History repeats itself with return of medieval festival to Wellingborough

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Wellingborough will receive a medieval makeover when knights, musicians and jesters invade the town next month.

The fourth annual Wellingborough Medieval Festival will take place on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, with lots of activities for the family planned.

Visitors can hear tales from the medieval era and watch falconry demonstrations alongside children’s entertainer Lullaby Leesa, who specialises in storytelling and puppeteering.

Animal lovers will also get the chance to cuddle and pet ferrets from the Abington Ferret Refuge.

The medieval fun is supported by Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Compton Fund and is being organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), which is paid for by businesses and works to promote the town centre through the Discover Wellingborough campaign.

BID manager John Cable said: “We’re hoping to bring history to life once again across Wellingborough when the medieval festival comes to town.

“Last year’s event was a complete success with over 9,000 visitors and we believe this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever.

“We are proud of our town centre and think it’s important to stage these family events which allow us to showcase all the great things Wellingborough has to offer.”

There are activities for all the family starting from 10am on Saturday through to 4pm on Sunday across various locations including Croyland Gardens, the Tithe Barn Lawns, All Hallows Church and the churchyard.

Medieval market stalls will be set up for visitors to browse and dance classes are set to take place.