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Coleshill 1940s Weekend

Enjoy a 1940s themed weekend at Coleshill, complete with vintage stalls, period music, re-enactors, military vehicles and more.

  • Booking advisable

During the 1940s Coleshill was home to the Auxiliary Units, a rag-tag band of irregular troops who would have become the British resistance in case of invasion. 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the stand-down of this unique organisation. During the weekend there will be a chance to find out more about the Auxiliary Units, including a chance to visit a replica 'Operational Base' the underground hideaway they would have operated from after an invasion. There will also be a chance to see some of the surviving traces from the wartime occupation of Coleshill.

Visit Coleshill and see what life in Coleshill during the 1940s would have been like. Take part in 'Dig for Victory', browse a range of vintage stalls and sit back and listen to live period music. There will also be a wide range of Children's activities taking place across the site.

Please note: The price displayed on the website is a discounted rate for booking in advance, the cost of tickets on the door will be £12 for Adults, £9 for under 18s, £33 for a two adult family ticket and £21 for a one adult family.

The two day rate is only available online. The two day rate covers admission to both days. When purchasing your two day ticket, you only need to select one of the dates.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Advance Rate (One Day)£10.00
Adult Advance Rate (Two day)£15.00
Child Advance Rate (One Day)£7.50
Child Advance Rate (Two day)£11.25

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Essential Companion£0.00
One Adult Family One Day (Advance Rate)£17.50
One Adult Family Two Day (Advance Rate)£26.25
Two Adult family One Day (Advance Rate)£27.50
Two Adult Family Two Day (Advance Rate)£41.25

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Children welcome, children's activities available

Meeting point

Parking will be in Coleshill parkland. Once parked follow directions to the ticketing point.

What to bring and wear

Why not join in with the 40s themed fun and come in fancy dress.


There are uneven and unmade surfaces across the Home Farm site. There are also several flights of stone steps, although there are step free alternative routes. Access to the replica operational base is via a vertical ladder. For a more in depth conversation about accessibility please contact us.

Contact info

Buscot and Coleshill Estate

Upcoming events


Guided Tours - Coleshill Home Farm and Skills Centre 

Thursdays and Saturdays, 1pm and 2.30pm: discover the historic Coleshill Home Farm and learn more about the Heritage and Rural Skills Centre now housed here.

Event summary

22 Jun to 27 Jul 2024
13:00 to 14:00
+ 21 other dates or times

Faringdon Town Tours 

Faringdon has a rich and fascinating history from mention in the Domesday Book through the Middle Ages, as a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War and, from the 1930s to 1950s, home to the eccentric Lord Berners.

Event summary

6 Jul to 5 Oct 2024
10:30 to 11:30
+ 3 other dates or times

Second World War Walk 

Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

Event summary

14 Jul to 11 Nov 2024
11:00 to 13:00
+ 4 other dates or times

Village Open Day 

9 June, 14 July and 11 August: discover what Coleshill has to offer on one of our Village Open Days.

Event summary

14 Jul to 11 Aug 2024
14:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time