The summer holidays may be drawing to an end, but finish on a high note with a good old-fashioned family day out Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings this Bank Holiday Monday (29th August 2016).


At the family fun day there will be costumed re-enactors in the historic buildings and visitors will be able to try their hand at traditional rural crafts including willow weaving, with crafts for children to get involved in too. The blacksmith will be in his forge and visitors can watch as he bends metal and creates iron masterpieces.  The specially-trained windmill volunteers will show visitors around inside the 19th century postmill and they can see the mechanism that grinds grain into flour.


For the more adventurous visitor you can take part in circus skills with Monty the Jester, have a go at archery, test your muscle power on the Striker Hammer, bounce the afternoon away on the bouncy castle or swing away in the vintage swing boats.


For anyone who prefers a more leisurely approach, you can take part in the traditional fairground games, have your face painted, meet the alpacas, watch the falconry display and listen to the Chuck and Harriett jazz band playing a medley of summer favorites.


Stroll around the 19 acres of beautiful Museum grounds and explore the collection of historic buildings.  The popular miniature train will be running and there will be a barbecue for those rumbling tummies. Alternatively, sample the delicious Tea Room delights, all served on pretty vintage china and before you go visit the Museum shop and take home some Avoncroft goodies.


Don’t forget that friendly dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds of Avoncroft Museum.