Where: Oriel y Parc, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
What it is?
Britain’s smallest city is set for a spectacular sight again this year as life-size dragons line the streets to celebrate St David’s Day. The parade, organised by staff at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre, will see dragons join the more traditional pilgrims and costumed Welsh folk.
Speaking of the parade, Oriel y Parc’s Manager Julie Rogers said: “Schools, youth groups and playgroups are all welcome to come and claim a dragon’s head, decorate a train and join the parade.”
“The parade will be led by the Air Training Corps band, and will hopefully be just as much, if not even more, of a success. Those involved will parade from Oriel y Parc, down to Cross Square before returning to Oriel y Parc.”
“Members of the public are encouraged to join the parade on the day as well, providing that they are suitably attired, for example in Welsh costume or dragon’s outfits.”
Oriel y Parc will be hosting Creative Fusion Crafts events until March 1st. There will also be all-day drop-in craft session in the Discovery Room on February 25th (costs £2 per child).
On St Davids Day on March 1st at twelve noon there will be a unique chance to see the sunlight on the St Davids Stone at Oriel y Parc. Follow up this truly Welsh experience with a two-mile bilingual walk taking in St Non’s and Porthclais with National Park Ranger Phil Lees.
More info: www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk