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Spring half-term family activities at the Museum

By 15 May 2015October 25th, 2021No Comments

Enjoy the great outdoors this spring half-term at the Museum, with fantastic family activities taking place from Monday 25 – Friday 29 May 2015.

With a focus on spring time in the South Downs, children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails around the Museum’s 40-acre downland site.

Wet weather won’t stop play as there are plenty of covered areas. Please wear clothes suitable for playing outdoors!

Activities vary from day-to-day and will include:

  • Maypole dancing
  • Make a tussie-mussie
  • Tudor dairying
  • Make a walnut shell boat
  • Victorian laundry
  • Try milling by hand
  • Traditional crafts

Between activities, enjoy the fresh air and see the sheep and lambs, Shire horses and the other traditional breed farm animals including pigs, chickens and geese.

There are lovely woodland walks and visitors will be able to see the beginnings of the Museum’s new Saxon house, which is being built in the woodland.

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore, plus visitors can learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen and see how flour is milled in the watermill – where you can buy grain to feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond.

Activities run from 11.00am to 4.00pm and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The café will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.

Regular entry charges apply and the Museum will be open from 10.30am to 6.00pm.