All set for a Hartlebury Halloween

harthall Published Thursday, 13th October 2016

Come along to Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle during October half term for a very special Halloween themed week.

From Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 October, the County Museum will play host to four fun filled days of children’s activities, 10.30am-4pm.

Children can join in autumn themed craft activities using natural materials collected from the grounds of the Castle including making boggart stick puppets, rustic mobiles and autumn crowns. Halloween themed activities are also on offer including spider web catchers, peg bats and paper plate spooks!  Activities vary daily but one autumn and one Halloween themed activity will be available each day.

And throughout the week children can have fun carving their own Halloween pumpkin to take home, and follow a spooky trail around the Museum to discover over 1,000 years of history.

Pippa Ashmore, Events 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 James' Kitchen will be serving a range of tasty treats including 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.

And for early Christmas shoppers the gift shop is well stocked with a range of unique cards, gifts and contemporary crafts.

Normal admission charges apply each day (£5 adults, £2.50 children & concessions, £13 family ticket) plus £2 per child for the days craft activities and trail, and £2.50 per person for pumpkin carving.

Visitors should call 01299 250416 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk for more information.