Youngsters can enjoy a cracking range of activities and crafts with Juniors at Museums (JAM) club at the Red House Glass Cone this Easter.
A free Easter duck trail, where children can hunt for ducks around the site, will be available every day from Saturday 8 February to Sunday 23 April.
There’s a glass craft session for children aged five and over on Saturday 1 April where youngsters can make an Easter jar. The session costs £2.50 per jar, runs from 11.30am to 1.30pm and there’s no need to book.
There are two bookable glass fusion sessions where families with children aged five and over can make their very own creature in glass for collection at a later date. These include Easter bunnies on Tuesday 11 April and glass dragons on Wednesday 19 April. Sessions run at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm and cost £4.50 per bunny or dragon. Parents need to stay with their children during the session.
There are Easter hunts on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April with sessions running throughout the day from 10.30am. These need to be booked in advance and cost £2.50 per child.
The designer makers on site will be running various drop-in chargeable activities and the Red House Cone Coffee House will be open for business throughout Easter.
Two adult craft sessions will also be held this Easter, one at the cone and one at the Dudley Archives centre.
‘Fabric faffers’ will be held at the cone on Friday 7 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm where participants can try their hand at making pom poms in a range of materials. The session costs £5.90 and must be booked in advance.
Dudley Archives on Tipton Road will host the other adult craft class, where participants can try their hand at a spot of glass decorating using a range of techniques. The session runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm and is free but must be booked in advance.
Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for planning and economic development, said:
“We’re offering lots of fun activities to help keep families busy this Easter so there’s no need to be bored.
“As always we’re expecting these sessions to be very popular with our residents and I would encourage people to sign up quickly to the bookable ones.”
The Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, is open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 4pm at the weekends. Admission is free. Bookings can be made by calling 01384 815571. Follow the cone on twitter and facebook @redhousecone or visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums
The Archives and Local History Centre is on the Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ (next to the Black Country Living Museum).The archives service is open to visitors on the following days: Tuesday 9.30am to 5pm, Wednesday to Friday 10.30am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 4.30pm. Visit http://www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/libraries-archives/archives-and-local-history-service/ for more information.