Viking warrior illustration, knealing down holding spear and shield - mascot of Heysham Viking Festival

Heysham Viking Festival

July 20 - 21, 2024

Heysham Viking Festival

July 15 and 16, 2023

Heysham Viking Festival

Heysham Viking Festival returns for 2024

Get ready to embrace the Viking experience once again as the Heysham Viking Festival returns in 2024!

Join us for an exhilarating weekend on July 20 and 21, 2024, at Heysham, Lancashire, where we’ll bring back the magic that’s delighted 1,000s of visitors over 5 years of previous events. Immerse yourself in true Viking spirit with a captivating village encampment, thrilling battle re-enactments, and an array of Viking-themed activities. Don’t miss this unmissable event for all Viking enthusiasts!

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Unleash your inner Horace!

Put Heysham Viking Festival 2024 in your diary and get ready to be taken back in time to explore the life of Vikings how it used to be in the 9th-11th century.

The Vikings mostly lived in small villages near the coast, just like Heysham, making the seaside environment that much more special. At Heysham Viking Festival, visitors of all ages will be able to experience a Viking encampment and watch Viking family life as it used to be centuries ago. Marvel at Vikings cooking outdoors over open fires and watch as women and girls spin wool into thread and grind grains for flour. Not only that but you’ll also get to see demonstrations of traditional Viking skills such as sewing, weaving, jewellery making, woodworking and leather work.

So don’t miss out on the chance to unleash your inner Horace (our viking mascot) and celebrate viking life – Heysham Viking Festival is the place to be.