Children and families are invited to a free workshop to help celebrate St George’s Day in Chester.

Participants at the workshop at Chester Grosvenor Museum, on Friday, April 15, will make helmets, shields, flags and banners, ready to take part in The Lord Mayor of Chester’s St George’s Day Celebrations on Saturday, April 23.

Other workshops during April include a Bee Day on Tuesday, April 12 where visitors can taste different types of honey, make their own miniature garden with real plants, and make a bee on a stick and wearable bee antennae and wings.

The museum’s youth panel will run the events, a group of 14-18 year olds who work with museum staff on some events and exhibitions.

The April timetable:

Tuesday, April 5: the museum is looking for visitors to help them make a Gothic city to go on display in the museum.

Thursday, April 7: make dramatic ‘stained glass’ cathedral windows

Tuesday, April 12: Bee Day

Wednesday, April 13: visitors can find out how toys have changed during the past century

Friday, April 15: St George’s Day workshop

Cabinet member for culture, leisure and wellbeing councillor Louise Gittins said: “There’s a wide range of events and activities to choose from offering a great way for children and families to learn more about British history, culture and nature, and make some wonderful crafts to take home”.

Bee Day activities cost £1.50 and includes all activities.

Other activities are free with a suggested donation of £1.50.

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