Swordpunk 2024

23rd-26th May 2024

5th-8th September 2024

We hope you’ll be able to join us next year!

You can arrive from 4pm on Thursday and the event will be rammed with swashbuckling sword skills, martial arts, target sports, circus skills, archery battles and paddleboard jousting, blacksmithing and other crafts on the beautiful grounds of a private estate in Warwickshire.

Over the weekend you’ll choose six one hour sessions in the disciplines of your choice, with detailed tuition from our high quality instructors, all of whom are there to help you develop at your own pace whatever your skill level.

Close Combat

Close Combat, Longsword, Small Sword, Sword and Buckler, Sword and Shield, Modern Fencing, Escrima, Kubotan, Polearms, Boxing, Empty hand

Ranged & Flexible

Field Archery, Knife and Axe Throwing, Atlatl, Whip Cracking, Rope Dart


Juggling, Balancing, Tricking, Contact


Blacksmithing, Copper Craft, Leatherwork


Archery battles and paddleboard jousting, and board games at the Shattered Shield


Feasting, Fire Skills Workshops, Drumming, Drinking and Dancing

And we don’t just fight and play together. We feast, drink and party, too! Old comrades meet again and new friends are welcomed just as warmly at the Shattered Shield Tavern.

On Saturday night we dress in our finest costumes as assassins and amazons rub shoulders with paladins and pirates.

Watch (or even join in with!) the infamous Swordpunk Fire Circle, where fire and circus performers are joined by dancers, duellists, drummers and warriors with flaming weapons.

Then dance the night away in Rebels Corner, a cave of trees filled with the beats of drummers and blacksmiths by day and by the break beat mixes of our incredible live DJ by night.

Scheduled classes run over Friday and Saturday with Freeplay and Skillsharing on Sunday. And on Sunday afternoon join in with the archery battles and paddleboard jousting!

With so many activities on offer it can all seem a bit exhausting so you’re welcome to take things at your own pace and, at any time, go for a wander or relax on the beautiful estate, designed by Capability Brown.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The Swordpunk Team

swordpunk XVI 23-26 May '24

Sold out!

Our May event has sold out!

If you were hoping to attend, please email dan@swordpunk.co.uk as there may be cancellations.

Tickets are available below for Swordpunk XVII in September.

We’re also launching a brand new, smaller event at the end of July in Cheshire. Check the Swordpunk Facebook group for updates, or sign up to our Newsletter.

Swordpunk XVI Thu-Sun 23-26 May
Swordpunk XVI Fri-Sun 24-26 May

swordpunk XVI Food

We’re pleased to say that our caterers, Wrapture, are joining us again in May. 

Wrapture was set up to bring together a love of falafel, festivals and fun. They make high quality falafels with a twist: beetroot falafels, pea falafels alongside the traditional falafel. They use high quality, fresh ingredients, and colourful salads all wrapped in tasty breads. Where possible they buy from local suppliers. Their falafels are vegetarian, vegan and also gluten free. 

If you’d like to save yourselves the hassle of cooking some or all of your meals then you can order provisions by clicking HERESimply pick which meals you want to prebook on which days, add them to your bag and head to checkout to finalise your order.

Any questions please contact them directly at info@wrapturefood.co.uk and they’ll be happy to help.

Join us for swordpunk XVII 5-8 September '24
Tickets now live

Swordpunk runs from Thursday to Sunday early evening, however we understand that not everyone can get the time off work so we provide two ticket options (Thu-Sun and Fri-Sun).

Full priced tickets are available below. You can also secure your place with a deposit and pay the second installment by the end of July 2024

Or spread the cost by paying in three installments as detailed in the drop down menu. If you choose to pay in installments, we’d really appreciate if you note the date so that you complete further payments at the same time each month. You can do this via Paypal or we can provide you with our bank details to pay directly through online banking. 

After completing your payment you’ll receive a confirmation email, instructions on any further payments and information on the event closer to the time, so please provide us with an email address that you check regularly as it is our only means of communication with you.

If you would like to come along but would like to pay via online banking rather than Paypal (we love this as it saves on fees!) please drop me a line dan@swordpunk.co.uk and we can arrange this.

Please note that Swordpunk is an OVER 18 event. Special allowances may be made but only with prior consent. Please contact us  with your enquiry and we’ll see what we can do.

Ticket sales are non refundable.

Swordpunk XVII Thu-Sun 5-8 September
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Swordpunk XVII Fri-Sun 6-8 September
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Swordpunk Xmas Social

As the nights draw in and the epicness of Swordpunk XV fades into the distance, fear not as we are holding a Xmas Social to warm our hearts and to offer a wintery fix of activities and fun. The event takes place on Saturday 16th December at Beaverworks in Leeds ( 36 Whitehouse Street, Leeds, LS10 1AD ).

Come join us in the afternoon into early evening, for a range of drop-in activities from Knife Throwing, Archery, Swordfighting, Fencing and Circus Skills – learn new tricks or practise existing ones…

Once you’ve had your fill of throwing, shooting, swashbuckling, spinning and balancing, the Swordpunkery continues as we bring the sprit of Rebels Corner to proceedings as we make merry, get out our dancing shoes and catch up with friends old an new.

Cost: It’s close to Xmas and we are all feeling the pinch so we are making this event “Pay As You Feel” from £2.50 – £15. 
Pay via the Paypal button below or email dan@swordpunk.co.uk for alternative booking options
Swordpunk Xmas Gathering Pay-As-You-Feel