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The Vikings at the UK Games Expo 2019

The Vikings have been a fixture at the UK Games Expo for several years, but this year we are bigger and better than ever!  Ardenweard are a group based in North Warwickshire, part of The Vikings society which has been going since 1971.

We have a Living History Encampment on the grass between Pendigo Lake and the NEC where you can visit and see how the Vikings lived, worked and ate a thousand years ago. 

Throughout the day, you have the chance to try out some Dark Age board games such as Hnefatafl and Nine Mans Morris, or have a game of Kubb with a Viking.

We have amazing combat displays scheduled, weapons demonstrations, battles and combat skills demonstrations.

Does your child want to have a go at fighting the Vikings?  Bring them along (under 11’s only) to have combat training and a chance to ‘kill’ the nasty Vikings!

Timetable for all days:
10am             Open to the public.
10.30am       Weapons Display and Skirmish in the Arena
12.30pm       Hrothgar’s Saga and Kiddie Vike in the Arena
3.30pm         Main Battle in the Arena

and at night time on Saturday:

20.00 Inheritance: A Viking Funeral live action game. No experience necessary in LARPing or Viking-ing! This is a ticketed event.
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There will also be a trade stand in the Viking Encapment to buy all your essential Viking Goodies: Viking Crafts