Thursday, May 9, 2024

Ting tang! Ormskirk Medieval Festival returns for 2024

  • Head back in time to the 12th century and  
  • Experience medieval activities, including battle enactments  
  • Event takes place in Coronation Park, May 11 and 12 

Immerse yourself in a world of heroic battles, swords ting-tanging, body armour and life in English Norman Times, as the annual Ormskirk Medieval Festival goes back in time almost a thousand years to the 12th century. 

Experience an assault on the senses as living history re-enactors Historia Normaneis take you on an adventure to West Lancashire 900 years ago at Coronation Park in Ormskirk.  

The FREE two-day event returns on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, from 11am to 4pm, on both days. 

The popular town centre green space will transform with a host of medieval-themed activities, including heroic battles, workshops, archery and cooking demonstrations of food prepared in traditional Norman ways. 

Visitors can release their inner knight and try on armour, take a closer look at the weapons and how they’re made. Crowds descending on the family-friendly event can also take part in arts and crafts, all with a Medieval twist. 

Spectators can also feast on modern-day refreshments and get stuck into 21-century activities, such as donkey rides, face painting, children’s rides and a giant bouncy castle adding to the fun. 

Councillor Anne Fennell, portfolio holder for Communities, said: "The Ormskirk Medieval Festival is a brilliant weekend, packed with plenty to see and do for all the family. 

“It is one of the true highlights on the Borough's events calendar and is a great way to bring thee whole community together, for what has traditionally been a good weather weekend. 

“Let’s hope the sun shines once again, as thousands visit Coronation Park for some tin-tanging fun and all things medieval. Bring on the battles!”  

The Ormskirk Medieval Festival is organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Service.  

Please note: Some activities in addition to the medieval event, may have an extra charge.