Autumn magic at Hartlebury Castle

Kidderminster Shuttle: Autumn magic: Museum volunteer Anna May Furness gets ready for half term. Autumn magic: Museum volunteer Anna May Furness gets ready for half term.

CHILDREN’S craft activities will be taking place during October half term for a special Autumn magic week at Worcestershire County Museum.

From Tuesday, October 29, to Friday, November 1, the county museum at Hartlebury Castle will host daily activities from 10.30am to 4pm.

Crafts will include making bird feeders, plant pot scarecrows, nature weaving and autumn scrapbooks.

On Halloween, braver children can dare to make spooky skeletons and snake mobiles.

Children will also be able carve their own Halloween pumpkin to take home or following the bright star trail around the museum where they can explore more than 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."

And at the end of half term week, on Saturday, November 2, the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust will be holding a conker championships in the grounds of the castle.

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

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