Plenty to do across Bromsgrove in the Easter holidays

By Tristan Harris Friday 11 April 2014 Updated: 11/04 20:13

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YOUNGSTERS in Bromsgrove and Droitwich who are looking for something to do over the Easter break will have plenty of activities to take part in.

► AT AVONCROFT Museum, Circus Kevin will be running circus skills between 11am and 3pm from Tuesday to Thursday (April 15 to 17).

There will also be a themed trail around the museum grounds and lots of craft activities.

Then on the Easter bank holiday, there will be more fun for all the family with the Mad Hatter’s weekend. Once again, on Easter Sunday and Monday (April 20 and 21) there will be traditional crafts and activities with a Wonderland theme. There will also be windmill sailing.

Then, beween 11am and 3pm from the following Tuesday to Thursday (April 22 to 24), there will be magic and trickery with Magic Bob - activities, crafts, balloon modelling and games.

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► THERE will be creative goings on with clay at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre in Hanbury where pottery workshops will be held for those five and over.

On Wednesday (April 16), youngsters can make Easter chicks and the Wednesday after (April 23), they can design some dragons to celebrate St George’s Day.

All work created will be kiln-fired at a later date.

Sessions will be between 10,30am and 11.45am and from 1pm to 2.15pm.

Jinney Ring owner Amanda Sunter said: “Clay is always a firm favourite with children and with the topical themes and expert guidance from the team of potters, they’re sure to be a roaring success.”

Those wanting more details can call The Pottery Workshop on 01527 821546.

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►THE MUSEUM on the Move will be at Bromsgrove Library between 10am and 3pm on Wednesday (April 16).

Visitors can book half-hour slots between those times for Made Here, which is a travelling cross-curricular, chronological tour of the arts, industries, food and facts that make the counties of Worcestershire and Warwickshire work.

It can accommodate up to ten people per half-hour and children must be accompanied by an adult.

To visit the exhibition, book a time by visiting Bromsgrove Library or by calling 01905 822722.

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►YOUNGSTERS will be able to meet the Easter Bunny and take part in numerous activities in Sanders Park next Sunday (April 20).

Because of the improvements currently being made on the High Street, the council has moved the event to the park and the fun will be held between 12midday and 4pm.

Among the entertainment for young people to get involved in will be an Easter Trail, Zumba and street dance workshops.

There will also be performances from circus acts, a brass band, a Celebration Reed and a Rock Choir.

The event will also mark St George’s Day which falls on the following Wednesday (April 23).

Val Wilson, Bromsgrove District Council’s events officer, said: “The activities and entertainment on offer at our double celebration event, plus the beautiful location at Sanders Park mean its set to be a fun day out for all the family.

“Come on down and don’t miss out.”

For more information, email events@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk or contact the arts and events team on 01527 534030.

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►A COLOURING competition, challenging children to design an Easter egg, is being held by Specsavers in Bromsgrove.

The egg template can be picked up from the High Street store and the completed sheets must be returned by next Saturday (April 19).

The winner, who will receive a giant Easter egg, will be chosen on April 21.

Those in second and third places will also receive a reward for their hard work.

Store director Mark Gibson said staff were looking forward to see the colorful entries.

For more, visit www.specsavers.co.uk/bromsgrove or call 01527 579815.

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