Valhalla Viking Festival is all about spending the weekend BEING your most Viking self, not watching other people be Viking, so there will be plenty of activities to get involved in.
We're still building up the list of activities that will be available for you at Valhalla Viking festival, but for now here's what you can expect to be doing.
Activities are not included in the cost of your ticket. Activities are provided by and charged for by those leading and providing them, with the exception of the feast if your ticket includes access to it.
Find out more about the 3 day Valhalla Feast.
If hurling an axe through the air into a target sounds like your thing, then spend some time learning how to throw different types of axes and test your skills with an amazing axe thrower.
If hitting things with a big hammer is more your style, then why not spend some time at the forge with one of our blacksmiths and learn blacksmithing while making yourself a unique handmade festival souvenir.
COST: Free to watch demonstrations but various packages will be available on the day if you want to have a go. Pricing will be approximately £35-£45 per person per session depending on your chosen object to make. Book on the Tickets page.
If you're feeling crafty, then perhaps you'd like to design yourself a unique piece of Viking jewelry and hand cast it from pewter.
You'll be shown the technique and will go from idea to having a unique piece of handmade jewelry to take home as a Valhalla Souvenir. Check the Tickets page for more details on this workshop
Why not make something as practical as a drinking horn into a work of art you can enjoy your mead from? In this workshop you'll choose a design, carve or etch it into your horn, and finish it off with a little painting. Andreea of SkullVikings will be providing tuition and carving implements will also be provided. You can pick the horn you'll be carving or bring your own.
Book via the Tickets page
A variety of traditional Viking Games will be available to play which you can find at Sigurd and Edi's Living History Encampment. Trebuchet and Crossbow games will also be available in a more modern style provided by Creative Kingdom. Most games are suitable for adults and children alike. No need to prebook, just que on the day
BIRDS OF PREY HANDLING
WAR PAINT DEN
Always loved the Viking signature braids? Get one or two done at the festival (braids and beads sold separately). They'll be available at The War Paint Den.
It's a wonderful and ceremonious event, your are welcome to bring an altar to build in the space if you choose, or an item to place on ours during the session.
The sigil itself is handpoke tattooed in order to gain a greater connection and work with the decided intent and then blessed at the end of the Sakrid inking process.
MEET THE WOLVES
Honiahaka Northern Inuits Wolf lookalikes
Fascinated by wolves and want to learn more? You can learn more about these beautiful creatures from Honiahaka Northern Inuits Wolfdogs and see them up close. Meet them up close with an experienced team with famous wolves. They've even been in Game of Thrones!
they'll be on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-17:00 and you can meet them free of charge!
Photo above Game of Thrones set
Angel, Lupa, Kami, Hope
Photographer Barry Pickering
Please check the schedule as there will be several ceremonies you can spectate or take part in including the opening ceremony where we call upon the gods in the woodland temple, rememberance ceremonies in the woodland temple, a wedding (handfasting) in the woodland temple, boat burning, the closing and dispersing of the Gods ceremony.
A variety of workshops like chainmaille, calligraphy, illumination, breathwork, ice bathing and more will be available at the festival. Please check the festival program page and the tickets section new additions as so much is happening this page may be out of date.
This is an activity available free of charge. Take a seat on the amazing Valhalla Throne and take as many photos as you'd like on it.