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Winter half-term family fun, 15-19 February 2016

By 28 January 2016January 26th, 2021No Comments

Winter half-term is just around the corner, and we’re set to provide great indoor and outdoor hands-on fun with a wildlife theme, throughout the whole week. So wrap up warm and head to the Museum for a real half-term treat.

From Monday 15 – Friday 19 February children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of creative challenges and countryside skills, including outdoor trails and arts and crafts activities, all of which are located around our 40-acre downland site.

Don’t worry, wet weather will not spoil play as there are plenty of areas under cover.

Activities will include:

  • A winter wildlife creative zone where you can:
  • Make a bird seed cake to feed birds at home (with information on how to identify some common birds)
  • Design a creative creature badge
  • Try a wildlife-inspired challenge (adults too!)
  • Make a lino print
  • Pen a short wildlife-inspired poem
  • Add to the wildlife landscape board that will be built up over the week
  • For the youngest visitors there will be readings of short stories with a wildlife and farmyard animal theme (start times to be provided on flyer at entry)
  • Explore indoor and outdoor across the Museum with our trail
  • Shape a candle or have a go at a task in one of our historic houses

Our historic buildings are fascinating places to explore. Learn how food was prepared without modern technology in the Tudor kitchen.

See how our watermill works using a very topical natural resource, and buy a bag of grain for the hungry ducks on the millpond!

Look out for the Shire horses and cattle, and the traditional breed farm animals including sheep, chickens and geese.

Most activities are under cover and will run from 11am – 3pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The café kiosk will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.

Please wear clothes and shoes that are suitable for playing outdoors. Regular admission charges apply and the Museum will open at 10.30am and close at 4.00pm.

Visit our event page each morning during half-term for daily activity updates.