Ethan is mad for anything to do with swords, shields and play-fighting. So the Viking Spring Thing at Sherwood Pines was a perfect Sunday treat for him.

The event was celebrating the Viking heritage of Sherwood Forest. The camp was a fantastic recreation of typical Viking life – history brought to life!


There was a guy showing the children how to make a fire (“why doesn’t he use matches?” said the 6yo) using flint rubbed together and carbon cloth.

And young fighters being recruited for the battle!

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There was also an arena displaying the practice archery and a reenactment of a land feud between the warring Saxons and Vikings. This involved lots of fighting which the boys were enraptured by.

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It was great to do something different in the forest for a change.

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9 Responses to The day the Vikings pitched up! #weloveforests

  1. […] had seen, on a recent day at Sherwood Pines, when the Vikings visited, that it is possible to create a fire without […]

  2. Uber cool! Definitely a different way to spend the day!

  3. TheBoyandMe says:

    What a lovely hands-on experience! I love historical re-enactments; no better way to bring the past to life for children and make it tangible.

    Nipping over from Country Kids at Coombe Mill.

  4. anna says:

    this looks like a great fun day out!

  5. I would love to see a similar event where we live! The ‘Why doesn’t he use matches’ made meer laugh!! Why indeed 😉

  6. Debs says:

    looks so much fun had by all !

  7. What a fab way to spend the day – as you say perfect for your boys. They make very good recruits judging by the pictures, thanks for coming over and sharing with Country Kids.

  8. It was great to see you and your little Vikings again! They really look the part!

  9. Susan Mann says:

    That looks like a lot of fun x

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