Cheriton is one of the major battles of the English Civil War. 375 years on from the original battle, we'll be bringing the sight and sounds of the conflict to life.
The viewing activities will centre on a series of re-enactments demonstrating the development of Warfare through the ages from medieval knights to American Civil War Yankees and Rebels. The military viewing activities will comprise three principle elements:
- A series of Living History camps which you can tour, view and engage re-enactors to see, feel and experience life in the Middle Ages, the seventeenth Century (Civil War) and the eighteenth Century (Napoleonic and ACW Periods)
- Arena displays, throughout the day with drill displays and skirmishes in the main arena
- Battle re-enactments
The centrepiece of the day is large scale re-creation of the Battle of Cheriton by The Sealed Knot, Cheriton was a key battle in the English Civil Wars and was fought 375 years ago. The re-enactment is taking place on the original battlefield!
There will also be:
- Have-a-go Archery (with the Alton and Fourmarks Archery Club)
- Charity craft stalls - Naomi House, Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes etc
The site will offer a selection of food and drink outlets, being provided by professional event caterers and an excellent beer tent selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The show will be open both days from 10.30hrs until 16.30hrs and comprise viewing and participation activities for all of the family. The audience profile is definitely family-orientated with a range of activities to give visitors a really full day of entertainment.
To book advance tickets go to the 'Book Tickets' section of this website.