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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 Medieval encampment in the grounds of the Crooked Spire Church to see knights in battle or look out for the Medieval themed entertainment across the town centre, a full programme of entertainment can be found at the bottom of this page.

A great day out for all the family!

Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to attend the event but there is also lots of parking available in Chesterfield. Full details of both council owned and private car parks can be found here

Free coach parking spaces are available for groups or organisations visiting the event, but these must be pre-booked here.

Stalls are available from just £25, more information and to book

Meedieval Funday Entertainment Programm

New Square (opposite the Portland Hotel) 
The Medieval Maniax - 11am – 11.45am and 2pm – 2.45pm 

Market Hall (bottom corner)
Smoked the Dragon and Knight - 10.45am – 11.15am, 1pm – 1.30pm and 3pm – 3.30pm

Market Area (walkabout)
Damsels in Distress - 10am – 10.30pm, 11.45am – 12.15pm and 2.30pm – 3pm
The Goblins - 11.15am – 11.45am, 1.30pm – 2pm and 4pm – 4.30pm
Medieval Beggars - 10.15am – 10.45am, 12.15pm – 12.45pm, 2pm – 2.30pm and 3.30pm – 4pm

Market Square 
Medieval Fun Market - 10am - 5pm
Judging of best dressed trader by the Mayor of Chesterfield - 1pm 
Prize giving for best dressed trader - 3pm 
Funfair - 10am – 5pm

Burlington Street (opposite Gregg’s)
Medieval Barber Surgeon 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm 
Museum Stall - 10am – 5pm
Crafts and dressing up - 10am – 5pm 

Rykneld Square 
Jousty the Jester - 10.30am – 11am, 11.30am – 12noon, 1.30pm – 2pm and 2.30pm – 3pm

Crooked Spire Churchyard 
Medieval Encampment - 10am – 5pm
Skirmishes - 12.30pm – 12.50pm and 3pm – 3.20pm 
Troop Marches to Market Place - 11am – 11.20am and 2pm – 2.20pm

Crooked Spire Church
Hunt the Chesterfield Sprite - 10am – 3pm (Church closes at 4pm)
Tower Tours - 10.30am and 2.30pm, Adults £8 and Children £5


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

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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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