The Castleford Roman Festival is back on Saturday 18 June from 10am to 4pm – expect a full day of history-fuelled fun for the whole family!
The Castleford Roman Festival is a celebration of the historical links and heritage of Castleford with Roman Britain. It’s an opportunity for all to discover, or rediscover, the history beneath the streets of Castleford whilst enjoying fun and family friendly activities based around the roman theme.
Families and visitors can explore a roman-themed market with demonstrations and activities such as roman toy making, science experiments and pottery throwing.
Make your way to the sand pit where budding archaeologists can take part in a dig – get involved and learn more about archaeology, the tools used and have the opportunity to dress up as an archaeologist!
Pavement street art will come to life in real time, with a roman themed motif in a mosaic style, while history buffs can find out more about the town’s rich history thanks to the Roman Castleford Trail guided tour.
The indoor market will host a dress-up photo-op booth and street entertainment will keep you busy all day with story tellers and centurion walkabouts, involving children in fun roman drills and activities.
And don’t forget to visit the Library and Museum who will be welcoming a host of activities including trails, workshops and the opportunity to handle real object from the Roman era!