Half Term activities: Natural World

Spring/Summer Half Term Activities: Natural World

Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term focusing on the Natural World. From Saturday, 29 May to Sunday, 6 June accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of activities.

Activities run from 11am-4pm daily and will vary daily (activities will be adjusted in line with government restrictions and safety):

  • 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 your face painted

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

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How We Are Keeping You Safe

We have been working hard to put extra safety measures in place to ensure we are COVID-19 secure and have implemented several new precautions, following government advice, so that we can provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone. Please see our full FAQs and guidelines.

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 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 6pm (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.


Sat 29 May 2021–Sun 6 June 2021