Local families came to Mossley Mill for a fun-filled day on Saturday 28 July. Visitors to the family activity day took part in a range of activities including pond dipping and butterfly hunts, getting close to the bugs living in the area. For those not so keen on the creepy crawlies, there was plenty to see and do with visitors watching clay sculptures being created, a wool spinning demonstration and a linen patchwork workshop. Keen Nature Detectives sought to discover who destroyed the bird nests, finding clues and helping to catch the culprit and solve the wildlife crime!
Visitors to the Museum at The Mill were also able to enjoy ‘Megaliths’, the popular, family friendly exhibition which is at Mossley Mill until Saturday 4 August. The fun was continued in the Civic Square with garden games taking place including croquet, giant jenga and giant snakes and ladders whilst visitors enjoyed their picnic.
This was one of the many events to be held at Mossley Mill thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding, a project which aims to involve the local community in learning about Mossley Mill and its surroundings.