Children’s Activities (Fun for All Ages!)

As well as the Bi-plane, Military Encampment and arena displays, there are events all the family can enjoy.  The young, and young at heart, can cheer and shout with WW1 themed Punch and Judy on the Minster Green.  There will be four shows on Saturday at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 3pm.  Pop along and meet Tommy Gunn and Kaiser Bill as well as the traditional favourites.

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Have a go at making your own toy soldier at the Priest’s House Museum. Cast your soldier (from lead free pewter), then pop back later when it is dry to paint it.  Whilst you are at the Museum enjoy time in the beautiful garden with some Edwardian Games – who in the family will be the best at croquet, and who will master clock golf?

On Sunday, at 10.30am and 1pm, the garden is the delightful setting for some storytelling with Bluebird the Storyteller.

On the Minster Green on Sunday you can visit the Suffragettes who will be making sashes and banners, make a sash or banner of your own and then join them for a parade to the Square, but watch out for that policeman!

Call in to the Allendale Centre and give artist Darrell Wakelam a hand with the life-size soldier he is making. He’ll never finish it without your help!

Make a poppy or paint a stone with our artists in the Craft Tent at Allenbourn School.  Everyone can make two poppies, one to take home and one for a special wreathe to be laid on the War Memorial after the Memorial Service on Sunday afternoon.

The Royal Signals Museum will be joining us at the festival site at Allenbourn School.  Try your hand at code breaking or wireless operating, undergo spy training and learn more about cyber warfare.