NEWS RELEASE - 22 October 2014
A BUSTLING CHRISTMAS MARKET
Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out in a beautiful downland setting
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
The Museum’s incredibly popular Christmas Market provides superb value for money with reduced admission of £6 for adults and £4 for children, including admission to the Museum site and exhibit buildings.
Situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park in Singleton, near Chichester, the Museum makes a beautiful setting for the market, which is located in and around the historic buildings. It will be an ideal opportunity to find that perfect, and maybe unusual, Christmas gift, whilst enjoying a day out in a delightful seasonal landscape with its parkland, fields, woodland and picturesque lake.
There will be more than 140 trade stands with arts, crafts, food, unusual gifts and much more. Visitors will be able to browse and buy at their leisure, but for those who don’t want to shop there are lots of other things to see and do. In the Craftscene marquee children can enjoy “make and take activities”. There will also be mobile entertainment from ‘Dan the Hat’, a comedian and juggler, who plays an entertaining Victorian character ‘Nathaniel’. Visitors will be able to spot him riding his Penny Farthing around the site.
The Museum’s historic buildings will be open, all of which have been rescued from their original locations and carefully reconstructed, showcasing the lives and times of the rural people of south east England over the last 500 years. The Museum shop will be selling their ‘On the Hop’, Harvest Ale, brewed using freshly picked Green Golding hops from the Museum’s own gardens - an excellent idea for a Christmas gift, especially with a Museum tankard.