Activities

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.

VIKING FEAST

Find out more about the 3 day Valhalla Feast.

COST: The Feast is included in Full Weekend tickets and day tickets with feast access only. General admission day passes do not include access to the feast. The feast cannot be added to general admission day passes on the day so get your full ticket now. T&Cs apply

AXE THROWING

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.

Axe throwing sessions will last about an hour, you'll get taught the technique, have plenty of goes to throw a variety of axes and if you're up to it then you may be invited to compete in our Viking Games.
COST: Various packages will be available on the day

BLACKSMITHING

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.

ARCHERY

Take in the summer weather and enjoy some outdoor archery. Our amazing instructors will teach you what you need to know and you can enjoy a great session of archery alongside some other Viking archers.

If you prove yourself up to it, then we might invite you to take part in our Viking Games.

COST: Free to watch demonstrations but various packages will be available on the day if you want to have a go

CASTING JEWELRY

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.

COST: varies depending on workshop. Book your place via the link on the Festival Program page.  There will  be 3 workshops in total, one each day for you to have a go at. 2 of these will be using cuttlefish casting and one will be using soapstone moulds. Details will be available on the festival program page as they are set.

HORN CARVING

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.

carved Viking Drinking horn

COST per person: £55. Book via the Program page under workshops.

LEATHEROWKING

You'll be shown how to make yourself a piece of jewellery or an accessory in one of our workshops held by Pheonix Leather or SkullVikings. You'll also be able to make yourself a leather holder for your drinking horn.
COST: varies depending on workshop. Book your place via the link on the Festival Program page.  There will  be 5 workshops in total, at least one each day for you to have a go at. Details will be available on the festival program page as they are set.

MEAD TASTING EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a guided tasting session led by Bob of The More Mead company where you'll sample various types of mead from dry to sweet with various takes while learning more about its history and the process of making it.

COST: TBC

TRICHINOPOLY / VIKING CHAIN KNITTING

You'll be shown how to make yourself a bracelet using the Viking chain knitting technique in this workshop.
COST: You'll be able to book your place via the link on the Festival Program page closer to the time. 

FIRE WALKING

If the ceremonial parts of Viking culture are what interest you, then why not do an evening firewalk. Welcome the Gods and let them guide you through the flames.

COST: Free to watch but costs to participate based on age and day. One will take place each day. Pre-Book your space now 

COMBAT TRAINING

Join our Vikings in the living history village and learn some Viking combat moves. If you master the art of the sword and the shield then we might invite you into our Viking Games.

 COST: Free to watch demonstrations but various packages will be available on the day if you want to have a go

VIKING GAMES

If you prove yourselves in any of the activities, then we might invite you to take part in the Viking Games that we will put on in the arena on the last day of the festival, just before the last night of feasting.

This will be a set of competitions that include axe throwing, archery, combat, and tests of strength and co-ordination.

We'll have something special to give to the winner, who we will praise in the final feast of Valhalla.

viking games rope

 COST: some free and some paid. Costs will be available on the day

BIRDS OF PREY HANDLING

You'll be able to see some wonderful birds of prey up close. For £2 you'll be able to hold and have your photo taken with the bird of your choice (We even provisionally booked a raven, her attendance will be confirmed 7-10 days before the festival)

WAR PAINT DEN

Rebecca will be offering Styling / Braiding Professional Grade Face Painting War Paint / Fake Blood Fake Dirt for authentic costumes Fake Tattoos which are airbrushed for high quality. Look and feel like a Viking for the festival

HAIR BRAIDS

Always loved the Viking signature braids? Get one or two done at the festival (braids and beads sold separately)

MEET THE WOLVES 

Do you love the show Vikings? Watermill Wolves had a great time on set for the show. You can meet the wolves that were on the acting team! For just £5 per person you can pet and happily take some snapshots of yourself with them!

More activities to be announced and confirmed...

We'll be adding to the festival as we get closer to the date, so check back regularly to find out what else we have planned for you!