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Summer Activity Week at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

PUBLISHED: 15:58 24 June 2015

27-31 July - join a week-long club, full of creative activities for 8- to 12-year-olds at the beginning of the summer holidays

In 2015, for the first time, the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum will run a five-day programme at the beginning of the summer holidays – to offer the chance for 8 to 12-year-olds to have a fun and creative week at the Museum. For young people who like to get crafty and make things, this is the perfect activity club.

The Museum has an exciting and busy programme planned – each day’s activities will build on skills learnt earlier in the week. Over the five days, participants will enjoy a variety of different creative indoor and outdoor activities, including: pottery, simple bookbinding, textile work, and blacksmithing.

Participants will each be working towards the ‘Explorer’ level Arts Award level over the 5 days, so everyone will receive a certificate at the end of the week. Although the Arts Award is a national qualification, the emphasis of the whole week is on having fun with a new group of friends and trying creative activities linked with the Museum’s work. Young people will benefit from the Museum’s fantastic environment and will use it as inspiration for their artwork.

To wrap up the week, a mini-exhibition will be held on Friday 31 July, which showcases all of the work created during the week – participants can invite guests to join this end of week celebration.

Pre-booking is essential and the cost of the full week is £125 per young person (individual days are not available). Activities will be held from 10.15am to 3.00pm, from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July. Please note that these are not drop-in activities, as the programme runs for the whole week.

Please see the Museum’s website, call 01243 811459 or email for further information and to book.


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