23rd Jun, 2017

Cracking Easter at Bromsgrove's Avoncroft Museum as thousands visit

BROMSGROVE’S Avoncroft Museum has enjoyed a cracking Easter week with more than 2,500 visitors flocking to the popular attraction.

Visitors had the chance to try their hand at soil science, pond dipping and planting in the ‘Secret Garden’.

Other activities included build a bird scarer and listening to the garden story trail.

Avoncroft director Simon Carter said “We’ve had a great Easter and people have been loving our garden related activities.

“There were more that 200 visitors each day during the first week and on holiday Monday almost 1,000 people attended, with some traveling from Yorkshire.

“More than 50 families became members of the museum over the holiday period.”

On Easter Monday (April 17) visitors could enjoy pony rides, swing boats, fairground stalls, egg decorating and archery, whilst entertainment was provided by a jazz band.

Characters including Monty the Jester and the Easter Bunny also provided plenty of fun.

This week visitors have been able to participate in natural world activities including hunt for bugs and mini beasts, build a bug and follow the bug trail, whilst demonstrations have also been held in the windmill and blacksmith’s forge.

Visit www.avoncroft.org.uk for more on the museum and its events.