Wicksteed At War

Wicksteed At War 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19

Wicksteed At War 2020 is the Midlands premier military history show for the whole family. The show is FREE to enter, features an action packed arena, hundreds of reenactors and vehicles on the show grounds as well as aircraft flyovers. Our 2018 show attracted 18,000 visitors!

We are currently working hard on this years line up. We have expanded the generations of groups and vehicles so watch this space and follow us on facebook for updates

Our 2018 visitor reviews are all 5 stars

A great weekend for all the family. Well organised and a pleasure to be there.
Bassir Ivan Podrov
2018-06-13T05:55:42+0000
The best weekend of the seaon so far, made so by the many interesting people who came to say hello. The organiser went out of his way to welcome us, and although we were never going to pay to walk into the bar, that was not a problem for us. We just did not go to the bar.read more
John Conyard
2018-06-11T21:26:08+0000
Well I asked my Group for feedback, there was nothing negative from us as a group. We had no Organisational Issues, No Admin Issues all the M.V.T Personnel were accommodating. The Gardens Dept. were fantastic, keeping the place clean and tidy. No issues with food vendors. We have a NO Alcohol Policy through the day and at night did not go the Pavilion, so we cant pass a comment on those facilities. We will be there in 2 years timeread more
Dennis Buller
2018-06-11T20:02:52+0000
Had a fantastic time great atmosphere and fabulous displays, shame there were not more drink and snack places but at the same time grateful it wasn’t a commercial in your face venture. Appreciate all the hard work behind the scenes- thanks allread more
Jody Wilson Gaddes
2018-06-11T17:34:24+0000
Great show. Can’t wait for the next one.
Richard Jenkinson
2018-06-11T13:55:43+0000
I’m back from our 3rd Wicksteed show with our Ward Lafrance Wrecker. The turn out of vehicles just gets bigger. After arriving with a puncture, the help I got was very good, everyone making sure I was ok and offering help.read more
Pete Saunders
2018-06-10T21:12:46+0000
We really enjoyed ourselves today, we purchased the VIP tickets, well organised, great experience to get to ride in a range of military vehicles, overall a good value great family day outread more
Emma Lee
2018-06-10T17:06:32+0000
We had a lovely family day out…. looking forward to next year 🙂
Sharon Loveridge
2017-07-12T19:01:44+0000
Loved going around wicksteed at war and spending a afternoon there.
Jonathan Stigmister Sismey
2017-07-12T15:49:38+0000
We arrived early as advised on the website, access was easy. We had an amazing day watching all the free displays, the speed some of the tanks move at was amazing. Great selection of stalls and displays to look around. The reanctments were brilliant and loud! We stayed all day, and having arrived early also managed to leave the carpark easily . all in all a great free day out for the family.read more
Susan Chandler
2017-06-14T20:17:56+0000
Great loved it seem to b even better then last year
Kevin Payne
2017-06-13T15:41:08+0000
What a fantastic show and day out, lots to do for all the family. Look forward to next year
Samantha Cruickshanks
2017-06-13T15:27:41+0000
It was our first time, we were there from Friday night and we still didn’t manage to do everything. Sad that it was too windy for the fly overs but the shows were excellent, especially Sundays battle. Also the dance was was very entertaining.read more
Misey Capell
2017-06-12T19:08:54+0000
Loved all the reinactments, stalls, stands and costumes. Great to reminisce and talk to fellow soldiers, young and oldread more
Rob Quayle
2017-06-12T15:34:54+0000
Loved seeing young and old mixing and learning and having fun at the same time today. The explosions were nice and loud also ��read more
Andrew Taylor
2017-06-11T18:58:40+0000
Very well organised. Great atmosphere and local. Fun for all of the family.
Kim Bullock
2017-06-11T18:05:16+0000
I’ve never really considered myself as into tanks etc, but I went for a walk around today and I was completely amazed by everything that was around I will definitely make an effort to come next year and spend a good amount of time lookingread more
Joshua Bonnar
2017-06-11T16:39:56+0000
Excellent day! Myself, my husband & our 2 year old son absolutely loved it! I would definately recommend for a great day out.read more
Sarah Szaszko
2017-06-10T22:08:08+0000
Always look forward to the show. This will be our third year. We come for the vehicles and trade stands.read more
Ian Wilcox
2017-06-01T11:00:00+0000
Love this event! Even found a tank with my name on it last year!
Freya Cartlidge
2017-05-31T07:05:27+0000
Knowledgable re-enactors, great vehicles and entertaining displays all for the price of your car parking. Wicklsteed at War is a high light of the year.read more
Trevor Strutton
2017-05-29T16:56:15+0000
This will be our second time to WAW! We only had 1day last time but missed parts of the day! Were camping this time and can’t wait to spend the whole weekend with you!read more
Anna Livsey
2017-05-28T21:53:55+0000
Came two years ago and really enjoyed it, am coming again this year and looking forward to it!
Deborah Parrott
2017-05-28T21:25:43+0000
Have attended Wicksteed at war twice now a couple of years apart and was impressed at how much it had come on in such a short space of time. The fly pasts and re-enactments were amazing and the variety of vehicles on display and retailers to mooch round was impressive. Looking forward to the fly pasts hoping for another lovely day out with the family 🙂read more
Andrew Norrie
2017-05-25T22:08:32+0000
I loved wicksteed at war 2016. We came with our 5 month old worried the tanks might scare him but he loved them like daddy does. We are looking forward to the tanks in 2017 as well as walking round the stalls my other half got a few pairs of trousers last year. Can’t wait for another family day out to rememberread more
Louise Whiten
2017-05-25T21:41:39+0000
1st yr going to this show, 1st yr portraying vietnam living history, a perfect mix
Darren Thomas
2017-05-25T06:29:57+0000
Absolutely fantastic so many things to see and do and the reactments are fantastic
Alex George
2017-05-24T22:06:08+0000
Absolutely fantastic so many things to see and do and the reactments are fantastic
Helene Wagner
2017-03-08T16:47:53+0000
One of the best show’s going been going for the last 4 years and it get’s better every year £15.00 for camping the weekend can’t argue with that looking forward to this year’s show roll on June…read more
Niel Ashman
2017-03-04T19:20:39+0000
Family of five. First visit last year. Thoroughly en joyed it especially the enactments we are booked to return this yearread more
Tracey Hodgkiss
2017-03-03T17:05:22+0000
Best Show Around Great facilities and site
Tom Dooley
2017-03-03T12:15:59+0000

A fantastic free family day out packed with fun, excitement, and education.

| aIRCRAFT

The BBMF will be flying planes over the park on both days. Times to be announced

Action packed arena

Tank stunt team | x3 Battle reenactments | FANY horse display | Special forces vehicles | Fire engine display | Vehicle rides & much more

| sHOW gROUND

Over 150 Tanks & Military Vehicles | Helicopters | Army displays | 30 Reenactment groups | Stalls | Model village

| vEHICLE rIDES

Ever wondered what it was like to ride a military vehicle? We are doing paid rides in the main arena

1. Prices

yes The show is FREE

The park charges for car parking

2. Opening times

The Park opens at 8am

We will announce the arena start time

3. Are dogs allowed?

Yes but must be kept on a lead

WARNING - There will be explosions in the battles!

We have a limited number of VIP tickets with exclusive show content for sale

Wicksteed At War 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19

Presented by the Military Vehicle Trust, Our 2017 show attracted 18,000 visitors!

Action packed arena

Tank stunt team | x3 Battle reenactments | FANY horse display | Special forces vehicles | Fire engine display | Vehicle rides & much more

Our 2017 visitor reviews are all 5 stars

A great weekend for all the family. Well organised and a pleasure to be there.
Bassir Ivan Podrov
Bassir Ivan Podrov
2018-06-13T05:55:42+0000
The best weekend of the seaon so far, made so by the many interesting people who came to say hello. The organiser went out of his way to welcome us, and although we were never going to pay to walk into the bar, that was not a problem for us. We just did not go to the bar.read more
John Conyard
John Conyard
2018-06-11T21:26:08+0000
Well I asked my Group for feedback, there was nothing negative from us as a group. We had no Organisational Issues, No Admin Issues all the M.V.T Personnel were accommodating. The Gardens Dept. were fantastic, keeping the place clean and tidy. No issues with food vendors. We have a NO Alcohol Policy through the day and at night did not go the Pavilion, so we cant pass a comment on those facilities. We will be there in 2 years timeread more
Dennis Buller
Dennis Buller
2018-06-11T20:02:52+0000
Had a fantastic time great atmosphere and fabulous displays, shame there were not more drink and snack places but at the same time grateful it wasn’t a commercial in your face venture. Appreciate all the hard work behind the scenes- thanks allread more
Jody Wilson Gaddes
Jody Wilson Gaddes
2018-06-11T17:34:24+0000
Great show. Can't wait for the next one.
Richard Jenkinson
Richard Jenkinson
2018-06-11T13:55:43+0000
I'm back from our 3rd Wicksteed show with our Ward Lafrance Wrecker. The turn out of vehicles just gets bigger. After arriving with a puncture, the help I got was very good, everyone making sure I was ok and offering help.read more
Pete Saunders
Pete Saunders
2018-06-10T21:12:46+0000
We really enjoyed ourselves today, we purchased the VIP tickets, well organised, great experience to get to ride in a range of military vehicles, overall a good value great family day outread more
Emma Lee
Emma Lee
2018-06-10T17:06:32+0000
We had a lovely family day out.... looking forward to next year 🙂
Sharon Loveridge
Sharon Loveridge
2017-07-12T19:01:44+0000
Loved going around wicksteed at war and spending a afternoon there.
Jonathan Stigmister Sismey
Jonathan Stigmister Sismey
2017-07-12T15:49:38+0000
We arrived early as advised on the website, access was easy. We had an amazing day watching all the free displays, the speed some of the tanks move at was amazing. Great selection of stalls and displays to look around. The reanctments were brilliant and loud! We stayed all day, and having arrived early also managed to leave the carpark easily . all in all a great free day out for the family.read more
Susan Chandler
Susan Chandler
2017-06-14T20:17:56+0000
Great loved it seem to b even better then last year
Kevin Payne
Kevin Payne
2017-06-13T15:41:08+0000
What a fantastic show and day out, lots to do for all the family. Look forward to next yearread more
Samantha Cruickshanks
Samantha Cruickshanks
2017-06-13T15:27:41+0000
It was our first time, we were there from Friday night and we still didn't manage to do everything. Sad that it was too windy for the fly overs but the shows were excellent, especially Sundays battle. Also the dance was was very entertaining.read more
Misey Capell
Misey Capell
2017-06-12T19:08:54+0000
Loved all the reinactments, stalls, stands and costumes. Great to reminisce and talk to fellow soldiers, young and oldread more
Rob Quayle
Rob Quayle
2017-06-12T15:34:54+0000
Loved seeing young and old mixing and learning and having fun at the same time today. The explosions were nice and loud also ��read more
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor
2017-06-11T18:58:40+0000
Very well organised. Great atmosphere and local. Fun for all of the family.
Kim Bullock
Kim Bullock
2017-06-11T18:05:16+0000
I've never really considered myself as into tanks etc, but I went for a walk around today and I was completely amazed by everything that was around I will definitely make an effort to come next year and spend a good amount of time lookingread more
Joshua Bonnar
Joshua Bonnar
2017-06-11T16:39:56+0000
Excellent day! Myself, my husband & our 2 year old son absolutely loved it! I would definately recommend for a great day out.read more
Sarah Szaszko
Sarah Szaszko
2017-06-10T22:08:08+0000
Always look forward to the show. This will be our third year. We come for the vehicles and trade stands.read more
Ian Wilcox
Ian Wilcox
2017-06-01T11:00:00+0000
Love this event! Even found a tank with my name on it last year!
Freya Cartlidge
Freya Cartlidge
2017-05-31T07:05:27+0000
Knowledgable re-enactors, great vehicles and entertaining displays all for the price of your car parking. Wicklsteed at War is a high light of the year.read more
Trevor Strutton
Trevor Strutton
2017-05-29T16:56:15+0000
This will be our second time to WAW! We only had 1day last time but missed parts of the day! Were camping this time and can't wait to spend the whole weekend with you!read more
Anna Livsey
Anna Livsey
2017-05-28T21:53:55+0000
Came two years ago and really enjoyed it, am coming again this year and looking forward to it!read more
Deborah Parrott
Deborah Parrott
2017-05-28T21:25:43+0000
Have attended Wicksteed at war twice now a couple of years apart and was impressed at how much it had come on in such a short space of time. The fly pasts and re-enactments were amazing and the variety of vehicles on display and retailers to mooch round was impressive. Looking forward to the fly pasts hoping for another lovely day out with the family 🙂read more
Andrew Norrie
Andrew Norrie
2017-05-25T22:08:32+0000
I loved wicksteed at war 2016. We came with our 5 month old worried the tanks might scare him but he loved them like daddy does. We are looking forward to the tanks in 2017 as well as walking round the stalls my other half got a few pairs of trousers last year. Can't wait for another family day out to rememberread more
Louise Whiten
Louise Whiten
2017-05-25T21:41:39+0000
1st yr going to this show, 1st yr portraying vietnam living history, a perfect mixread more
Darren Thomas
Darren Thomas
2017-05-25T06:29:57+0000
Absolutely fantastic so many things to see and do and the reactments are fantasticread more
Alex George
Alex George
2017-05-24T22:06:08+0000
Absolutely fantastic so many things to see and do and the reactments are fantasticread more
Helene Wagner
Helene Wagner
2017-03-08T16:47:53+0000
One of the best show's going been going for the last 4 years and it get's better every year £15.00 for camping the weekend can't argue with that looking forward to this year's show roll on June...read more
Niel Ashman
Niel Ashman
2017-03-04T19:20:39+0000
Family of five. First visit last year. Thoroughly en joyed it especially the enactments we are booked to return this yearread more
Tracey Hodgkiss
Tracey Hodgkiss
2017-03-03T17:05:22+0000
Best Show Around Great facilities and site
Tom Dooley
Tom Dooley
2017-03-03T12:15:59+0000
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We are celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force with several exclusive aircraft exhibits

| sHOW gROUND

Over 150 Tanks & Military Vehicles | Helicopters | Army displays | 30 Reenactment groups | Stalls | Model village

| vEHICLE rIDES

Ever wondered what it was like to ride a military vehicle? We are doing paid rides in the main arena

Visitor FAQ and Info

Is the show really free to enter?

Yes, but the park charges for carparking

| British Army Displays

We are joined by the Army Air Corps with a Lynx helicopter and REME with modern recovery vehicles

| aIRCRAFT

The BBMF will be flying planes over the park on both days. Times to be announced

Be a Wicksteed At War 2018 VIP

We have a limited number of VIP tickets with exclusive show content for sale​