REDDITCH residents can have a go a making colourful characters as part of a Scarecrow Day at Forge Mill Museum.

As part of the event, organised by Redditch Council, a competition will be held for the best one created and special scarecrow making days have been organised.

All people need to do is turn up with some old clothes and pay £3 for the materials which will be provided to bring the scarecrows to life.

The scarecrows can take part in the competition held at the Scarecrow Day which also includes children’s activities, pony rides and face painting.

Prizes up for grabs include £25, £50 and £75 Kingfisher vouchers.

The council’s arts and events officer, Val Wilson, said: “This is just another of our events which are bound to keep boredom at bay this summer.”

The scarecrow making days are being held on August 20 and 21 at the museum from 11am until 3pm.

The scarecrow day is set for August 24 from 11am until 5pm. Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for children and includes entry into the Cyborgs and Robots exhibition at the museum.