Six summer events, six different periods of history revisited
Our days are filled with rich history here at Belvoir, wandering the halls you are constantly surrounded by the past. This year we thought why not take different elements of the castle’s life and revisit it! We have six events; 1940’s, Queens Jubilee, English Civil War, Napoleonic & Medieval periods that we are bringing to you in a true Belvoir fashion, we are also adding Steam Punk in there, ok this may be futuristic!
28th & 29th May
Belvoir Castle’s very own vintage weekend is back for its second year running on the 28th & 29th May 2022. Swing bands, jazz singers, re-enactors, living history encampments and classic cars will be taking over the Castle’s cannonade and front lawn for a weekend of entertainment suitable for all the family! The Castle’s State Rooms will be open for visitors to explore, as well as our expansive 16,000 acre grounds. Performers include Kalamazoo Dance Band, Miss Charlotte Porter, Johnny Victory and Hattie Bee.
4th – 5th June
Expect the best of British! Street party, delicious food and drink, British stalls, jousting, street performers, musicians and all round entertainment! Children entertainment with a wonderful Punch & Judy show, craft area and re-enactments. Not to mention classic cars and a falconry show! This event will showcase all things great about our mighty little country and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.
25th – 26th June
‘Belvoir Revisited’ is getting a sci-fi fantasy twist this weekend as our famous Regency Castle prepares for the Ministry of Steampunk takeover! Escape to an alternate futuristic reality powered by steam and adventure! Discover the history of how Steampunk started, climb the famous Belvoir Hill with the mountaineering duo, and explore the Castle and grounds full steam ahead, spotting the captivating acts along your travels.
Simply lose yourself amongst the top hats, copper goggles and ruffles that you’ll be sure to see plenty of throughout the day! – Why not try dressing up yourself for the ultimate mid-Summer escapade.
23rd – 24th July
Belvoir is preparing for war, troops are being raised and drilled for the King. Pikemen and musketeers are put through their paces by their Officers as drums beat and flags are flourished. In the encampment of the soldiers, food is prepared and weapons cleaned. However, parliamentarian troops are advancing on the Castle and there may be trouble afoot! Join us for a weekend of gripping battles and captivating living history reenactments. Who’s side are you on?
6th – 7th August
Take a journey back in time to the era that the fourth Castle at Belvoir was built and learn about the Napoleonic Battles that transpired during the Regency Period 1803–1815. Hosted by the 21eme Ligne, the re-enactment society of the French 21st Regiment of foot, this family fun weekend promises to captivate and entertain those of all ages, delivering living history acts, Regency dances and battle sequences including live weapons and gunpowder!
3rd – 4th September
Ever wonder why Belvoir is pronounced Beaver? Then journey all the way back to the Norman conquest and discover the secrets of the original castle built in this magnificent location. Join Black Knight Historical for this unmissable event as they transport you through the ages from 1066 to1485.
This is the ultimate, interactive day out for families, children and history enthusiasts to learn more about this fascinating period of time.
Meet curious characters in the medieval living encampments, marvel at noble knights preparing for combat and watch thrilling battle sequences. Engage in medieval kitchen demonstrations, captivating craft displays, feudal fashion workshops, dramatic archery shows and much much more at our Medieval Re-enactment Weekend.
FRIENDS OF BELVOIR
Want to attend all six events? Our Friends of Belvoir annual pass includes entry to every Belvoir Revisited event, as well as unlimited entry to the castle and gardens for a year! For more information please visit our Annual Pass page here.