FESTIVALS from across the world are coming to Worcestershire for children on to celebrate during half-term.

From South American carnivals to Chinese New Year, between tomorrow (Tuesday, February 18), and Friday, February 21, youngsters will be able to get stuck in to a whole array of colourful activities including fashioning vibrant carnival headdresses and masks, designing firework pictures and making Year of the Horse cards, lucky red packets and paper lanterns.

Children joining in the celebrations, which take place between 10.30am and 4pm at Worcestershire County Museum and Hartlebury Castle, will also be able to follow a trail around the museum and discover more than 1,000 years of history, including toys from the past, historic room sets and beautiful Gypsy caravans.

Museum manager Rachel Robinson said: “It’s going to be four fun-packed days at the museum with exciting things to make and do and a chance to learn about celebrations in other countries around the world.”

The Castle Kitchen Café will be serving light lunches, delicious cakes and hot and cold drinks throughout the days of the events and three different craft activities take place each day.

The admission charge is adults £5, children and concessions £2.50 or a family ticket for £13. For a day’s activities there is an additional charge of £1 per child. Or, a Family Pass valid for 12 months is available for £32 which includes all the activities and events through the year.

Activities change daily so for more information call the museum on 01299 250416 or visit museumsworcestershire.org.uk.