Hundreds turn out to Raglan castle for Easter celebrations

Alicia Fitton tablet weaving (5545533)

Alicia Fitton tablet weaving (5545537)

Woodworking (5545539)

(L-R) Casper and Angus Keown-Boyd from Monmouth have a sword fight (5545541)

(L-R) Casper and Angus Keown-Boyd from Monmouth have a sword fight (5545543)

(L-R) Skye Hazelden-Jones aged 4 from Cardiff Cameron Hughes aged 5 and Carys Hughes aged 3 from Monmouth take part in the Easter Bunny Trail (5545545)

(L-R) Skye Hazelden-Jones aged 4 from Cardiff Cameron Hughes aged 5 and Carys Hughes aged 3 from Monmouth take part in the Easter Bunny Trail (5545547)

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AN EASTER eggs-travaganza came to Raglan Castle this weekend delighting children and parents alike.

Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service played host to the Easter –themed fun day at Raglan Castle which featured a range of fun activities for families over the Easter weekend.

Around 800 visitors of all ages took part in activities ranging from Easter egg hunts to archery trials.

One of the highlights of the bank holiday weekend was the Easter pageant at Raglan Castle that saw a full scale spectacular battle re-enactment, dozens of stalls and hands on activities.

Visitors also met with the castle’s historical characters took part in trails, games, face painting and Easter egg hunts, with younger visitors receiving prizes for their efforts.

Throughout the day local artisans demonstrated traditional crafts, and on offer were a range of delicious seasonal food including a medieval hog roast, café and hot Welsh cakes.

John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport, said: “More than two and a half million people visit Cadw’s 128 sites every year, and with events planned across Wales, Easter is the perfect time for local communities and visitors alike to explore these fascinating monuments to see and experience history coming to life.”

For more information on future events, visit www.cadw.wales.gov.uk, find Cadw on Facebook or follow @CadwWales on Twitter.

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