Summer Holidays at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Summer Holiday Activities

Join us over the Summer Holidays to learn about rural farming and follow our Scarecrow trail.

Explore our scarecrow trail around the Museum, with real scarecrows that have all been made by local community groups especially for the Museum and visitors to enjoy.

Hear tale from our storyteller, with a range of stories throughout the holidays from Anglo Saxon Fantastical beast stories, to 17th Century Farming Tales.

We will also have a programme of varying activities and games throughout the 6 weeks, from Punch and Judy, table top jousting and Knucker the Dragon activities.

Each week over the summer holidays we will have different activities for our visitors to explore, learn and have fun! These will be confirmed later in the year and update on our website.


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Information for Visitors

The Museum’s 40 acres site, historic gardens and buildings are fascinating places to learn about rural history. Visitors can purchase grain from the Museum shop and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for our working animals, which can include the Heavy Horses, Sheep and Ducks. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Why not enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at our waterside café?  Visitors can also bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site.  Takeaway refreshments will also be available from our seasonal Shepherd’s Huts located around the Museum.

Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please note that the Museum is a no-smoking site. Visitors with access needs are advised to read our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

All activities are subject to change.




Mon 22 July 2024–Fri 30 August 2024