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Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

20 April - 6 October
Once likened to racing on ‘green velvet’ by jockey Lester Piggott, Chester’s hallowed Roodee turf is uniquely positioned at the heart of the city.

Chester Heritage Festival Launch: Roman Day

25 May @ 11.30am - 6.00pm
Youngsters can learn fascinating facts about their Cestrian ancestors and witness spectacular sporting displays both on and off the track.

Silly Storybooks

28 May @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm
David Ferry makes surreal books by sticking pictures from one type of book onto the pages of another. Come and make your own little book filled with pictures you’ve chosen and cut out of magazines, and write a story to go with the pictures.

The Terrific Triassic

29 May @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm
A strange alien creature wends its way across a barren scarlet desert … welcome to Cheshire in the Terrific Triassic era!

Cupcakes!

30 May @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Inspired by the cakes in David Ferry’s book Cake Walking in Scotland, decorate – and eat! – some cupcakes.

Grosvenor Museum ‘Quiet’ Afternoons

7 June @ 3.00pm - 4.30pm
For those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism, their families and carers.

Chester Heritage Festival: Telling the story of our city and its people

21 June - 29 June
Over 60 events put the spotlight on Chester’s 2000-year history and heritage. Walks, talks, performances, exhibitions, storytelling and special activities for young people.

River Dee Activities with the Youth Panel

22 June @ 11.30am - 5.00pm
The Grosvenor Museum’s Youth Panel celebrates the story of the River Dee and its rich heritage with family activities exploring different periods in the river’s history.

Midsummer Watch Parades

22 June @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Chester’s famous Midsummer Watch first took place in 1498, and still today dragons, angels and devils make an annual appearance on the city’s streets.

Copy of Midsummer Watch Parades

23 June @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Chester’s famous Midsummer Watch first took place in 1498, and still today dragons, angels and devils make an annual appearance on the city’s streets.
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