MUSEUM CALENDAR: Family activities

  • half term activities weald and downland museum

    Hands-On History Half Term Activities

    Monday 28 May to Friday 01 June 2018
    10.30am-6pm
    Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term. From Bank Holiday Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June, accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of historical tasks and... (more info)
  • Living History Festival

    Saturday 02 June to Sunday 03 June 2018
    10.30am - 5pm
    Step back in time! Come and experience 1,000 years of history at our Living History Festival over the weekend of 2-3 June 2018. What happened at a medieval tournament? How did Saxon craftspeople make beautiful items? What were the sights... (more info)
  • Fathers' Day

    Father’s Day – Dads Enter Free!

    Sunday 17 June 2018
    10.30am-6pm
    Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June is a great time to visit the Museum – all dads and grandads enter the Museum free of charge on this special day! Visitors can watch and take part in a range of crafts, activities and... (more info)
  • The Midnight Gang theatre Weald & Downland Museum Chichester

    David Walliams: The Midnight Gang (Ticketed)

    Wednesday 18 July 2018
    6.00pm - 9.00pm
    Gates open 6.00pm. Performance begins 7.00pm. After the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink (which David Walliams described as “Magnificent!”) and their 2016 and 2017 performances of Ratburger and Billionaire Boy, Heartbreak... (more info)
  • 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 every Wednesday in August. Our theme this August is the senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste – with a different sense featuring each... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 8 August

    Wednesday 08 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. Our theme this August is the senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste – with a different sense featuring each... (more info)
  • The Railway Children Weald & Downland Museum

    The Railway Children (ticketed)

    Tuesday 14 August 2018
    Gates open 6pm for 7pm start.
    The Railway Children A Children’s Classic Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed! Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 15 August

    Wednesday 15 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on and activities will vary every week, so come back and try something new! Activities... (more info)
  • Vintage & Steam

    Saturday 18 August to Sunday 19 August 2018
    10.30am - 5.00pm
    Take a step back in time and experience the nostalgic sights and sounds of an era when steam and world class engineering powered the country! Visitors to the Museum’s Vintage & Steam show will enjoy all the bustle and... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 22 August

    Wednesday 22 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small... (more info)
  • twilight tale trail

    Family Twilight Tale Trail

    Thursday 23 August 2018
    6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Join us for an evening at the Museum, listening to folklore and historical tales of mysterious places, magnificent creatures and magical adventures! Suitable for ages 7+, accompanied children will join a small group, guided by one of the... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 29 August

    Wednesday 29 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small... (more info)
  • Steam-powered threshing at the Weald & Downland Living Museum Autumn Countryside Show

    Autumn Countryside Show

    Saturday 06 October to Sunday 07 October 2018
    10.30am - 5.00pm
    Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest at this wonderful seasonal show! Our popular seasonal show features traditional working demonstrations – including heavy horses and vintage... (more info)
  • Hallowe’en Half Term Activities

    Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October 2018
    11.00am - 3.00pm
    Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October. Children of all ages can channel their excitement and... (more info)
  • Guy Fawkes Day Bonfire Night

    Guy Fawkes Day Family Activities

    Sunday 04 November 2018
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Visitors to the Museum on Sunday 4 November can watch and participate in a number of traditional and craft activities with a Bonfire Night theme. Hear the 1605 story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, see the bonfires lit in celebration... (more info)
  • Tree Dressing 2017

    Tree Dressing

    Sunday 02 December 2018
    10.30am - 4.30pm (activities from 12.30pm)
    Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. Make a greenery headdress and turn a jam jar into a lantern Join the procession illuminated by hundreds of lanterns Dress the aspen... (more info)