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Hartlebury Castle is welcoming visitors this Spring with a range of exciting family activities. From Tuesday 12 to Sunday 24 April, families can enjoy seasonal activities including a Spring Trail and crafts during the week and take part in an Egg Hunt on the Easter bank holiday weekend.
During the Easter holidays, children can get creative with drop-in craft sessions between 11am-4pm, Tuesday to Thursday each week. Craft activities vary across the fortnight and include making Easter wreaths, decorating pots, planting seeds, painting pebbles, and crafting daffodils to take home. Visitors can also explore the Castle whilst learning all about the season with a fun Spring Trail.
Events and Visitor Services Officer, Pippa Ashmore said: “The Castle is always lovely in Spring, when the grounds are in bloom and picnics can be enjoyed. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone and seeing the children’s imaginations blossom with our craft activities.” She added “The spring crafts are always popular and we’ve chosen some of the children’s favourites this year.”
Over the Easter Weekend from 11am-5pm, guests can join in the Easter Eggstravaganza, and take part in the Castle’s new Easter egg hunt. The egg hunts will take place twice a day at 11.30am and 2pm, with all entrants receiving a chocolate egg prize. Families can spot the Easter bunny, listen to themed stories in the Carriage Circle and enter the daily competition to win the extra-large chocolate egg. The Spring Trail will also continue over the weekend, so there is plenty to explore inside and out.
Operations Manager, Chantel Summerfield said, “This is the first time we’ve held an Easter egg hunt weekend; it is fantastic that we are able to offer one this year. We are so excited to see all the children hunting for the hidden eggs – many will contain surprises!” There are limited spaces for the egg hunt and tickets should be purchased online.
Hartlebury Castle’s Easter celebrations run from Tuesday 12 – 24 April. Craft activities are available each Tuesday to Thursday, 11am-4pm, and cost an additional £2.50. The Easter Eggstravaganza takes place Friday 15 – Monday 18 April, 11am-5pm, and costs an additional £5. Whole site admission applies in all cases. For more information visit www.hartleburycastle.com/events.
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About Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust:
HCPT is a registered charity and was formed to help preserve the historic Castle and its valuable assets – in particular, the Hurd Library. The Hurd Library was purpose built for Richard Hurd, Bishop of Worcester, in 1782 and houses a nationally important collection of books, including a New Testament which was given to Alexander Pope by Jonathan Swift, and a 1611 edition of Spenser’s works, which was owned by John Dryden and then Alexander Pope.
About Museums Worcestershire:
Museums Worcestershire is a joint service between Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire City Council, responsible for running the County Museum at Hartlebury, the Commandery, and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.