St George's Festival


Sat 27 - Sun 28 April 2019 


10am - 5:30pm


Wrest Park 



Celebrate our green and pleasant land and immerse yourself in the story of England at the most action-packed St George’s Day celebration in the country.

Join us for a weekend of shows, battles, games, performances and activities culminating in England’s most legendary battle. Cheer on gallant St George as he mounts his mighty steed and takes on his fiery green nemesis in the ultimate, dramatic show down.

Gasp as lances shatter in legendary medieval jousts and marvel at the splendour of an imperial Roman infantry display with two Roman cavalry riders. Meet a cheeky jester as he flaps, falls and fumbles and watch a display of medieval weaponry.

There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained in our family zone with junior jousting and the chance to become a heroic knight in our Children’s Melee! We’ve also got have a go circus skills, Victorian games, a WW1 obstacle course, and interactive music workshops. Or, let your little ones try out their skills at the Fool School and see if they’ve got what it takes to become St. George’s fool.

Don’t miss our new WWII themed activities for 2019.  Get up close with American and German soldiers of World War II. Visit the German HQ and keep your eyes peeled for American soldiers camped in the woodland. They’ll even be a “Know Your Enemy” display which will teach you everything you need to spot a friend from a foe.

Throughout the day, wander through our living history encampments and discover what life was like for the English over 500 years ago including the Romans, Elizabethans and during the English Civil War as well as our new Normans encampment. Watch an interactive family performance of a mini Victorian adventure about Queen Victoria’s life or enjoy a gallop through the history of women’s horse riding from side saddles to tweed. 

Top up your energy at one of our four catering outlets, including our stunning Orangery Café, to keep enjoying the festivities all day long and visit our fine historic traders who sell everything from bows to beer!

So join us as we demonstrate everything quintessentially English and celebrate England’s legendary patron saint.

Please note that access to the café and children’s play area will be ticket only during the weekend.

Book online before Friday 19th April 2019 for a 10% earlybird discount on your tickets. 

Please read our FAQ page for more information.

Here's a round-up of our previous St. George's Festivals. Make sure you come to our 2019 event to see what new and different things we have on offer!


Type Price
Member (Adult) £7.00
Member (Child) £4.20
Member (Concession) £6.30
Member (Family) £18.20
Adult £18.50
Child, 5-17 years £11.10
Concession £16.70
Family £48.10

Price Notes

Ticket price includes entry to the event and site. Book online today to receive a 10% discount before Friday 19th April 2019 on your tickets. There are also 2 day tickets available to book online:

Member adult - £10

Member concessions - £8.70

Member child - £6.50

Member family - £26.50

Adult - £21.50

Concessions - £19.10

Child - £13.40

Family - £56.40

How to book

Purchase your tickets today using our online system below or by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1181 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).  Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day. Please note: Booking tickets for this event is essential as places are limited. Tickets are available to purchase by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1181 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm). Please note telephone bookings will close at 3pm the day before the event or on Friday if the event is running on a weekend.

By phone
0370 333 1183

(Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30 Sat 9am - 5pm)

How to find us

Property: Wrest Park
Address: Silsoe, MK45 4HR
Location: Bedfordshire, East of England

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