- VISITORS to Avoncroft Museum on Easter Sunday and Monday will be able to take part in Easter games, like egg rolling and egg and spoon races; try your hand at traditional willow weaving and archery, plus a chance to see and even hold some real fluffy chicks and ducklings! Re-enactors will be demonstrating how people celebrated Easter in times gone by. There will be no rest for our blacksmith and chainmaker, who will both be hard at work in our Forges and Chainshop. At 2.30pm on Sunday there will be a service of Easter praise in the Victorian Mission Church. Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers will be running their miniature trains both days too! Visit http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme or call 01527 831363 or 01527 831886 for more information.
- YOUNGSTERS from across Bromsgrove can show off their creative skills by taking part in a colouring competition being run by the town’s Specsavers opticians.
- The Easter-themed designs can be picked up from the High Street opticians and must be returned no later than Wednesday (March 30).
It is open for those aged 12 and under and entries will be judged by director Robina Sharif and displayed in store over Easter.
The winning entry will earn the creator a Thorntons Easter egg.
For more, go to Specsavers at 131 High Street, Bromsgrove, visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/bromsgrove or call 01527 579815.
- THERE will be an Easter Egg Hunt Bike Ride from Victoria Common in Northfield and travelling via parkland to Bournville.
All bikes, scooters, trikes and balance bikes are welcome to the event between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday (March 31).
Free bike and helmet hire is available, subject to availability.
Booking is essential for health and safety reasons.
The ride, organised by Cycle South Brum, will go at the pace of the slowest rider so nobody will be left behind.
Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for ‘Easter Egg Hunt Bike Ride’ to book places.
- YOUNGSTERS can hunt for Easter eggs at Hanbury Hall this weekend.
The Cadbury Bunny has hidden lots of the chocolatey treats around the gardens and bunny’s friends will be on hand to help youngsters find them.
Standard admission prices apply and the Easter egg hunt is £3 to enter.
THE TRANSPORT museum on Chapel Lane, Wythall, re-opens this Easter with a special treat for its visitors.
Birmingham’s number ‘1’ bus route has been running for 100 years so on Easter Monday classic buses through the years will be offering visitors the chance to travel on the historic route between Moseley and Five Ways.
Malcolm Keeley, a trustee of the museum, said: ”Our museum specialises in restoring classic buses and riding on them really makes things come alive.
“We’ll be running them at Easter not only on town trips but into the countryside too.”
Frequent classic buses will operate from Wythall on both Easter Sunday and Monday where there will also be miniature steam trains for children to be taken on a trip around the grounds.
Volunteers entirely run the museum, restoring and preserving around 100 classic buses, coaches, milk floats and bread vans, including a 1949 Wolverhampton trolleybus – powered by electricity through overhead wires.
The museum’s exhibition hall, largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, takes you through the decades.
There are games, films, and younger children can enjoy the play cabin.
Further details about the museum and when the classic buses run can be found on www.wythall.org.uk
The museum will be open at 10.30am on Easter Sunday and Monday, half an hour earlier than usual.