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From Lego castle building workshops at Wales’s largest fortress, to heart-stopping battle re-enactments at some of our most spectacular historic monuments, here are 21 of the most epic ways to experience the festivities of Kids’ History Festival this August.

1. Kick-start the Wales-wide festivities with a jam-packed agenda of workshops and activities at Caerphilly Castle’s ‘GRAND OPENING’ event

Kids' History Festival


     Where: Caerphilly Castle

     When: 1-2 August 2019


2.  Put your castle-building skills to the test and build your very own medieval fortress out of Lego

     Where: Caerphilly Castle

     When: 1-2 August 2019


3. Make your mark on a gigantic dragon mural and create a medieval-inspired crown out of recycled waste

    Where: Caerphilly Castle

    When: 1-2 August 2019


4. Try-your-hand at the ancient craft of willow weaving and create a home-made dream-catcher or wind break for the garden

    Where: Oxwich Castle

    When: 01, 08, 15 and 22 August 2019


5. Quiz the experts and watch majestic birds of prey take flight above one of Wales’s magnificent medieval castles

    Where: Chepstow Castle 

    When: 3-4 August 2019


6. Step back in time with a day of Victorian games at Wales’s fairy-tale castle

    Where: Castell Coch

    When: 06 August 2019


7. Join an armour crafting workshop and create your very own sword for battle — Roman style


    Where: Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

    When: 08 August 2019


8. Discover the epic tale of the last Welsh Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndŵr, through interactive story-telling

    Where: Kidwelly Castle

    When: 17 –18 August 2019


9. Set your heart racing with heart-stopping battle re-enactments and jaw-dropping weaponry demonstrations at Wales’s largest castle

    Where: Caerphilly Castle

    When: 10 – 11 August 2019


10. Witness a thrilling dragon parade around a 13th-century ruin

pypedwaith y ddraig yn Castell Rhaglan / lady with dragon puppetry at Raglan Castle


    Where: Cilgerran Castle

    When: 12 August 2019


11. Try-your-hand at Tudor-inspired calligraphy

Gŵyl Hanes Plant / Kids' History Festival


    Where: Oxwich Castle

    When: 18 August 2019


12. Discover the different types of food people ate during the 15th century

    Where: Tretower Court and Castle

    When: 24 – 25 August 2019


North Wales (includes mid-Wales)

13. Become a wizard for the day and learn how to cast a magical spell on your friends and family at wand school

    Where: Conwy Castle

    When: 02, 09, 16 and 23 August 2019


14. Train as a medieval knight in preparation for battle

    Where: Harlech Castle

    When: 06, 13 and 20 August 2019


15. Experience a day-in-the-life of a medieval child — as told by a heroic, medieval knight

    Where: Rhuddlan Castle

    When: 07, 14 and 21 August 2019


16. Become a medieval archer for the day at an internationally recognised Welsh castle

young girl in medieval armour with bow and arrow


    Where: Caernarfon Castle

    When: 10, 24 and 25 August 2019


17. Perfect your circus skills with Flotsam the castle jester

    Where: Harlech Castle

    When: 21 – 22 August 2019


18. Decorate a medieval shield with your own unique coat of arms

    Where: Strata Florida Abbey

    When: 21 August 2019


19. Come face-to-face with real characters from Wales’s 16th-century past

Plas Mawr kitchens


   Where: Plas Mawr

   When: 24 – 25 August 2019


20. Take part in an interactive battle with real medieval knights at Beaumaris Castle

   Where: Beaumaris Castle

   When: 24 – 25 August 2019


21. Officially mark the end of the Kids’ History Festival with two jam-packed days of medieval festivities at Beaumaris Castle’s Medieval Extravaganza



   Where: Beaumaris Castle 

   When: 24 – 25 August 2019


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