September 29th, 2016

Go back in time this bank holiday at Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum

Go back in time this bank holiday at Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum Go back in time this bank holiday at Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum
Updated: 4:37 pm, Aug 25, 2016

THERE will be plenty for visitors of all ages to do at Avoncroft Museum when the popular venue holds a family fun day on bank holiday Monday (August 29).

Costumed re-enactors in each of the historic buildings will be turning back time and visitors will be able to try their hand at a host of traditional rural crafts, including willow weaving.

The blacksmith will be in his forge, demonstrating how he bends metal and creates his masterpieces, and there will be specially trained volunteers in the 19th century windmill showing off their skills and turning grain into flour.

There will be numerous activities for children to join in with, such as crafts and circus skills – provided by Monty the Jester.

Youngsters can also have their faces painted, have a go at archery, enjoy traditional fairground games, test their muscle power on the striker hammer, bounce the afternoon away on the bouncy castle or swing away on the swing boats.

There will be alpacas to take a closer look at, a falconry display and mellow summer music provided by the renowned Chuck Harriet jazz band.

If all that was not enough, the popular miniature railway will be running, there will be a barbecue and the traditional tea room will be open.

Dogs are welcome but should be on leads.

Visit www.avoncroft.org.uk for more information.

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