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Saturday 26th March

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No Booking Required

10 AM - 4 pm

Portaferry and Strangford

10 am - 4 PM

Strangford

10 AM - 4 pm

Strangford

10 AM - 4 pm

Portaferry

10 AM - 4 pm

Strangford

10 AM - 4 pm

Strangford

10 AM - 4 pm

Portaferry

Quick Links

Booking Essential

10 AM

Strangford

11 AM

Portaferry

12 PM

Portaferry

10 AM

Portaferry

10:15 AM

Strangford

12 PM

Portaferry

1 PM

Strangford

1 PM

Portaferry

1:15 PM

Portaferry

2 PM

Portaferry

2 PM

Strangford

2 PM

Portaferry

8 PM

Portaferry

4 PM

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Portaferry and Strangford Viking Camp Activities

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Portaferry Viking Camp – Castle Park - Beside Exploris

Viking reenactors will be in Portaferry and will tell the shared Viking story of the two villages to visitors. A full-size replica longship will be on display.

The camp will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday to show how Viking folk lived in the area more than a thousand years ago. Demonstrations throughout each day will be by crafts people using medieval tools and ancient skills and will include blacksmithing, woodworking by Hoddmimirs Wood Craft, pottery, basket weaving by Welig Heritage Crafts & jewellery making. Many will have beautiful hand made goods you can purchase.

Sean Parry from Sacred Knott Tattoo will talk about his work and will have goods on sale from the Northern fire artists collective.

Visitors to the camp can try archery and spear throwing and hear Skalds tell Viking sagas, participate in children's treasure hunts, and see fierce warriors do battle. 

Timed activities Saturday & Sunday:

11.00 am: Children's Treasure Hunt led by Desi Cano & Stefan Barry

12.00 pm: Story Telling – Skald Ed Gamester will have children & adults bursting with laughter

1.00 pm: Fierce Viking Warriors Do battle

1.30 pm: Children's Viking Battles

4.00 pm: Viking camp closes

Strangford Viking Camp – The Green Strangford

Viking reenactors will be in Strangford and will tell the shared Viking story of the two villages to visitors. Full-size replica longships will be on display and on the lough. Sailors from the Vikings TV Series will tell you about their adventures.

The camp will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday to show how Viking folk lived in the area more than a thousand years ago. Demonstrations throughout each day will be by crafts people using medieval tools and ancient skills and will include, woodworking, pottery, weaving, jewellery making, Raven Haven Avairy and Rune Reading. There will be beautiful hand made goods for you to purchase.

Visitors to the camp can try axe throwing and hear Skalds tell Viking sagas, participate in children's treasure hunts, and see fierce warriors do battle. 

Timed activities Saturday & Sunday:

1.30 pm: Children's Treasure Hunt led by Desi Cano & Stefan Barry

2.00 pm: Story Telling – Skald Ed Gamester will have children & adults

bursting with laughter

3.00 pm: Fierce Viking Warriors Do battle

3.30 pm: Children's Viking Battles

4.00 pm: Viking camp closes

 

Activities On Saturday 26th March

(Booking Essential)

No upcoming events at the moment
 

Viking Music Concert

Saturday 26th at The Portico of Ards, Steel Dickson Ave, Portaferry, Newtownards BT22 1LE:

 

The concert starts at 8 pm following the torchlit parade and declaration of war by the followers of King Magnus Barelegs at the steps of The Portico.
 

Adults only
 

Festival ticket price £10

This link will take you to the host's booking system

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Sean Parry

Sean Parry

The music of Sacred Knot is inspired by the ancient cultures and artwork of Northern Europe. Fronted by Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo, it combines an almost tribal drum sound with his Welsh heritage for this unique show.

Seidrblot are the up-and-coming band in the Nordic folk/shamanic genre. Based in England and fronted by Spanish national Visy Bloodaxe, they supported Heilung on their last European tour before the outbreak of Covid 19. Many will remember their performance at The Barbican in York, which was Heilungs last concert before pandemic lockdowns came into force.

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Seidrblot

Seidrblot

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