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Because of its location there is so much nearby to get out and about and see.

Go Back in Time

Avoncroft Museum is one of the longest running and successful museums showcasing 700 years of the history of the Midlands with original restored buildings and a miniature railway which runs every Tuesday until the end of October, courtesy of Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers.  The award-winning Edwardian tea room is a great place to relax with friends or family and enjoy the scrumptious selection of cakes or a light lunch on vintage china. They use fresh, local produce whenever possible which includes produce from the museum’s own period gardens.  This half term, Avoncroft has gone all gothic!  From 30th October until 2nd November you can create your own gothic gargoyle to take home, weave a woollen spider’s web or make a scary mask!  If you’re brave enough, listen to some spooky tales before going on the hunt for the bones of a couple of careless skeletons that have gotten lost on the Bone Collector children’s trail!  It is advised to book your place for selected craft activities when you arrive, and additional charges will apply for some activities.

Get Artsy!

Artrix is a fantastic community-centric arts centre in Bromsgrove, delivering a diverse and accessible arts and entertainment programme.  You can get involved in or see live screenings, music, comedy, theatre, dance, visual arts and film.  Artrix offers a variety of workshops for children, teenagers and adults to get involved in, as well as having a 300-seat auditorium, a café with a free soft play area for children aged 0-3 years as well as free Wi-Fi access!  This half-term, our top recommendations are Mark Thompson’s “Spectacular Science Show” which sets out to prove once and for all that science simply isn’t dull!  Nick Sharratt, illustrator of the famous Tracy Beaker books shows you how to draw Tracy herself in his interactive workshop.  Or get on down to the Halloween bubble disco on 4th November to show off your moves with glow sticks, DJ music and, of course, bubbles!

Try Something Adventurous.

The Ackers Adventure Centre offers so many activities ranging from skiing, abseiling, archery to climbing, kayaking and zip lining!  Because the centre is a charity, it means that a lot of the activities are subsidised for residents of the local areas, so it’s definitely worth checking the website first, because your postcode could mean you benefit from a significant discount. 

One of the most popular activities is the “Jungle Challenge” where you test your sense of balance, mental and physical strength over a series of man-made obstacles through the undergrowth, in-between trees, across suspension bridges, over hurdles, through tunnels, and over seesaws!