Overlord 2013 is, as always, held over the Spring Bank Holiday. This year it will be Saturday 25th of May to Monday 27th. – with three days of full arena events, battles and vehicle displays there is excitement for all the family – see you there!
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From 0930 on Saturday 25th to 1700 Bank Holiday Monday 27th of May. There is a lot to see and do – over 300 vehicles, many of which will be in motion through the hollows and humps of our display area, a complete field dedicated to living history – over 500 re-enactors making the military scenes of the last 100 years come to life and over 100 trade stalls to visit.
We have tried to keep the cost reasonable for a full family day out. Admission is £10 per adult and £5 per child under 16. Family tickets at £25 allow access for two adults and up to three children. Concessions are £5.
If you have a current HM Forces i.d. or are a forces veteran then admission will be waived, veterans can also enjoy the hospitality of our new veterans’ tent.
There is plenty of on-site parking which is FREE with a level walk over grass to the show entrance. Marshalls in the car park will guide you to a parking space. Disabled parking is reserved close to the show entrance.
There is plenty to see and do. Most exhibitors and re-enactors are happy to answer questions about their kit and enjoy the surprises that lively young minds can spring on them. The only cautions are that vehicles tend to be hard, unforgiving lumps of metal so climbing on them is discouraged and that the battle re-enactments in the arena can be noisy with plenty of gunfire and explosions. Most children love it!
It’s the last week of May, typically warmish days with sunshine, big cumulus clouds and the possibility of the occasional shower. Stallholders have waterproofs and sunhats, jerseys or T shirts for those caught out by the weather. The ground is short, level grass so wear shoes suitable for a walk in the country, you will probably walk further than you think so comfort should take precedence over style. Some warm and waterproof clothes in the car should the weather realise it is a Bank Holiday would be sensible.
There are plenty of toilets, serviced twice daily by our on-site cleaner who is also available to deal with any emergency. A variety of good quality foods, soft drinks and ice creams are available from our vendors and the beer tent is open throughout the day.
Litter can be placed in one of the many large plastic bins on site, additionally there are large recycling containers for paper and card alongside many of the bins, we hope to expand our recycling activities following previous years successful trial
The show is open 0900 to 1700 each day, arena events start at 1030 and run till 1600 (times may vary). It is quite easy to spend the whole day there without seeing everything the show has to offer – there are three fields of traders, vehicles and living history to see.
Well behaved dogs are welcome, we request that they are kept on a lead and that you clean up after them. Please do not leave them in the car!
On Sunday 26th May we encourage everyone to dress in clothes from the 40′s – whether as civilians toiling on the home front, Home Guard, ARP, WVS and others serving the community or as members of the fighting forces – all are welcome. Start planning now!
We run the show according to the strict guidelines of the NTET and our safety plan is approved by Winchester City Council. There are vehicles moving about the site at various times of the day, marshalls will advise you of safe places to stand. In the unlikely event of a problem many of our marshalls have first aid training; our main paramedic services and fire cover are provided by the three on site vehicles staffed by members of Fire, Flood and Salvage.
The Lawns, Forest Road, Denmead, Hampshire.
Make your way to Junction 3 of the A3M, the turnoff for Waterlooville and follow the yellow and black signs
Alternatively put PO7 6TZ in your sat nav. Although it isn’t quite the exact location (fields don’t have postcodes!) it is close enough to get you there.