Forthcoming events

  • All events 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!

 

 

September 

Joust!

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September

Thundering hooves and the clash of lances against shields! Knights in armour and fair ladies with favours.

Be part of the kiddie drills and see the knight practice their skill at arms drills. Visit the tented medieval village and between bouts talk to the knights, ladies, squires and meet the horses.

An awesome spectacle for all the family!

 

Knights jousting on horseback

 

 

October 

Workshop: herbal remedies through the ages

Sunday 2nd October, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Tickets £25 – Fully booked.

Explore how medieval herbal remedies were prepared and find out more about the beliefs that surrounded them. Our expert practitioner will guide you through how and why many herbal remedies were used and relate this to the present day use of a wide range of plant-based tinctures, ointments and draughts.

Learn how to produce your own infusions and creams and take samples home with you. The cost includes materials for the course and lunch in our award-winning Tea Room.  For more  information, please contact our Lifelong Learning Officer on courses@avoncroft.org.uk

 

Apple Day

Sunday 9th October

Celebrate Apple Day with us this year and enjoy a great day out with family and friends. We’ve gone apple mad at Avoncroft and have apple crafts to try, an apple peel challenge, making mini toffee apples, making biscuits and willow weaving for everyone to get involved in. There is lots to keep the younger apple enthusiasts entertained, including pony rides, archery and traditional funfair rides (additional charges apply).

 

For the adults there is lots to keep you busy – attend the service in the Mission Church at 3.00pm, get some of your own apple harvest pressed the traditional way and join in to the toasting of the apple trees in our orchard. We also have live music, basket weaving and you can get your hands on our delicious Avoncroft honey and Avoncroft flour!

 

Young girl drinking apple juice in the Toll House next to a harvest table

 

Halloween Half Term

Tuesday 25th October – Sunday 30th October.

Creep down to Avoncroft this half term for ‘spook-tacular’ fun. Make your own witch’s broomstick, listen to Tales from the Crypt, ride the Ghost Train (Tuesday only – charge applies), create your own creepy crafts, brave the hidden horrors trail and carve your own pumpkin (£4).
Dont forget to see if you can frighten the Avoncroft staff by wearing your best Halloween costume!

 

Halloween fun at Avoncroft

 

 

Trick or Treat

Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th & Monday 31st October – Tours start from 6.30pm, last tour 9.00pm.

Are you brave enough to trick or treat with us? If so join us on Saturday,Sunday or Monday night when we have a ghoulish evening planned for you!

This is a fun event, however there will be scares (and sweets), parental discretion is advised as it may not be suitable for very young visitors and people of a sensitive disposition.

Tickets are £8 each for non-members and £6 each for members. Please call to book on 01527 831363. Early booking is advised as this event always sells out!

 

Avoncroft Halloween graveyard

 

 

November

Workshop: Christmas wreath making

Tuesday 15th November, 10.00am – 1.00pm, £10 (£5 members)

Willow wreaths and kissing boughs are a traditional adornments for the home over the festive season. Steeped in history and cultural significance, these attractive items welcome visitors to your door.

Learn how to make and decorate a Christmas wreath. The structure will last for years and can be redecorated each year to provide that personal touch.

Not only will you have your own creation to take home with you, but you will also learn the basic willow weaving skills to make other items.

The course will be run by our own creative tutors.  All materials and light refreshments from our award- winning Tea Room are provided.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

 

Workshop: family Christmas pudding making

Sunday 20th November.  Tickets £15.

Following the enormous success of the full course last year, we are offering families the opportunity to take part in the traditional stirring of the pudding – without all the hassle. We provide the ingredients, the bowl and even steam the pudding for you.  Follow our traditional recipe or make your very own version by using your favourite ingredients and leaving out the ones you’re not so keen on!  You know what is in the pudding, soall of your family can enjoy this popular Christmas tradition.  All ingredients are provided and you can pick the steamed pudding up from our shop a few days later.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

 

 

Workshop: Christmas pudding making

Tuesday 22nd November.  Tickets £25.

Following its enormous success last year, we are running this course again.

“Inspiring” was amongst many words of praise for this course run by the professional steamed pudding maker, Don Bridges, of “The Pudding Shop” in Upton-upon-Severn.  Don will guide you through the ingredients and their uses, as well as the traditions of the Christmas pudding in a friendly, fun and productive course.  All materials and seasonal light refreshments are provided and you can pick up your steamed pudding a few days after the course.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

 

December

Workshop: Christmas decorations & gifts

Thursday 1st December, 10.00am – 12.30pm. Tickets £15 (£10 for members)

This excellent course, run by our experienced tutor, proved very successful last year and participants said that it “exceeded expectations”.  Spend the morning making a range of hand crafted traditional Christmas decorations and gifts.  All materials are provided along with seasonal light refreshments.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

 

Candlelit Christmas

Saturday 3rd December

 

 

 

* Windmill sailing: weather permitting, our team of volunteers will sail the windmill and visitors can see it in action. If the weather is not suitable, volunteers will be available to show visitors around the windmill.

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