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Hartlebury Castle is delving into the world of dragons! Meet Puppet Tree Storytellers who will take you through the adventures of Chinese dragons with modern and traditional tales, enjoy craft activities, and much more!

Meet Ian, Puppet Tree Storyteller and discover the adventures of Chinese dragons.

Enjoy a fun and interactive half hour story session, repeated at:

  • 12noon
  • 2pm
  • 3pm

Using puppets, props and lots of laughs, Ian will tell you traditional and modern stories about Chinese dragons – how children frightened off Fierce Nian dragon and created Chinese New Year! How the dragon almost won the Jade Emperor’s race to have the first year of the Zodiac named after him! How the youngest of 3 brothers managed to get through the Donjin Caves and tricked the dragon Princess out of her sacred pearls! Help Ian bring the Dragon to life with music and songs!

Have a go at Archery

Test your sharpshooting skills with Rod from Pheon Archery! £2 fee.

Around the Castle you’ll find…

Dragon Quest Trail

Search for the dragons hidden around the Castle on our Dragon Trail.

Fancy Dress Chest in Great Hall

Become a knight or a princess, or even both, as you delve into our fancy dress chest with fun costumes for you to try on.

Plus enjoy Facepainting (additional charge applies), craft activities and outdoor games as you Discover Dragons at Hartlebury Castle.