Herstmonceux Medieval Festival - August Bank Holiday 2018

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival 2017Things to do - August Bank Holiday Weekend 2018

At Expert Skip Hire we're passionate about supporting local events so if you've never been before or are looking for something to do towards the end of August, why not check out the Herstmonceux Medieval Festival which runs for 3 days from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th August 2018 (Bank Holiday weekend).

It's one of the last summery things to do before people begin to turn their attention to the new school term and the fast approaching Autumn weather.


Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Rd., Hailsham BN27 1RN

According to the official Herstmonceux Castle website:


It’s a complete day out, and magical weekend experience for the entire family. Enjoy the thrill of Knights Jousting; Twice daily Battle and Siege of the Castle; magnificent Grand Parades; highly-skilled Falconry displays; Hundreds of Craftsmen and Traders; a Kid’s Kingdom; Crafts & Games areas; Workshops & Demonstrations; Minstrels, Magicians; Jesters; Hog Roasts and even a hilarious Mud Show!

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival 2018 Attractions:

There are also a range of other activities and attractions including:

  • An archery tournament
  • Jousting
  • Axe throwing
  • Lots of traders and stalls
  • Sword school
  • Drum school
  • Falconry
  • Medieval food to try
  • Medieval music
  • Living history
  • A Grand Parade
  • A Kids' Kingdom
  • DIY workshops
  • And tons and tons of other entertainment for you and the kids!


You can either just visit for the day or you can stay over at their campsite (with glamping option). You can also book to stay in the castle (although I'm not sure if there's still availabilty for this).

Where can I get tickets?

So if you're looking for a fun filled way to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend, you can see the range of ticket options here

Staying at home instead?

Don't forget that if you decide to stay at home and take care of some DIY or gardening, we hire out our skips in Hastings, Herstmonceux and Hailsham and can get rid of your waste quickly and efficiently.

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