re-enactment weekend featuring the Celts, Romans and Early Saxons

Stonham Barns Park, one of Suffolk’s premier leisure, retail and holiday destinations, is staging the second of a series of four re-enactment shows on Saturday and Sunday 24 and 25 June for families and history lovers from all over the region.

Ancient History Alive! will look back in time to bring the past to life.  The show – now in its 7th year – will be focusing on Ancient History from the Celts to the Romans and all the way through history to the Early Anglo-Saxon period.  There will be the chance to see different encampments of the early civilizations and see how one was replaced by another.  The Celts were a collection of tribes with origins in central Europe that shared a similar language, religious beliefs and traditions and culture.  They spread through western Europe via migration and clashed with the Romans who killed them in their thousands; and the fighting continued when the Anglo-Saxon mercenaries invaded and settled in various groups in different areas of the country.

Various social and cultural activities from this period in history will be featured during the event in ‘Have a Go’ sessions as experts will be on hand to instruct visitors on the different crafts and skills of the times.

Says Stonham Barns Events Manager Fraser Carson, ‘This show is the re-work of a classic popular historical show formerly known as History Alive.  It has a new focus and energy.  It provides visitors with the opportunity to see the warriors and citizens of these ancient and mostly brutal times.  Both adults and children will find this an educational and highly entertaining event with plenty of action across the two days to keep it interesting.’

‘It might be that some of our visitors will be keen to find out more about the activities of the re-enactment groups having attended the show – or just delight in the scenes they witness which are always highly charged with the authentic sights and sounds of battling groups.’

A range of food and drink outlets will be available on the showground with outdoor and indoor seating. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads.

Tickets for the event are £10 per adult.   For further information visit or call 01449 711 111.

Visitors can bring their own tents, caravans or motorhomes or stay on the Stonham Barns Park campsite.  Bell tents are also available to hire or a Shepherd’s cabin for those who prefer something a little more unusual.  Visit the following Pitchup link or search Stonham Barns Park for more details.

A range of luxury holiday homes that sleep up to 4-6 guests is also available.  Call 01449 711901 to book.

Stonham Barns Park is a day out for all the family to suit all ages. Other activities at the leisure, retail and holiday venue include The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Legends Sports Bar, Café 24, The Golf Centre including Adventure Golf and FootGolf, The Teapot Pottery, holiday lodges, a caravan park, camping and glamping and fishing lakes.

For more information about Stonham Barns Park please contact 01449 711901 or visit