Boys playing outdoors at the Museum

Half Term Activities: The Natural World

Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019
10.30am-6pm

Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term focusing on the Natural World. From Bank Holiday Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May, accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of activities.

Activities run from 11am-4pm daily.

Activities will vary daily:

  • Roll a wax candle
  • Roll a paper planter pot and plant your own seed
  • Paper crafts and colouring
  • Make a pop up butterfly card
  • Shadow drawing
  • Have you face painted

A programme of activities will be posted on the Museum’s website and social media channels the evening before each activity day.

Programme for Friday 31 May

Tickets can be purchased online or on the door, however to save the queue we do recommend you buy online.

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About the Museum

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore. Learn how food was prepared without modern technology in the Tudor kitchen. See how our watermill works and buy a bag of grain for the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Look out for the heavy horses, oxen, and other traditional farm animals including sheep, chickens and geese.

Don’t worry! Wet weather won’t spoil play as there are plenty of areas under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear clothes and shoes that are suitable for playing outdoors.

Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with access requirements are advised to read our accessibility pages in advance of their visit.

Regular admission charges apply and the Museum will open at 10.30am and close at 6.00pm (shop closes 5.30pm). The Museum’s dog-friendly waterside café will be open serving hot and cold meals and snacks from 9am to 3pm (closes 5pm).

The Museum is home to more than 50 historic buildings, which have been rescued from destruction, moved and carefully reconstructed on our downland site. Whatever the weather, a visit to the Museum is a great opportunity to bring friends and family to our idyllic location in the heart of the South Downs National Park.