Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 1 August

Wednesday 01 August 2018
11.00am - 4.00pm

Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August!

Our theme this August is the senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste – with a different sense featuring each week.

What’s on?

  • Wednesday 1 August 2018 is Sound: hear traditional stories, join a music workshop and follow the listening walk. Get crafty and make story stones, rainmakers, musical instruments and more!
  • Wednesday 8 August 2018 is Sight: go on a Scavenger Hunt, weave with willow and get craft making stain glass windows , discovery bottles, and sand art.
  • Wednesday 15 August 18 is Smell: take our ‘ Smelly Trail’ around the Museum, make a bath bomb, paint a picture using our traditionally scented paints and craft your own Apothecary bead.
  • Wednesday 22 August 18 is Taste: taste homemade drop scones in the Tudor Kitchen, make your own salt dough food, plant herbs and try traditional sweets.
  • Wednesday 29 August 18 is Touch: have a go at willow weaving and try the bare foot texture walk. Get crafty making cornflour slime, try finger painting, make a brick and much more!

A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have a small charge or request a donation – these activities are clearly indicated on the daily flyer (available on this page nearer the time). All activities are subject to change.

There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on and activities will vary every week, so come back and try something new! Activities run from 11am-4pm each Wednesday in August and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for playing outdoors.

What’s on, Wednesday 1 August

About the Museum

The Museum’s collection of 50 rescued historic buildings, set in 40 acres of parkland, are great places to explore. Learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen, see how a watermill works, watch the blacksmith at work, and spot the traditional farm animals – there are Shire and Percheron horses, Sussex oxen, chickens and geese. The Museum’s waterside café will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Regular entry charges apply and the Museum will be open from 10.30am to 6pm, our shop is open until 5.30pm and our café is  open 9.00am-5.00pm.