Bosses at The Public were celebrating their best ever half-term visitor numbers. More than 10,000 people were welcomed through the doors of West Bromwich arts centre over the week.
The figures were up 36 per cent on last year, with hundreds participating in the sell-out hands-on workshops, making items including stop frame animations and balloon sculptures.
Visitors to the £72 million venue were also treated to a children’s theatre production.
The Public managing director Linda Saunders said: “We’re absolutely delighted that so many families from across the region are choosing us as a place for a great day out and look forward to welcome them back over the coming months.”
The news comes after a surge in visitors last year, as reported by the Express & Star.
The centre welcomed 359,876 people through its pink doors in 2012 – up 52 per cent from 236,869 the previous year.