Ushaw Viking Takeover Weekend

BRAND NEW FOR 2023, join us during August Bank Holiday Weekend (26, 27 & 28 August) for Ushaw Viking Takeover!

This weekend, the clarion call of the Ushaw Viking Takeover sounds! Will you heed it? Step into the sturdy leather boots of the legendary Norse warriors and shield-maidens.

Our Bounds Field will be home to a living history Viking village, with 120 Viking structures. Meet Vikings, get hands on and try out some heritage crafts including Blacksmithing, Bread making & immerse yourself in a key part of Viking culture by making your own mead.

Taking place from 10am – 4pm each day, here’s the exact rundown of what’s going on:
– 10am – Warrior training in the arena
– 11am – A Viking skirmish followed by circles
– 12pm – Kiddie-Vike 1 (a safe and hugely popular opportunity for younger audience members to practice shield wall drill and send the Viking warriors packing).
– 1pm – Archery / weaponry displays.
– 2pm – Hrothgar’s story
– 2:30pm – Kiddie-Vike 2 (a safe and hugely popular opportunity for younger audience members to practice shield wall drill and send the Viking warriors packing).
– 3pm – Acted scenes and stories from the past
– 3:45pm – Main battle
– 4pm – Event closes for day

Included with Annual Pass or Day Pass

Not an Ushaw Annual Pass holder? Purchase yours below!

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Please be aware, We are operating a cashless system at Ushaw. We can accept cash if it is the correct amount – however, we are unable to handle change.

Location

Gardens & Grounds
Ushaw, Durham, DH7 7DW
28 Aug 2023
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Free with Ushaw Annual Pass

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