Whitby War Weekend


Outdoor Shows Ltd is pleased to present its newly acquired 2020 Whitby War Weekend taking place over the August bank holiday.  This three-day, living history festival is held adjacent to the iconic Whitby Abbey only a 15 minute walk from the thriving town centre and the harbour.

Let us take you back through the ages and experience the conflicts and sacrifices of war.  Featuring re-enactments portraying the clashing swords of the Vikings, the musket shots and bugles of the American Civil War, the political issues of the Spanish Civil War, WW2 which was one of the largest and bloodiest battles in human history and finally culminating with the Vietnam War. 

Join our action-packed days incorporating battles in two arenas, living history displays exhibiting both genuine and replica equipment; weapons, military vehicles, uniforms etc.  Visit specialist and general trade stands, see firing displays, sword fighting, axe throwing and experience the thrill of a ride in an armoured tank.  The event will also feature singers showcasing music throughout the ages (they will also be performing in the evenings for those staying onsite), various catering outlets to suit all the family and a licensed bar with stage for live performances.  This truly is a festival of commemoration and an opportunity for the whole family to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of history.

Camping, caravan and motorhome plots will be available from midday Wednesday 26th August until midday Tuesday 1st September with rates being reduced when multiple nights are booked, see ‘Buy Camping’ section of the website.  Day tickets are available in advance at discounted rates and full price tickets can be purchased on the day.


Battle Re-Enactments
Living History Displays
Northern World War 2 Association
The American Civil War Society
8th Ohio Company E Dismounted Cavalry
24th Virginia Company A
La Columna (Spanish Civil War)
101st Airborne Division (The Screaming Eagles)
82nd Airborne Division Plus Unit Medics
WW2 Command Post
Knights Of Monymusk
Wuffa Viking
The Kraken Re-Enactment
Tank Rides
Military Vehicles
Period/Civilian Vehicles
Event Timetable
Catering And Licensed Bar
Evening Entertainment For Public Campers And Exhibitors


Tickets are available to coach tour operators at a 40% DISCOUNTED PRICE on a pre-booked basis. Minimum 16 tickets per booking. Onsite parking is available to coaches that have pre-booked. Up to two drivers per coach will gain free entry to the event.


Mobility Scooters are available to hire on a daily or weekend hire basis.

For reservations please contact Professional Mobility, Freephone: 0800 6335711 or on mobile (especially on show days) 07989 680034.

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  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Whitby War Weekend

Type:Military Event

Hawsker Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JR

Opening Times

Season (28 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021)
Saturday - Monday10:00 - 17:00

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