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Festival, Sat 1 Jun 2019, free entry

Castleford Roman Festival returns!

Castleford Roman Festival returns!


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Sat 1 Jun Castleford Roman Festival


Castleford Roman Festival Returns!

Did you know that Castleford is built on a Roman army settlement called Lagentium?

Celebrate the town’s rich Roman history and heritage with a range of free and fun activities.

Activities listed below are all FREE and run continuously throughout the day. See you there!

The activities that have been organised for this year are:
• Birds of prey static show - be brave and have your picture taken with a bird of prey!
• Face painting - will you be painted as a Roman soldier?
• Mini petting farm - featuring goats, lambs, sheep, pigs, rabbits and chickens.
• Roman activity stalls - featuring military and officers display, domestic ‘Domina’ or female run household set-up, blacksmith, basket weaving, carpentry and pottery.
• BEES! The Colony - wander amongst the honey-perfumed Bee Colony finding a variety ways of viewing and interacting with the contents of the impossible Bee Hives. In each there is a surprising twist - you may find yourself looking into the vastness of space or teased by a telescopic hive soaring into the air. The installation is tended to by ethereal beekeepers and one of the hives will be designed to be Roman themed.
• Roman themed photo booth - dress up in the finest Roman clothing and strike a pose!

At Queen's Mill (10am - 3pm):
• Meet members of the Comitatus historical group.
• Look at gladiator equipment and Roman medical tools.
• Take part in Roman themed crafts including clay and weaving.
• Hear traditional tales from Roman times.
• Handle some Roman pottery and take part in our dig activity.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Jun 2019 10:00 to 16:00


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 331210  Lat: 53.68440 Long: -1.50030


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted