What’s on offer
There are lots of kids activities available over the weekend including Trench Battles, Navy activities, Airsoft, Archery, Fire a Roman Catapult, Rides in Steam Pinnace and much more.
Groups from all across the country bring their collections of military vehicles, weaponry, aircraft, museum collections and uniforms to display to the public. As well as the commemorative service to formally remember those who served in NZ’s Armed Forces, there is now a large scale educational aspect to the weekend.
Each year, battles in which New Zealander’s fought are recreated by professional re-enactment organisations. This is done not to glorify war, but to bring to life this country’s war stories that we can usually only read about.
Parades and Displays
There are military vehicle parades, vehicle handling demonstrations, aerial displays by warbird aircraft, firing demonstrations of weapons as well as static displays, military model displays and much more.