Traditional May Day at Avoncroft Museum
Avoncroft Museum will be re-living some of Britain’s most time-honoured rural traditions this May Bank Holiday, with its special May Day event taking place from 10.30am on Monday 6th May.
This popular annual event is one of the biggest in the Museum’s calendar, with Maypole dancing, Morris-dancing, outdoor theatre and music to mark the arrival of spring as it has traditionally been celebrated throughout the centuries.
Avoncroft is delighted to welcome back carnival group The Fabularium with their medieval-style outdoor theatre pageant, Carnival of the Animals, a unique blend of music, acrobatics, puppetry and story-telling.
Throughout the museum there will be traditional entertainments and activities for all the family, including have-a-go archery, pony rides, fair rides, rides on the miniature train and see Birds soar through the sky with Bird of prey flying displays throughout the day
Costumed re-enactors will be bringing the historic buildings to life with demonstrations, offering a glimpse of May Day customs in different historic periods
A variety of hot and cold refreshments will be available in The Edwardian Tea Room plus we will be holding our own BBQ with locally sourced sausages.
Normal Museum admission charges apply with additional charges for some activities, which can be booked on arrival.
Further information is available at www.avoncroft.org.uk or by calling 01527 831363.