Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle is getting into the festive spirit this December with its annual 'Christmas at the Castle' weekend.
Christmas at the Castle will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December (11am-4.00pm).
One of the highlights of the day will be the chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive a special gift.
Children can take part in a variety of craft activities including making a Christmas dove decoration, designing a mosaic coaster, getting their face painted and writing a letter to Father Christmas.
Come and stir the Christmas pudding and make pomanders in the Castle's Scullery with the housemaid, who will be busy preparing food for the festive season and needs some help! Out in the Carriage Circle the Castle's Coachman will be offering horse & carriage rides.
Join our Dickensian duo, Noel and Carol Christmas, in the Castle's Georgian Saloon for some traditional family fun, where children can jingle sleigh bells and join in with Christmas songs. Joey the Juggler will be here to entertain families with his balloon modelling and juggling skills, while his friend Looby Lou will be painting faces.
Adults can take time to browse a wider selection of craft and gift stalls in the newly decorated Great Hall this year, and the whole family can enjoy the changing programme of entertainment from local choirs and musical groups.
Families wanting their money to go further this Christmas will be pleased to hear that entrance to the event is just £13 for a family of four. A pop up Café will also be in operation whilst the new Café is being completed ready for next year.
Pippa Ashmore, Events Officer, said: "Christmas is all about enjoying ourselves and spending time with loved ones. The County Museum offers the perfect atmosphere for some traditional festive fun and entertainment. With family tickets at an affordable £13 our Christmas at the Castle weekend is a great way to have a full, fun, family day out."
Admission to the museum costs £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and concessions. There is a £13 family ticket available (two adults and two children). Visits to Father Christmas cost £3.50 per child.
For more information about the festive weekends or about the County Museum, contact 01299 250416 or see www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk