Castleford hosts Roman Festival this weekend

Date: 08/09/2015
Ref: PR 5049

​Castleford is celebrating its Roman heritage this weekend with a festival taking place across the town centre.


Wakefield Council’s Roman Festival is in support of Heritage Open Day and takes place on Saturday 12 September, 10 am to 4 pm.


The festival boasts children’s workshops and activities, falconry displays, face painting and performances from a Roman ‘living statue’.


Cllr Denise Jeffery, Deputy Leader for Wakefield Council and local Castleford Councillor, said: “It’s fantastic that so many local businesses and organisations in Castleford have come together to take part in our Roman Festival. There is something for all the family, so please come along, show your support for the town and have a fun family day out.”


Queen’s Mill is having an open day with tours of the mill, crafts, children’s activities, food and more.


Castleford Museum is holding a Roman spa taster day with a menu of ‘treatments’, fashion and metalwork.


Castleford Library is taking part in children’s Roman craft activities.


Castleford market will be open as usual where the 'best dressed trader' will take place and the town centre will boast street entertainment throughout the day and children’s workshops.