Celebrate St George’s Day at Bolling Hall with a fabulous Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Bradford Council-run museum is holding the free event on Sunday 23 April between 11am and 3pm.

The volunteer Bolling Hall Gardeners will be on hand to help you plant your own summer bulb in a pot that you’ve decorated, which you’ll then be able to take home.

Get your face painted with a blossom-themed design, then have your photo taken with the Blossom Flower Fairy who will be flying in for a special visit, you may even get to join in with a fairy dance.

Make a handcrafted tissue blossom to take home and join in a flower-themed children’s story-time in the library.

A balloon modeller will be making flowers in celebration of spring and dragons and swords in celebration of St George’s Day.

The Rainbow Morris Dancers will be performing in celebration of Spring, in the gardens, which are filled with fabulous cherry trees in full blossom.

Visitors will also be able to meet Frances Tempest, Lady of the House, as she takes them on a tour of her home, the museum! Mrs. Tempest is played by the visitor, Sheila Lansdell.

All finished off with samosas, tea, and cake which will be available in the museum’s ‘Cold Kitchen’.

The event is suitable for all the family, children must be accompanied by an adult and are free, but donations on a pay-as-you-feel basis are always welcome to cover the cost of bulbs and pots.

James Steward, Museums and Galleries Manager at Bradford Council said: “The cherry blossom at Bolling Hall which is so beautiful in Spring was the inspiration for this fun family-friendly festival. I’m sure everyone will have a great time exploring the grounds and the museum and taking part in all the activities.”

For more information about Bradford Council’s Museums and Galleries visit www.bradfordmuseums.org