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ALL SET FOR A HARTLEBURY HALLOWEEN

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

From Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 October, the County Museum, will play host to four fun filled days of children’s activities, 10.30am to 4pm.

Children can join in autumn & Halloween themed craft activities including making boggart stick puppets, autumn leaf wreaths and mini witches and wizards. 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 the Café will be serving a range of tasty treats and 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 £3 per person for pumpkin carving. Visitors should call 01299 250416 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk for more information.

Complimenting the County Museum’s popular activities, there will also be two events hosted by Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. On Wednesday 25 October, 7-9pm children can have a go at stargazing with Bromsgrove Astronomical Society and create their very own pictures using torches and photography. The event costs £3 per child who must be accompanied by an adult (free) and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Booking required, call 01299 250797 or email activities@hartleburycastle.com

On Saturday 28 October 11am – 4pm, families can drop in and take part in the Hartlebury Hackathon. The Hackathon will use exciting technology including 3D printing and vacuum moulding to explore the museum’s history. Entry and participation is free as part of Craft Council England’s Make Shift Do programme, however does not include access to the main museum..

For more info visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk