The GIs return to Springhill for ‘Operation Liberation’. The Germans have captured Springhill and the allies need help to get it back. Come along to join in the war effort. But have your papers in order as the Germans are on the look-out for spys and saboteurs!
The GIs return to Springhill on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August. The National Trust estate in Moneymore will once again come to life with the sights and sounds of all things military when the American GIs are back in force, this time to free Springhill from the Germans.
Join the Wartime Living History Association (WLHA) as they demonstrate a series of living history displays and live battle re-enactments throughout the weekend with vehicles, advanced pyrotechnics and weapons.
At 1pm, observe a number of firing demonstrations and a parade of original Second World War and post war vehicles. At 3pm, there will be a German ambush in the woods and finally, at 4pm in an attempt to free Springhill from the Germans, a direct attack will take place on German HQ at the front of the house.
A number of military displays, videos and an interactive Morse code hunt for the kids will add to the entertainment throughout the weekend. Other activities including laser tag, a vintage rifle range, children’s carousel and swing boats are sure to keep the whole family entertained.
In addition other periods of military history will be represented with a First World War trench scenario and Springhill House will be also open for tours. See how the ladies of the house, Mina and Diana Lenox-Conyngham are coping with the German take-over including the set-up of a German intelligence room inside the house (limited capacity for house tours).
Admission (including National Trust members): Adult £7, Child £3.50, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £16.00