Croome welcomed hundreds of Mischief Makers for a day of family fun

Croome Published Friday, 3rd August 2018

Hundreds of Mischief Makers from across Worcestershire enjoyed fun activities at National Trust Croome at the second Summer Reading Challenge activity day.

Organised by Worcestershire Libraries and Learning Service, the day saw hundreds of children and families enjoying the scorching weather at one of the most stunning properties in the county.


The day rewarded those who have already read two books as part of the challenge or those who signed up on the day.


There was something for everybody with talks from the world famous author Jonathan Meres, creator of The World of Norm series, Hip Hop poetry from shortlisted Birmingham Poet Laureate Kurly McGeachie as well as LEGO workshops, performances from Secret City Arts and story walks taking families around the beautiful parkland.


Author Jonathan Meres said: "It was fantastic to meet so many eager young readers. It was a wonderful event, in a truly stunning location."


Poet Kurly McGeachie said: “It was a fun and adventurous day for all children and adults, with story walks along the beautiful Croome views, people clicking together in the Lego tent, meeting authors, beat boxing, writing poems, exploring the house and more. The Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge is such an enriching day out.”


Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Communities at Worcestershire County Council, added: "We have had thousands of children from all over Worcestershire sign up so far and we are not even close to the end. There is still plenty of time to join in this wonderful challenge and keep your child's passion for reading continuing throughout the summer. Simply pop in to your local library and speak to a member of staff who will sign you up."

The next Summer Reading Challenge day at Croome is taking place on Wednesday, 22 August and is free entry to those who have read four books as part of the challenge. 


August's special guest author is the very talented Kita Mitchell, author of Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny, who will be giving a talk as well as doing a book signing.


The fantastic and hugely popular Kurly McGeachie will be returning with more of his hip hop poetry as well as Secret City Arts, LEGO workshops and story walks around the beautiful Croome grounds.