Ormskirk Medieval Weekend gets ready to take us back in time

This weekend will see hundreds of visitors descend on Coronation Park to see what life was like in the 12th century. Step back in time and find out what life was like in West Lancashire 900 years ago by coming along to the marvellous Ormskirk Medieval Festival at Coronation Park.

The fabulous two-day extravaganza starts on Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May is free of charge and will give visitors the chance to experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of life in West Lancashire 900 years ago. The will also get the chance to see a battle between the Norman army and the Byzantine warriors each day at 3pm.

West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Service organised this fantastic free event and the 12th Century re-enactment group Historia Normannis will take you on a journey through time.

During the weekend Coronation park will come alive with fabulous medieval-themed activities, entertainment and displays for all ages to enjoy. Starting at 10am and running through to 4pm on both days. Previous events held in the past few years have been a huge success, with thousands of people attending.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “Once again some wonderful displays and activities have been lined up which will make the Ormskirk Medieval Festival a great treat for all the family. So make sure you come and enjoy this fantastic event.”

Members of Historia Normannis will do battle in exciting combat displays and tournaments, bringing the exciting events of the Fourth Crusade to life.

Visitors can try on armour, take a close look at the weapons and even see how they’re made. You can even try your hand at Archery.

Everyday life in the 12th Century will be featured with medieval cooking demonstrations and a fashion show to talk about the different styles of dress of the times. There will also be displays of medieval craft and several other medieval-themed activities and stalls are being planned for the day.

Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of refreshments. There will also be donkey rides, face painting, children’s rides, and a giant bouncy castle.

For more information regarding any of our Parks and Countryside sites or any of the events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please go to our website countryside.

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