Autumn half-term activities Weald & Downland Museum

Hallowe’en Half-Term Fun

From Monday 24 – Friday 28 October, children can get stuck in to a wide range of activities around the Museum’s beautiful 40-acre downland site. Activities will vary daily, but plan to include:

  • pumpkin carving
  • play a game of conkers
  • make a mask
  • hear a spine-tingling story seated around the fire
  • create a dancing skeleton paper puppet
  • plus many more activities to make and take home.

Please note that there is a small charge or donation request for some activities.

Don’t worry – wet weather will not spoil play as there are plenty of areas under cover. The Museum’s historic buildings are great places to explore – learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen, visit the watermill and see the Victorian smithy. There are also Shire horses, plus traditional breed farm animals, including Sussex oxen, Southdown sheep, pigs, Sussex Light chickens, and geese.

Information for visitors

Activities run from 11am – 3pm daily and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear clothes and shoes that are suitable for playing outdoors.

The Museum’s café kiosk will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Regular Museum admission prices apply (free for Annual Members of the Museum). Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site.