Olympic-themed tales told at Kelmarsh Hall

The storytelling session at Kelmarsh Hall
The storytelling session at Kelmarsh Hall

More than 100 children enjoyed a magical afternoon of storytelling in the gardens of Kelmarsh Hall.

Professional storyteller Kevin Walker returned for the second event of its kind, following on from last year’s popular storytelling day.

He kept children entertained with Olympic-themed tales, including Ancient Greek warriors and athletes, Greek myths and the classic story of The Hare and the Tortoise.

Kelmarsh’s historic walled kitchen garden provided the perfect back-drop for what turned out to be a special day as dozens of families made the most of the sunshine.

The event was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which provided a grant to restore much of the Grade II listed wall in the kitchen garden.

It is part of an on-going programme at Kelmarsh to bring the kitchen garden back to life, and attracting children and families is one of the key themes of the project.

With schools starting back in just a few weeks, Kelmarsh is inviting pre-school and primary teachers to get in touch if they want to arrange a visit to the historic gardens.

For more details call 01604 686543 or visit www.kelmarsh.com.