SPRING is well and truly on the horizon at Forge Mill which reopens its doors to visitors over half-term.
After a brief winter closure, the museum will be putting on a variety of activities and exhibitions to suit everyone.
Starting with the first exhibition of the year, visitors will be able to view the ‘Wildlife and Nature’ photography display, showcasing the work of members of the Redditch Photographic Society, throughout the month until March 3.
Inspired by the display and with springtime just around the corner, the museum will also be running a ‘Love Wildlife, Love Photography’ week from Monday to next Sunday, February 12 to 18.
Fun activities for families include a duck trail and crafting fun on the Tuesday and Wednesday.
Throughout the week the museum is also encouraging all budding young photographers to get involved in a Wildlife Photography competition to win a £50 Amazon voucher.
Entrants need to capture a shot of wildlife around Forge Mill and the Abbey Meadows between February 10 and 18 and submit their entry.
For visitors with and without children, there will be a Wildlife Walk around the meadows this Sunday February 11, which includes a guided walk, refreshments, and an opportunity to visit the photography exhibition.
There will also be an open day for Redditch residents next Saturday February 17, which includes free entry to the museum and the exhibition, with the opportunity to speak to members of Redditch Photography Society n the Gallery about their work.
Education officer for Forge Mill, Debbie Lakeman, said: “We’re so excited to welcome back visitors to Forge Mill, especially with our chosen theme.
“Spring is on its way, bringing half-term fun for us, hopefulness, lighter nights, warmer days, and blooming flowers.
“Whether you want to enjoy the photography exhibition, children’s crafts or the nature walk, join us in celebrating the beginning of spring.”
Visit forgemill.org.uk/web/ for more information.