Excitement is building for the Civil War Re-enactment taking place at Ulverston’s Ford Park – and in the run-up to the event, the Ford Park team are launching a special ticket offer for families living in the LA12 postcode area.
A discounted local family ticket costing £10 will be available from Monday 30th July until Friday 3rd August – offering up to two adults and three children the chance to experience the life and times of the English Civil War period, portrayed by the oldest re-enactment society in the world, the Sealed Knot.
The event, which is taking place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, from 11am-4pm, will include C17th skills, crafts and fine dining demonstration, pike displays (which children can join in!), musket displays, artillery displays and military skirmishes. There will also be well-known storyteller Taffy Thomas (Saturday only), family activities and a local food BBQ on the field – ensuring a great time for all the family.
As preparations begin to transform the park, the Ford Park team wanted to ensure as many local families as possible can enjoy the event.
Suzanne Pender, Chair of Ford Park Community Group Trustees, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Sealed Knot to Ford Park this summer and as the event is supported by Ulverston Business Improvement District (BID), we wanted to say thank you to the town and local people.
“One way of doing this is to provide a discounted offer for local families – particularly as the summer holidays can be an expensive time for many. So we hope to see as many people as possible joining us for what is set to be a fantastic weekend.”
The discounted family ticket – which is now half-price at £10 – is for use on either Saturday 4th or Sunday 5th August and is only available in advance of the event. It can be purchased between Monday 30th July and Friday 3rd August by calling 01229 581666 or visiting the Ford Park office. Please bring proof of your address. This offer is not available online. Under 5s go free.
Other tickets – such as adults and weekend tickets – are on sale ONLINE – simply visit https://civil-war-fordpark.eventbrite.co.uk for more information and to book. Please note tickets are non-refundable.
Due to restricted access to the park during this event, there will be no parking available at Ford Park. People attending the event are encouraged to walk, use public transport or, thanks to the kind support of Booths Supermarkets, use the car park at Booths in Ulverston.