We went down to Telford Town Park despite the grey skies and drizzle yesterday because we’d heard that St George’s Day was being celebrated. And it really was done in style. Still newcomers to the area, we never fail to marvel at the brilliant free events. The town council really know how to put on a show.
The highlight for us was the Knights of Nottingham jousting display. A little bit of hand-to-hand combat, a little bit of horse riding and a lot of theatrics. Just what the kids wanted. St George was there, of course, looking resplendent on his impressive charger. They were fantastic entertainment. The camel races were definitely worth a look. My little one was much more excited to get up close to the first real camels she has ever seen though. We visited them in their pen before the race. Big, aren’t they?
There was plenty more taking place in the main arena too. There were some impressive dog agility displays. Naturally the St George’s Day procession featured lots of the local scouts and brownies who did brilliantly well. Alongside all of this entertainment, there were stalls and marquees with all the food, drink and fun you could hope for.
The fun never stopped
Fairground rides, donkey rides and even a miniature steam train. Plus arts and crafts, circus skills and a brilliant set up from the Wrekin Forest School. Their leaders deserve singling out for their fantastic way with the children. I was really impressed how they helped kids to whittle sticks and hammer out plant dyes to create impressive flags. Needless to say we left with armfuls of goodies that the Small had made. Chatter about the horses she had seen went on late into the night.
What was your favourite part of this epic celebration?
Keep up to date with the latest Telford events on the Telford & Wrekin Culture & Events page on Facebook. There is also information about local events planned for the Coronation online – you can find it here.