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Chesterfield Medieval Fun Day


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Knights at Chesterfield Medieval Fun Day


Join us as Chesterfield remembers it's Medieval past with the annual Chesterfield Medieval Fun Day.

The Market Place will be full of stalls selling a range of goods as well as fun and games for children also in the Market Square will be popular Proctor's Fun Fair with a variety of rides and side shows.

Head to the Crooked Spire for their open day or see Chesterfield from up high as you take a Tower Tour. Tours take place at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Adults £6 and Children £4.

Outside the Church the Thomas Stanley Retinue invite you to their medieval encampment with a living history display 10am to 4pm. See knights in battle at 12.30pm and 2.30pm and troop marches from the Church to the Market at 11am and 1.30pm.

The fun continues in Rykneld Square with the ever popular Court Jester who will entertain the crowds outside the Visitor Information Centre at 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

A whole host of other entertainment is planned for the town centre including

Be brave and step forth to meet the Dragon accompanied by a Knight. Find them near the Market Hall at 11.30am - 12noon, 1pm - 1.30pm and 2pm - 2.30pm.

You're bound to laugh at the Medieval Beggars as they wander around town causing mischief. Track them down and grab them for a selfie. Appearing 11am - 11.45am, 12.45pm to 1.30pm and 2pm - 2.45pm .

Hear tales from long ago from The Legend of Castle Theobald Puppet Theatre on Burlington Street (opposite Gregg's) at 10.30am - 11am, 12.30pm - 1pm and 2.30pm - 3pm.

See the Medieval Monks as they read their illuminated manuscripts and present a feast of fools on the Market Place at 11am- 11.45am, 12.45pm - 1.30pm and 2pm - 2.45pm.

Visit Chesterfield Museum and meet Sir Cuss the potin maker for his Tricks and Tonics show, he will help you identify dragons and make potions to protect you from the dragon. 10am - 4pm.

A great day out for all the family!

There is still chance to get a Market stalls from just £15, click here to book online.

(Please be aware that the programme of entertainment is subject to last minute changes and alterations)

Guide Prices

Free entrance



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted - Free parking if booked in advance

Opening Times

Season (24 July 2018)
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00

* Open 10am to 4pm

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Chesterfield Market is signposted from all town centre car parks.

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left hand lane and take first left (Beetwell Street). Follow road for approx 500 yards (passing Coach Station on left), and turn left down Park Road. Take first left turning into Beetwell Street multi storey car park.

For surface car parks at traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right lane and, at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Take 1st left and car parks on left and right

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road (surface car parks). Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 3rd right turning (Rose Hill West) and turn into car park on left or right.

Public Transport Directions

Short walk from Chesterfield Train Station (up hill), Chesterfield Coach Station and local bus stops.

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