Animal Encounters at the County Museum this Easter

Darcey Chambers, from Malvern, with one of the racing ferrets
Darcey Chambers, from Malvern, with one of the racing ferrets
Published Friday, 23rd March 2018

This Easter, Worcestershire County Museum in Hartlebury Castle will host a range of animal themed events kicking off with the Animal Encounters event on Easter Monday 11am-4pm.

There will be a variety of creatures to get up close to, including meerkats, skunks and armadillos. There will also be a chance to observe and handle creepy crawlies such as snakes, scorpions and spiders.


Visitors can also enjoy watching ferret racing with the Heart of England Ferret Association or pretend to be Robin Hood with Pheon Archery who will be offering have-a-go archery for adults and children alike.


Smaller visitors can join in the Easter Egg Hunt, get their faces painted, and try craft activities where they can make a paper meerkat and a peg panda to take home.


Pippa Ashmore, Worcestershire County Council’s Events Officer said: “It's not often you get a chance to see all these types of creatures up close and in one place but at our event visitors will meet everything from snakes and spiders to meerkats and ferrets.  Plus some of the animals you will be able to touch and hold so it's a real opportunity for a unique and memorable day out."


There will also be the Animal Trail around the museum for visitors to enjoy following.


The Animal Explorer Trail will continue on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the rest of the two week Easter holiday and each of these days there will be a chance to make two animal themed crafts using a variety of materials.


Hartlebury Castle's new Café, 'The Bishops Table', will also be open for Easter serving a tasty range of meals and snacks, and visitors will be able to take a look at some of the newly re-developed areas of the Castle site ahead of the main launch on 7 May.


The big bank holiday event will run from 11am-4pm on Monday 2 April, with the Animal Explorer Trail and animal themed craft activities continuing on 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th and 12th of April.


For admission charges please contact the museum on 01299 250416 or check our website