SLIDESHOW: Dragon parade in Bury St Edmunds offers taste of festival at West Stow
Dragons in all their glory will be fascinating visitors to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village this weekend when it hosts its Dragon Festival.
The mythical creatures, whose stories may have sprung fron tales of dinosaurs, are at the heart of the event which boasts its own Waes Hael Anglo Saxon pub offering specially brewed Crafty Dragon blonde beer from The Brewshed in Bury St Edmunds.
On Wednesday a 16 metre Chinese dragon, handmade by school children from Bury St Edmunds, was paraded around the town before going on display at the festival.
The project involved more than 600 children who made 600 lanterns and mini dragons while youngsters from Horringer Court School created a dragon’s nest at the village.
The weekend will feature costumed re-enactments of Beowulf and the Dragon, there will be a reptile road show, storytelling, face painting, kite making, archery, a dragon egg hunt and dragon artifacts on show at the museum,
Tomorrow there will be raptor flight displays while on Sunday a ‘living’ 7ft tall baby T-Rex makes an appearance.
People are welcome to come along wearing dragon themed costumes.
To book a place and obtain more go to www,whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk