Whether you’ve been to War and Peace before or this will be your first time, this section is for you to find out all you need to know about visiting The War and Peace Revival at Folkestone Racecourse!
If you’re coming just for the day you can buy tickets here and learn more about the travel routes. By car our public car park is just a couple of minutes off Junction 11 of the M20 or the mainline Westenhanger station is immediately next door with direct access from London stations – and the High Speed train will be stopping there just for War and Peace on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July! For those travelling from the continent, the Channel Tunnel terminus 5 minutes away and Dover ferry port about 10-minute drive, while the Eurostar arrives into Ashford International, which is just an 8-minute train ride from Westenhanger.
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Discover the Victory Marquee (previously the V Marquee) with all its elegance bringing the 1940s to life with the best in entertainment from the mid-20th Century, or explore the Market Place with its host of world class dealers in fashion, homeware and civilian memorabilia from that period.
A Vintage Marquee (previously Dance Hall Days Marquee) will show you steps from the 40s, 50s and 60s – with or without a partner you won’t be able to resist taking part! Then sit back and watch the experts as they give demonstrations with some toe-tapping tunes from across the decades.
Thousands of military vehicles will be on display. Look out for tanks, artillery, armoured and amphibious vehicles, cars, Jeeps, bicycles and motorbikes, emergency and commercial vehicles – and lots more.
Living History scenes will provide a unique picture of life in conflict with depictions from WW1 to the present – see the British living in trenches, GIs in Vietnam, Russians relaxing with an accordion after a hard day in battle, or Germans plotting their next moves! At all times our re-enactors will adhere to a strict moral code in their displays.
Living history groups, dioramas and individual displays depicting civilian life from 1930 to 1960 will be given a dedicated area to show what life was like away from the barracks and the battlefield. Home Front re-enactors and demonstrators will show the hardships endured by both men and women left behind. Civilian vehicles, peace-time activities and re-enactors will all combine to create a vision of the social backdrop against which several 20th Century wars were fought.
See an amazing array of Classic Cars situated in front of the Main Grandstand.
In the Arena you can see full-scale choreographed battles to give you a taste of the action at the Front! Get right up close to the action, but through a safe and vehicle-free zone. And if preferred, the main grandstand will give superb viewing opportunities from the terraces or even the Restaurant!
Trade stalls will give collectors and shoppers the opportunity to browse through marquees packed full of treasures including militaria, antiquities, vehicle parts, books, memorabilia, clothing and uniforms and all manner of essential finds for the discerning enthusiast – everything from a shirt button to a tank!
For the modellers, an extensive display of some top class models will be on display, bringing enthusiasts from around the world – and the craftsmen are always willing to share their knowledge and experience. For modellers, The War and Peace Revival is a unique opportunity to see the full-sized versions of their models just by walking outside!
See our What’s On page for more information.
Visitors to War and Peace always say there is too much to see in just one day, so if you’d like to extend your visit you can either stay in a local hotel or B&B or camp onsite and make the most of the evening entertainment! Our fantastic programme of evening entertainment is only available to those staying onsite so don’t miss out! And if you’re staying onsite the other bonus is that we have negotiated some fantastic offers with local attractions to anyone wearing a vinyl War and Peace Revival wristband (not for day visitors) valid from Friday 17 July to Monday 27 July!
These offers are with:
Port Lympne – to be confirmed for 2015
Dover Castle – to be confirmed for 2015
Dover Transport Museum – 50% discount on entry
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway – All day RomneyRover ticket, plus a breakfast at the Light Railwy Cafe, Hythe for just £12.50 per person excluding beverages.
Hornby Visitor Centre 50% discount on entry
Kent Battle of Britain Museum – Concessionary prices of adults and OAPs £5.00 and children (5 -16) £2.50
Visitors and exhibitors can keep up to date with the latest goings on at Radio War and Peace – the first event radio station to be live 24×7 throughout the year. Listen live either via http://www.radiowarandpeace.org or through the TuneIn app.