Weald & Downland Living Museum
Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU
Tel: 01243 811363
Information line: 01243 811348
Head to the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half- term, focusing on the natural world.
From Bank Holiday Monday to Friday, May 31, accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of activities around the museum’s 40-acre downland site. Wet weather will not spoil play, as there are plenty of areas under cover.
Activities run from 11am-4pm and vary daily, but include:
- Roll a wax candle
- Roll a paper planter pot and plant your own seed
- Paper crafts and colouring
- Make a pop-up butterfly card
- Shadow drawing
- Face painting (small charge will apply)
A programme of activities will be posted on the museum’s website and social media channels before each day.
The museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore. Learn how food was prepared without modern technology in the Tudor kitchen, how flour is milled in our working watermill and see bread being baked in the new Victorian bakehouse from Newdigate, Surrey, and you may be lucky enough to sample the day’s fresh bake.
Look out for heavy horses, oxen and other traditional farm animals including sheep, pigs, duck and geese. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of grain when you arrive to feed the ducks on the millpond.
Why not start your visit with a morning drink or breakfast at the museum’s waterside café, open from 9am and serving hot and cold snacks until 3pm, which is also open to the public?
There is ample free parking and dogs on leads are welcome.