History Through the Ages Reenactment

Sunday 1 September

Our reenactment is back as we bring to life history from across the centuries! Step back in time and experience how people lived in different ages, have a go at wielding weapons, get up close with birds of prey and see combat first-hand. All this set amongst our Tudor ruins with activities for children (and adults!) to have a go at.

The English Civil War with The Sealed Knot Society

Performance Area: Firing demo, drill display and kids’ drill

Living Camp: Officers tent and dining, distilling and cooking, leather working and dressing-up in kit

The Norman Conquest with Sudrjovik Living History

Performance Area: Details coming soon

Living Camp: Details coming soon

The Wars of the Roses with The Ferrers Household

Performance Area: Battle drill and kids’ drill

Living Camp: Living encampment including craftspeople, food display and children’s games

The Napoleonic Wars with The Coldstream Guards 1815

Performance Area: Shooting displays and drills

Living Camp: Details coming soon

Bird of Prey Display

Flying displays from Wise Owl and the chance to hold one of these beautiful birds.*

Battle Axe Throwing

Unleash your inner Viking and test your skill at axe throwing. Can you hit the target?*

The Doncaster Waites

Traditional Tudor and Stuart music that the common folk would have enjoyed.

What else can I do?

• Have a go at kids’ jousting

• Dress up in Tudor costumes

• Explore the sixteenth century Turret House

Food is available from our food vans or bring a picnic. Snacks and refreshments are available in The Discovery Centre.

Event Timetable

Coming soon. Site will open at 10:15am.


Advance booking is essential as tickets are strictly limited.

Adult: £8.75

Child: £4.75

Family (2 adults + 3 children): £25.00

Friend of SML: £7.75

Children aged 2 and under: Free

*Extra charge

Please note tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot make it and we are able to re-sell your ticket, we may be able to offer a refund. Please get in touch with us to enquire. As a community interest company, we appreciate your understanding.