Battle For Mercia

10th and 11th August 2024
Bishton Hall, Rugeley, Staffordshire, ST17 0XN

Battle For Mercia 2024

A peaceful family Viking Festival … or is it?

Travel with us to the time of the Kingdom of Mercia, will you join with the Vikings? or fight for the Kingdom of Mercia!?
This family friendly event is packed with Vikings, artisan stalls, crafts, food, archery, axe throwing and returning for the 3rd year, the strong man and women competition, the winner will be crowned King or Queen of the Stones!

Prepare for the battle!









10th and 11th August 2024
10am – 6pm (both days)

How much are tickets?

Pay on the day!

Children under 16£FREE

Car Parking £2


Bishton Hall, Bellamour Lane
Wolseley Bridge, Stafford
ST17 0XN

Click for directions

Battle for Mercia 2024

Tell us you’re coming – click here for our Facebook event!


The Games

  • Axe throwing
  • Archery
  • Strongman (and women) competition
    King & Queen of the stones

The Village

  • Living encampments
  • Craft demonstrations
  • Haggle at our artisan stalls
  • Feast on food and drink

The Horde

  • Talk to real vikings
  • Learn their ways and stories
  • Learn Viking battle techniques

Then Pick Your Tribe for the

Viking Battle

Camping at Battle for Mercia


We only have a few select pitches for self contained campervans.

For more information and to order a campervan ticket for the 10th August…

Battle For Mercia FAQs

Can we bring a dog?

Well behaved dogs, kept on a lead are welcome.
Please clean up any mess your dog may make.

Is there any camping available?

We have room for campervans that are self sufficient. Please be aware that there is limited / no water on site, no electricity and no lighting. Basic toilets are available, these are unlit and in the main field.

You will need a camper ticket available here

Battle For Mercia – Campervan Pass (Saturday Night Only)

Do we have to come for the whole weekend?

No, there is a very similar schedule on both days

Do we need to buy tickets in advance?

No, admission is on the gate. £3 per adult

Parking is £2

Will there be food and drink?

Yes, we will have a number of options for food and drink on site.

Can I bring the car?

Yes, parking is available in the field after the main gate, follow the signs on the day