About The Show


Temple at War never rests in working hard to provide one of the most iconic and memorable
events of the military re-enactment season. The Team is thrilled to be opening the 2021
season and is literally chopping at the bit in our seventh year to roll out a really spectacular
show within the uniquely atmospheric Cressing Temple Barns on 15-16 May 2021.

Following a challenging event season in 2020 due to COVID 19 the show has continued to plan
for 2021 and is raring to showcase some of the very best military re-enactment, fantastic
vehicles and ever increasingly popular vintage scene. We first opened our door in 2015 to an
expectant crowd which has now grown substantially and has gained an outstanding reputation
throughout Europe as one of the best Military events to attend.

So many people will have missed a true celebration of the 75 th Anniversary of Victory in Europe
Day and Victory in Japan Day, so this Essex Event will highlight the much needed party
atmosphere and commemoration of those who gave their ultimate sacrifice by giving you one of
the largest and top quality annual Living History gatherings in the UK.

Over 900 authentic re-enactors will gather over the May weekend, portraying characters,
scenes and displays from WW1 to present day which will be the most outstandingly brilliant
interactive experience that you, your family, and your friends will encounter. One bitten by the
atmosphere at Temple at War it truly is a lifetime event that you will want to return to every
year. Many many do!!

Spectacular military vehicles. 1940s stage and main arena entertainment. Daily explosive full
battle displays. Collector opportunities amongst a wide range of Vintage and Militaria trade
stands as well as some of the best high quality Food Stalls around, not forgetting the
opportunity to chat with and support our nominated National and Local Military Charities.
No other military show has the unique signature attractions that have been built exclusively by
Temple at War over the past years, with even more to come in 2021!

Experience the atmospheric Woodland Encampments and the spontaneous and dramatic
enactments with interactive characters. Take part in drill practice with a Company of WW1
Soldiers. Deactivate a WW2 Bomb. Watch the tense and thrilling battles throughout the
weekend complete with explosive pyrotechnic effects. Join the Home Guard parade or
American GI WW2 Drill. Learn about the thousands of items and artifact displays and talk to
enthusiasts showcasing their wealth of knowledge on the clothing, collectibles, weapons,
vehicles and equipment of the eras exhibited. Temple at War really is a full day out for all the
family.

Imagine an opportunity to really visit history in a total real life experience! This show is one of
the best interactive ways to see, feel and soak up history which just can’t be experienced from
download apps, books or the classroom.

Temple at War is truly a fantastic opportunity for everyone to share their enthusiasm, knowledge
and expertise in a family friendly and safe environment. From the moment you are welcomed
on arrival to the very last minute goodbye, whether you chose a day out or a whole weekend
experience, Temple at War is packed full of 100% enactment. Fantastic value for money, you
will want to come back for more! Check out our Facebook ratings and genuine feedback. We
work hard and in collaboration with some of the very best photographers who provide their
excellent photos for regular show updates and information posting on our social media
platforms.

Many of you that regularly follow Temple at War will know that the Show has the pleasure in
supporting the following charities:

– Help for Heroes
– Support our Paras
– Royal British Legion

The Temple at War show complex provides superb disabled facilities and a free car park for
over 1800 vehicles.

Come early and stay late. From the smallest item of military kit to huge tank carrier, can you
really afford to miss Temple at War 2021?

Unfortunately, only guide dogs are permitted within the show ground.

Tickets may be purchased online at early bird rates from now until 31 March 2021. From 1 April
2021 tickets will be available to purchase online at the normal show rates published. Tickets will
also be made available from the main reception area during the published Temple at War Show
times. Saturday 15 May 0900hrs – 1700hrs and Sunday 16 May 1000hrs – 1600hrs*.

* Serving Military Personnel and Military Veterans are admitted free of charge.

 

 


Check out the photographs from Temple At War 2018 to get a flavour of things to come.