On Saturday 15th July there will be free St Anne’s Day celebrations in the BS4 area of Bristol – all with a medieval theme!
The celebrations include a medieval pageant where children, families and other revelers will walk through the beautiful green Nightingale Valley to St Anne’s Woods, guided by storyteller, Michael Loader and Medieval musicians, Bygonz.
Once at St Anne’s Well in the woods, all will enjoy a community picnic where there will be more activities to entertain the kids!
The medieval pageant and picnic is an annual community celebration, and leads to St Anne’s well since this was once one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in the British Isles.
It was visited by noble men and royalty, sailors and merchants and good old Bristol Folk and King Henry VII is also known to have visited the Chapel of St. Anne in the Wood on pilgrimage.
Saturday’s medieval pageant will start at 12 noon from the Kings Arms pub in Brislington or 12.30pm from the Hill Lawn entrance to Nightingale Valley and the picnic in St Anne’s Woods will begin at around 2pm.
Do bring along some food and drink to enjoy at the picnic.
All are welcome to come along to the free celebrations – medieval costume is encouraged!
For more family-friendly fun in Bristol this weekend, please head over to the Bristol Mum Facebook page.