Celebrate English pride with special event for St George

St George does battle with the dragon at Wrest Park
St George does battle with the dragon at Wrest Park

Expect pomp, pageantry and patriotic flag waving when you visit Wrest Park’s St George’s Day celebrations.

Resplendent in shining armour and astride his noble steed, gallant St George and his attempts to slay the fearsome green dragon will be the highlight of the festival.

Wrest Park has a new dragon, and a different tale to tell during the grand finale battle between St George and his nemesis – visitors are urged not to miss this new story and to come and meet the dragon as it makes its inaugural appearance.

With a packed programme featuring Roman gladiators, jousting tournaments, archery and breathtaking displays of Georgian falconry, there will be plenty for everyone on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.

Debbie Houldsworth, English Heritage event manager, said: “This showpiece weekend at Wrest Park is the perfect place to see 2,000 years of history in action, with spellbinding shows, explosive displays, hands-on activities and much more, the only challenge will be fitting everything in.”

The event runs from 10am to 6pm both days. For further information including entrance prices and to book tickets visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrest