Come and slay a dragon for St George’s Day

Cllitheioe Castle St George's Day celebrations (s)

Cllitheioe Castle St George's Day celebrations (s)

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A special programme of events is being held throughout April at Clitheroe Castle to celebrate St George’s Day which falls on Saturday (April 23rd).

Families can take part in a range of St George and the Dragon themed events including a treasure hunt competition which will be held every day. Children can enjoy searching for the dragons hidden at the museum, with the winner receiving a goodie bag full of items from the museum shop as a prize.

There is also the chance to take part in the daily children’s craft and Saturday story time sessions.

To recognise the national day itself, a ‘Slay Boredom’ event, run by Academie Gloriana, from the British Federation for Swordmanship will take place this Saturday and Sunday.

Experts dressed in armour will give jousting demonstrations and combat displays. After the displays, there will be an opportunity for interested children to learn to joust and try to slay the dragon.

Julie Bell, Lancashire County Council’s head of the libraries, museums, culture and registrar’s service, said: “This year’s programme includes some great activities for families.

“I hope as many people as possible join us to celebrate Clitheroe, England and St George.”

All the events are free, but admission to the Castle Museum is £4.20 for adults and £3.10 for concessions. Young people aged 13 to 18 and accompanied children up to the age of 12 go free.

For more information, phone 01200 424568, email clitheroecastle@lancashire.gov.uk or visitwww.lancashire.gov.uk/museums.