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Autumn Fair for families at RAF Museum

Published on: 30 September 2022

This October half term, the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands will host a new seasonal Autumn Fair celebrating the craftmanship and love that goes into handmade items, alongside a range of autumnal activities for families to enjoy during the school break.

Held in the Museum grounds, the three-day event on 22-24 October will see over 35 local exhibitors displaying and selling their seasonal craft goods and sharing tips and advice with keen crafters. Brought together by the Creative Crafts Association, these handmade delights will include everything from soaps and candles to textiles and jewellery. So, whether you’re treating yourself or looking for a unique gift there will be something to suit all tastes.

Nestled in the heart of the event will be some feathered friends from the Shropshire Falconry, flying in to meet with visitors. Birds of prey including Owls, Falcons, and Hawks, along with their handlers will be on site each day. Visitors can get up close to the birds in the pop-up falconry, and learn more about their incredible capabilities, their daily routines, and special diets.

Families are invited to take part in willow weaving workshops delivered by the experts at Willowpool Designs. This versatile and sustainable material is easy for small hands to bend and weave into various designs, so why not test your willow weaving skills on the day and create a decorative item to take home.

Alongside the crafts, falconry and workshops will be a selection of seasonal food and drink to tempt visitors, including toffee apples, hotdogs, mulled wine, and speciality hot chocolates.

It’s the perfect late autumn day out for the whole family, and entry to the event and Museum is free. Open each day from 10.00am until 5.00pm, for more information and to pre-book your arrival time CLICK HERE.

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