nathan Amin, Cecily (Neville) by Annie Gaithewaite, Disability and the Tudors by Philippa Vincent Connolly

Sunday: How to Survive Medieval England by Toni Mount, Crown and Sceptre by Tracey Borman,   Third talks TBC

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

   

 

A great day out for all the family!

Tickets for the Festival are valid for both days.

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