Event date(s):
02nd August 2017 10:30 - 18:00

Opening times:
10.30am to 6.00pm

Enjoy Wonderful Wednesdays – fun-packed activity days for children every Wednesday in August, at the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, near Chichester.

Every Wonderful Wednesday, accompanied children can enjoy trying a wide range of arts, crafts and traditional countryside activities as part of a day out at the Museum. Each day will have a theme based on the elements – water, earth, fire and air – with a ‘best of the elements’ day on 30 August. There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on and activities will vary, but are planned to include:

·Fire: try the singing kettle challenge and natural dyeing, taste a drop scone cooked over an open fire and make a fiery face mask

·Earth: have a go at wattle and daub, brick laying, pottery, pebble art, and make a mini wattle hurdle

·Air: make a mini windmill, sail a walnut shell boat, record the butterflies you spot and enter the mini-parachute challenge

·Water: there’s a hole in my bucket challenge, wash your hands with soapwort, make a periscope or a Tudor bath bomb

The Museum’s collection of 50 rescued historic buildings, set in 40 acres of parkland, are great places to explore. Learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen, visit the watermill, watch the blacksmith at work, and spot the traditional farm animals – there are Shire horses, Sussex cattle, Southdown sheep, pigs, chickens and geese. Collect a free copy of the Museum Detective booklet from the shop and hunt for things to find around the Museum site.

Whatever the weather, Wonderful Wednesdays are a great opportunities to bring friends and family to the Museum’s idyllic location in the heart of the South Downs National Park near Chichester. Activities will run from 11am-4pm each Wednesday in August and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear clothes suitable for playing outdoors. The Museum’s new waterside café will be open, plus its kiosk, and 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 6pm.