Celebrate Easter! Enjoy Traditional Family-Friendly Activities (8-22 April)

Celebrate Easter with a visit to the Weald & Downland Living Museum near Chichester, where you will find a wide range of traditional activities that the whole family will enjoy.

Spring lambs

Easter Holiday Activities

From 22-18 April, children can get involved in ‘make and take’ craft activities and play traditional games. There are woodland walks, play areas and over 50 historic rural buildings to explore, together with traditional farm animals to meet including Shire heavy horses, Saddleback pigs, working Sussex oxen, and teddy bear-faced Southdown sheep and their lambs.

Saddleback pig

Easter Weekend

From Good Friday 19 April to Easter Monday 22 April visitors to the Museum can experience traditional Easter activities and celebrations, which begin with the traditional Good Friday bake in the Museum’s NEW Bakehouse and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen. Activities vary each day and include egg painting, bonnet making and an Easter bonnet parade in the Market Square on Monday 22 April.

Painted eggs for Easter


Information for visitors

Standard admission charges apply and the Museum will be open from 10.30am-5.30pm. Some Easter activities request a donation and these are clearly marked on the activities flyer available from the shop on the day of visit.

The Museum’s waterside cafe will be open from 9am-4.00pm and there are also many delightful picnic spots. Visitors with disabilities are advised to read the Museums’ accessibility pages in advance of their visit. Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is amply free parking.