Events

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre holds many different events throughout the year.

These can link in with National Days or initiatives, seasonal themes or exhibitions that are on display at the museum, or just fun-filled events for all the family to enjoy. With such a variety of events there is something for everybody!

Mon 19 to Sun 25 August 2019

SUMMER FUN: NATURE’S SECRETS

As August draws to a close, we’re going on a scavenger hunt! Bring your empty egg boxes and see how many different types of leaves, flowers or fruits the little ones can find around the site. Use all of your senses and watch out for nettles! This is your chance to let your imagination and curiosity run wild!

 

Wed 21 August 2019: 10.00am, 11.45am and 2.00pm

CREATE, BUILD, LEARN WORKSHOPS

Create, Build, Learn return to Forge Mill to deliver 90 minute expert-led workshops which teach children how to use LEGO pieces to allow their ideas to come to life!

This will be followed by LEGO crafts and activities for children around the site.

CHILDREN £5.00 – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Please contact the museum to book places.

Mon 26 to Sat 31 August 2019

SUMMER FUN: MONK-Y BUSINESS

The lives of the monks in Bordesley Abbey have returned to normal, but there is still plenty to keep the little ones busy as they hunt down the missing treasure!

NORMAL ENTRY FEE APPLIES

Quill, Ink and Tile-Making – discover how to use a quill and ink, or make some authentic medieval tiles to take home. These additional fun activities for children will take place at various times during the week, as listed below. These optional activities are available at just 50p per child. No need to book – just come and join in!

Wed 28 August, 11.30am and 2.30pm
Thu 29 August, 11.30am and 2.30pm
Fri 30 August, 11.30am and 2.30pm

Fri 30 August 2019: 11.00am to 4.00pm

SCOUR II ART PROJECT: ONE DAY ART WORK AND WORKSHOP

Explore the historic landscape of the South Arrow Valley Park. Get inspired using all your senses during a two-hour gentle walk.

Afternoon workshop to make your own map: drawing, collage and mono-print.

No art experience needed, please bring a curious mind and stout shoes for the walk.

ADULTS £15.00. FAMILIES WELCOME, CHILDREN FREE
Please contact the museum to book places.

Sat 31 August 2019: 4.15pm for 5.00pm performance

OUTDOOR THEATRE: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad!

Come and join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in Quantum Theatre’s brand new adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic – a treat for all the family!

Gates open at 4.15pm for picnics. The performance begins at 5.00pm. Please bring your own blankets and seats for the show.

Read associated flyer (pdf)

ADULTS £9.00, CHILDREN £4.50
Please contact the museum on 01527 62509 in advance to book tickets.

Sun 15 September 2019: 11.00am to 4.00pm

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

A day to celebrate our local heritage. Come and enjoy:

  • Motor bikes from the Royal Enfield owners Club
  • Model boats
  • Live music from Indigo Arts
  • Exhibition from the Redditch local history society

Refreshments will be available from the Coffee Bar.

ADMISSION FREE
Includes entry into the museum

Sat 30 November and Sun 1 December 2019: 11.00am to 3.00pm

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Step back in time and join us to celebrate a traditional Christmas. Victorian entertainment will provide the festive atmosphere whilst you browse amongst a variety of food and craft stalls to choose unique Christmas gifts.

There will also be the opportunity to visit Father Christmas in his grotto as well as take part in some children’s creative crafts.

  • A variety of craft stalls providing unique Christmas gifts
  • Traditional carol singing with Indigo Arts Heritage Group
  • Visit Father Christmas in his grotto
  • Mulled wine and roasted chestnuts
  • Victorian entertainment
  • Christmas crafts for children

A truly traditional Christmas event for all ages!

ADULTS £1.00, CHILDREN FREE

01527 62509

Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Needle Mill Lane
Riverside
Redditch
B98 8HY

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