All Set For A Fun Half Term At Hartlebury Castle
Article created on 18th October 2013
Come along to Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle during October half term for a very special 'Autumn Magic' week.
From Tuesday, 29 October to Friday, 1 November, the County Museum, will play host to a week of fun children’s craft activities with activities taking place every day between 10.30am and 4pm.
Children can join in Autumn themed craft activities including making bird feeders, plant pot scarecrows, nature weaving and autumn scrapbooks. On Halloween itself (the Thursday) braver children can dare to make spooky skeletons and snake mobiles. Activities vary daily but three different ones will be available each day.
And throughout the week children can have fun carving their own Halloween pumpkin to take home or following the Bright Star trail around the Museum where they can explore over 1,000 years of history.
Rachel Robinson, Worcestershire County Council's Visitor Services Officer said: "Our half term craft activities are a great way to spend the holidays, there are fun and creative activities for all to enjoy covering the themes of Autumn and Halloween. This year will also see the return of our very popular pumpkin carving sessions."
Throughout the week the Castle Kitchen Café will be serving a range of tasty treats including some autumn specials and spooky cakes. After lunch children can let off steam in the nature reserve where the trees will be turning fantastic shades of red and gold.
For early Christmas shoppers the gift shop is well stocked with a range of unique cards, gifts and contemporary crafts.
And at the end of half term week (Saturday, 2 November) The Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust will be holding a Cocker Championships in the grounds of the Castle, so bring along your biggest, strongest conkers and get involved.
Admission charges apply each day (£5 adults, £2.50 children & concessions, £13 family ticket) plus £1 per child for a full day's activities and a small charge for pumpkin carving. Visitors should call 01299 250416 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk for more information on the County Museum’s daily programme of activities vary each day.