Wonderful Weeks 2021 - two boys jumping

Wonderful Weeks (throughout August)

By Popular Demand Wonderful Weeks (back for 2021!)

Throughout August

Nestled in the beautiful landscape of the South Downs National Park, the Weald & Downland Living Museum offers families of all ages, an enjoyable and captivating day out in the great outdoors.

The Museum’s popular Wonderful Weeks are back for 2021, offering an exciting programme of family fun and activities every day of the week throughout August with activity bags focusing on ‘being a museum detective’.

Each week (starting from Sunday, 1 August) there will be a different theme. The topics will focus on different activities to get visitors exploring the Museum’s 40-acre site – and all it has to offer – perfect for those curious explorers!

The activities will change each week… here are some clues for what the weekly activities will be:

  • magnifying glass
  • maps
  • compass, and
  • keys …

… perfect tools for all those budding museum detectives!

The Museum looks forward to welcoming visitors to their ‘Summer of Living’ – were there will be various demonstrations and displays on a different topic each week, historic life weekends, open-air theatre and much more.

Families can enjoy walking through the beautiful grounds, discovering the many historic buildings and traditional farm animals, as well as taking part in activities that change each week. There will be lots of nature-inspired fun, and detecting, for all ages to enjoy!

In addition, there is plenty of opportunity to see the working watermill, find out what life was like living in the past through different historic homes and see traditional trades and craft skills in action.

When not busy learning and crafting, visitors can enjoy feeding the ducks, tucking into a Museum hamper (pre-ordering essential) or BYO picnic and taking part in one of the self-led trails.

Pre-Book Your Tickets Today

Due to social distancing, only limited numbers are allowed on site each day so booking in advance is essential.

All activities and demonstrations have been designed to ensure social distancing and safety measures are adhered to.





Sun–Tue 1–31 August 2021