Half term tasks

October Half Term: Horrible tasks of the past!

This October half term we will be creating a horribly-exciting experience for our visitors… pumpkins won’t be our main focus, no they are too nice and bright! Instead, learn about the not-so-nice-things that people (including children) had to eat, smell, experience or do as a job or household task in the past!

  • What did ‘bread’ really taste of, and would you have liked this every day?
  • How many steps would a child have done running their daily errands?
  • Where did the water in a home come from?
  • What would have happened if you fell ill?

Being outdoors and keeping active is so important – and Autumn is a magical time to step outside and explore the natural world around us – so why not put on your warm coats, woolly hats and walking/welly boots, enjoy the history of the South East and appreciate nature.

So come along enjoy this year’s horrible tasks of the past, whilst enjoying the sounds, sights and smells of the Weald & Downland Living Museum this October Half Term!

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Around the Museum

Between doing your activity packs, enjoy exploring the Museum in the fresh air and see the sheep, heavy horses and the other traditional breed farm animals including chickens and geese. There are lovely woodland walks and children can explore our woodland play area (and meet Knucker the water dragon).

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore! Why not buy some grain from the Museum shop, and feed the hungry ducks by the mill pond?

Regular entry charges apply (free for annual members) and the Museum will be open from 10.30am to 4pm.


Sat–Sun 23–31 October 2021