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In this play-based workshop, pupils will undertake a series of tasks to reveal the golden dragon’s egg. They will then hear the tale of a very brave, kind girl who saved a dragon.


PS 1-3

KS 1-2


Pupils will be given the opportunity to engage their imagination to be taken back to time of brave knights and dragons. Sir Jay, the knight will introduce a series of games for the pupils to play and tell a dramatic tale in an interactive, exciting workshop.

Though designed specifically for the Foundation Phase, these sessions can easily be adapted for older pupils.


The workshop will last for 60 minutes or less if required. The guided tour lasts approximately 50 minutes though a shorter tour of 30 mins is recommended for younger children who may find the spiral stairs in one of the towers difficult to negotiate. There will be time allowed for lunch and to take advantage of the other aspects that are included in the visit (see below).

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, your pupils will have:

  • Learnt about the qualities and skills that would have been essential for a knight.
  • Seen some of the equipment that a knight would have used, including armour and a sword.
  • Listened to a story about a knight and a dragon and have had the opportunity to play a part in that story.
  • Taken part in a series of games and activities to encourage imagination and team work.
Links to the National Curriculum

Language Literacy and Communication (Wales)

  • Expressing ourselves through language is key to communication.


  • Enquiry, exploration, and investigation inspire curiosity about the world, it’s past, present, and future.
  • Events and human experiences are complex and are perceived, interpreted, and represented in different ways.

Key Stage 1 & 2 (England)

  • English – Spoken Language.

What Else is Included in Your Visit

  • A tour of the House that will take children around some of the highly decorated, colourful rooms that were designed by the architect, William Burges. His designs are from the Victorian period but reflect Burges’ vision of how the interior of a medieval Castle would have been.
  • Use of the Audio Guide that has been written especially for children, downloadable free in advance.
  • Access to areas of the Grounds including the Keep, the Battlements and Wartime Shelters.
  • A Visit to Firing Line – Museum of the Welsh Soldier (Military Museum in the Interpretation Centre). Please note: Firing Line is independently managed and any activities offered are not a part of Cardiff Castle’s Education Service. Visits may not be possible on certain days, or may incur an additional charge.


029 2087 8110


Enquiry: Dragon Tales

Please let our Education Office know if you have any questions about the Dragon Tales workshop.