Free event Family friendly


Dress up and spread your wings with Ilbert on his first ever Dragon Parade at Pontefract Castle! Come in your own dragon outfit or visit the activity zone to make dazzling dragon mask puppets and dragon callers.

Meet Ilbert the Dragon and take to the stage for the parade at 2pm. It’ll be roarsome!


11am – 3pm, drop-in

Parade at 2pm

*10am – 11am SEND families session: SEND families are welcome at all of our sessions but we are running this earlier SEND session for those families who require a more relaxed atmosphere, with restricted numbers. Book onto this session at

Dragon Parade! is part of the Dragon Egg Week at Pontefract Castle, running from Saturday 1st April to Monday 10th April. Help Ilbert the Dragon find all of his eggs on a FREE new trail available every day!

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH