Half term events at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

PUBLISHED: 10:49 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:50 26 October 2015


26 – 30 October. Enjoy the beautiful autumnal colours and the great outdoors this half-term at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton, near Chichester.

From 26 - 30 October there will be arts, crafts and games to enjoy from 11am-3pm daily, with a focus on autumn in the South Downs.

Children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails around the Museum’s 40-acre downland site. Wet weather won’t spoil play, as there are plenty of undercover areas. Activities vary depending on the weather, but include:

• Have a go at blacksmithing (Wednesday only)

• Learn about and make a mini Guy Fawkes

• Play conkers

• Try willow weaving

• Explore chalk and charcoal

• Do some brass rubbing

• Roll a candle

• Design your own badge

• Create a corn dolly

• Make a lavender bag

The Museum’s 50 historic buildings are fascinating places to explore and visitors can learn how their rural ancestors lived. Visit the working watermill to see how flour is milled and buy a bag of grain for the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Look out for the Shire horses and traditional breed farm animals including sheep, pigs, chickens and geese.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The café kiosk will be open serving hot and cold snacks and there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please wear clothes suitable for playing outdoors. Regular Museum entry charges apply and the Museum will close at 4pm. For further information


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