Sat, 28 May|
Roman Day - Festival Launch
Oyez! Chester’s Town Crier launches the 2022 heritage festival at Chester Races. Watch the parade into the course and take part in all the family activities on the Open Course during a fun afternoon. Open Course Adult tickets £10 in advance. Those aged 17 and under free*.
Time & Location
28 May, 11:30 – 17:30
Chester Racecourse, Chester CH1 4LE, UK
About the event
Join the festival team on the Open Course to learn more about the festival. Handle Roman artefacts from the Grosvenor Museum; try on armour; and take part in Roman games and activities. Spot the changes in the River Dee and Chester over the ages. View a display, More than a Shop – Browns of Chester’s Hidden Gems, collated by Cheshire Archives; and, younger visitors, make your own Browns of Chester catalogue.
Watch a parade of Romans and other characters representing Chester’s splendid past and culture at around 12:00. They will be led by Chester’s Town Crier's into the Parade Ring to hear his festival proclamation.
Throughout the afternoon there will be a host of other fun activities to keep the whole family entertained while watching the races.
Please note, tickets for the Open Course will rise from £10 per adult in advance to £15 per adult on the day.
*Entrance is free to those aged 17 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult.
All tickets for The ICM Stellar Sports Roman Day can be purchased online from Chester Races here.