St George’s Medieval Fun Day

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St George’s Medieval Fun Day

Medieval battle re-enactments, armour displays, combat demonstrations, archery and circus skills are some of the fun activities on offer at the St George’s Medieval fun day on Sunday 19 April at Pittville Park. This free family event, organised by Cheltenham Borough Council’s play development team, is being put on thanks to Big Lottery funding.

Falconry displays and demonstrations will take place and jesters will be organising a circus skills workshop throughout the day. Youngsters under 15 can come along in fancy dress, others can have their face painted or try their aim at the coconut shy or stocks. A host of play and sporting activities will be on offer from the play rangers and the art gallery staff will be busy in the medieval arts and crafts tent.

The event will be officially opened at 11am by Martin Horwood MP, who will be judging the fancy dress competition later in the day. Activities will run until 4pm .

Craig Mortiboys, health communities partnership manager, said: "This event will be a fantastic fun day featuring many activities that celebrate Medieval England such as falconry, archery, court jesters and a medieval battle re-enactment. Funding from the Big Lottery has enabled us to develop a number of local events throughout the year, that hopefully will appeal to children and families across Cheltenham ."

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for sport and safety said: "This event promises to be an action packed day celebrating the legend of St George and I hope that families come along and join in the fun."

The play rangers cannot accept responsibility for children and young people at this event due to the open access nature of the venue and ask that all under 8 year olds are accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact the play development team: 01242 774709 or play@cheltenham.gov.uk

Posted : 07/04/2009 16:29:01

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