FORTHCOMING EVENTS All events listed below are at the standard Museum admission prices, unless otherwise stated (some on-site activities have an additional cost). Members come in free to the Museum during usual opening times (this excludes ticketed performances or evening events, but we will offer a discounted membership rate where possible). To book tickets please call the Museum on 01527 831363 or visit the Museum shop during opening hours. Occasionally events may be subject to change, please check back here for the latest information or like us on Facebook. July – September School Summer Holidays Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August Come and join us for six weeks jam-packed with family fun for all ages! We are celebrating three themes throughout the six weeks holidays: The Great Outdoors Week One – Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July & Week Four – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August: Following on from our family camping event, we will be utilising our 19 acre setting and exploring the great outdoors! Come and join in activities including, but not limited to: Bug hunts Animal trails Forest fun Make your own woodland critter … and much more! Bygone Buildings Week Two – Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August & Week Five – Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August: Come and celebrate our range of historical buildings by joining in fun activities including: Lego construction Brickmaking Building in Art competition Construction trails …. and more Historical Hygiene Week Three – Monday 5th – Friday 9th August & Week Six – Monday 26th – Friday 30th August We’ll be taking a step back in time and investigating how people lived (and smelled!) hundreds of years ago! Come and join in : Soap making & nosegays in our Tudor Town House Victorian washing displays Privies of the past trail The differences between rich and poor hygiene in bygone times … and more. As well as all this, there will also be regular train rides on the miniature railway* (Tues-Thurs) and pony rides* (on selected days and times). *Some activities may incur a small additional cost. Watch this space for further details on our August Bank Holiday family fun event! August Bank Holiday Family Fun Day Monday 26th August Join us for a fun-filled family day here at Avoncroft! To celebrate the summer bank holiday there will be a host of great family entertainment, including: Family friendly Bumper Carz – a child friendly version of the ever popular dodgems. As long as riders are able to sit cross legged, they are ready to whizz, spin and bump their way around the track. Fantastic fun for children of all ages! Pony rides Face Painting Miniature train rides Musical Mayhem Have-a-go Archery Fair ground rides BBQ And family friendly games and activities! September Medieval Joust Weekend! Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th September Step back in time & experience the thrill of a medieval joust at Avoncroft Museum! There will be thundering hooves and all the thrills of a traditional medieval jousting tournament at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September. Travel back in time to 1459, watch Avoncroft transform into a medieval village for the weekend and learn all about the Battle of Bewdley Bridge. Each day, skilled re-enactors will be demonstrating horseback skills, weapons drills and activities for younger visitors, all round the living history camps which form the centrepiece of the event. The highlight of the weekend will be the ‘Joust’ contests where courageous riders and their highly-trained horses take part in dramatic one-to-one combat to test their honour and win the favour of the audience. Between bouts, visitors will be able to visit the tented medieval village to talk to the knights, ladies, and squires and meet the horses. Visitors can also enjoy archery competitions, battle re-enactments and see the knights practice their mounted skill at arms drills. There will also be plenty of opportunity for visitors to stroll around the beautiful 19 acre grounds at Avoncroft Museum and explore the collection of 30 rescued and restored buildings, immersing themselves in medieval history. Gates open at 10.30am and the Museum closes at 5pm. Entry to the event is at the usual Museum admission price: £11 for adults, £9.90 for seniors and £6.60 for children (under 5s are free) and a family tickets is priced at just £33. Some activities on site may have an additional charge. October Halloween Trick or Treat Fright Nights We will be hosting our ever-popular Halloween Trick or Treat Fright Nights this October, with a ‘Night of the Living Dead’ theme. Dates to be confirmed. Watch this space for more details and ticketing information! October Half Term Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November Come and join us for lots of spooktacular fun, including pumpkin carving, Halloween trails and more. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for further details! November Avoncroft Fest-of-Ale Saturday 16th November, 5-11pm We will be hosting our first ever Avoncroft ‘Fest-of-Ale’ this November! Surrounded by our historic buildings, come and sample a selection of hand-picked ales, ciders and perries, enjoy a selection of breads and cheeses and music in our New Guesten Hall. Admission cost: £5 entrance charge (pre-purchased tickets) includes programme and two halves (three halves for card-carrying CAMRA members). So come along and eat, drink and be merry!