NOVEMBER

11TH-12TH

2023

2023 Event Planning is underway!

Armistice in Cambridge is the largest Armistice celebration of it’s kind in New Zealand.  This two-day annual event features an immersive living-history of things to see and do with plenty of family friendly activities.

We are planning for 2023 and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

We have lots of exciting changes for this event so stay tuned for updates.

Get the kids involved!

There are over 20 interactive activities available to “kids” of all ages to participate in.  Activities include Archery, Airsoft Target Shooting, WW2 Jeep Rides, Driving an RC Tank and many more.  Kids – win a medal by completing 7 of the activities!

We firmly believe that to learn about our history, we must interact with it.  Armistice in Cambridge is an action-packed two days of fun for the whole family.

What to see

Watch famous historical battle re-enactments and vehicle parades, wander around historical display camps and chat to the re-enactors, check out the huge collection of historic military vehicles and artillery that will be on display.

Armistice in Cambridge - Military Reenactment mortar launch

Historical
re-enactments

Re-enactments of famous battles from Word War Two,  the Boar War and ancient times. This year we will see battle re-enactments from the 1945 Italian Front Battle, NZ Wars “Flagstaff War”, the Dunkirk Evacuation, the Boer War Battle, the Eastern Front Battle 1945 and the US Marine Corp Pacific Battle.

Armistice in Cambridge - Military Encampment

Historical
Displays

Private collections of memorabilia are setup as part of living history camps complete with bustling military activity.  Wander through the military, roman and medieval encampments and chat with the re-enactors.

Armistice in Cambridge - Military Vehicles

Military
Vehicles

Over 100 historic military vehicles on show including several artillery pieces, which will fire a barrage during the event each day. Some of the vehicles will take part in the battle re-enactments and most will drive in the vehicle parade each day.

“I took my 13 year old son this year. The displays, vehicles, personnel, militaria for sale was just amazing. We loved it!!”

Terri-Anne P.

What to do

There’s plenty of activities to suit the entire family.  Browse the militaria available for sale, give the wide range of family activities a go and keep the troops fed from the onsite food and drinks stalls.

Armistice in Cambridge - Kids Activities

Kids – Win a
Medal!

Complete 7 out of the 20 interactive kids activities and you can win a medal (check it out here)! 

Activities include; Archery, Airsoft, row a Navy cutter, drive an RC tank, ride in a WW2 jeep, fight a mock battle in the trench, survive an obstacle course, wear a Roman helmet, be photographed in an historic army uniform and much more!

Armistice in Cambridge - Family Activities

Family
Activities

There are plenty of family activities to suit people of all ages. 

Challenge the kids to see who is the best shot in the Airsoft target range, ride in a WW2 Jeep or participate in the trench battles.

Armistice in Cambridge - Militaria Stalls

Market
Stalls

Peruse the wide range of militaria available for sale including medals, uniforms and badges, or bring those of your grandparents for identification.

There are onsite food and drinks stalls and the Podium Cafe is always available for a good nosh up.

“Great to experience a little of the past and present rolled into one. My nine-year-old loves the events organised for kids and I get to see other vets who fought in the same war as I did.”

Mark A.

FREE ENTRY

Kids FREE

All attendees 12 and under.

Adults FREE

All attendees 13 and over.

Kids FREE

All attendees 12 and under.

Adults FREE

All attendees 13 and over.

OUR MAJOR SPONSORS

Trust Waikato

Jumble Around

Grassroots Trust

Pub Charities
Waipa District Council

Trust Waikato

Jumble Around

Grassroots Trust

Pub Charities
Waipa District Council