Southdown lambs at the Weald & Downland Museum

Easter at the Museum

The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. Come and take part in our Easter trail and collect your chocolate prize!

Our Easter activities vary daily and include Easter cooking in the Tudor kitchen, egg painting, bonnet making and a traditional Bonnet Parade on Easter Monday. The Bayleaf farmstead and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen offer an impressive backdrop to our Easter activities, which begin with the traditional Good Friday Bake.

Easter marks the start of the Museum’s main season, when the longer days and warmer weather can be enjoyed against the stunning backdrop of our 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park. In addition to traditional Easter entertainment, visitors can meet the Museum’s new spring lambs and our two new Percheron horses, Olwyn and Ollie.

Daily in the Easter holidays, from Monday 10 to Sunday 23 April follow our springtime trail around the Museum, have a go at craft activities and play traditional games. If the weather is kind, take a wagon ride for a small donation to the Museum. You can also see Olwyn and Ollie, our two new Percheron horses, as well as Southdown lambs and sheep, our working oxen and other traditional farm animals.

What’s on and when:

Good Friday – Good Friday bake, Easter nest trail with chocolate prize, brass rubbing, egg rolling

Easter Saturday – Easter nest trail with chocolate prizes, egg rolling and decorate an egg. Also craft activities, plus brass rubbing. Also from noon: catch a magic show, see Punch & Judy , balloon modelling and circus skills.

Easter Sunday – Easter nest trail with chocolate prizes, egg rolling and decorate an egg. Also craft activities for all ages, plus demonstrations around the Museum.

Easter Monday – Make an Easter bonnet and take part in the afternoon bonnet parade! Try egg rolling and follow the Easter nest trail with chocolate prizes. Also from noon: catch a magic show, see Punch & Judy, balloon modelling, circus skills, and listen to music in Tindalls cottage from King Henry’s duo.

Information for visitors

Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. The Museum’s cafe kiosk will be open and there are lots of picnic areas.

The Museum is open daily from 10.30am and will close at 6pm. Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site: 01243 811363 or [email protected].