Castleford Roman Festival
Saturday 15 September
The Roman Festival is returning to Castleford!
Join us on Saturday 15 September to celebrate the town’s rich Roman history and heritage with a range of free, fun activities with a modern twist for all ages.
You’ll find plenty of fun activities in the town centre including circus skills workshops, shadow puppet making, along with demonstrations of Roman metal working and how the Romans braided hair.
There’s also free face painting and balloon modelling which will be located in Castleford indoor market.
In addition to this, Roman cavalry displays, birds of prey demonstrations and magic shows will be shown at intervals throughout the day in Henry Moore Square.
The event will run from 10am to 4pm.
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Alongside activities in the town centre, there’s plenty more to enjoy at Queen’s Mill, Castleford Library and
Roman Festival Family Trail
Our Roman Festival Family Trail is also back – find our Roman characters hiding in shop windows around the town to be in with a chance of winning £50 shopping vouchers.
We’d love to see you there!