Half term tasks

October Half Term: Horrible Tasks of the Past!

Do you think you’d be good rat catching? Fancy a job as an apothecary? And what exactly does a nit-picker or gong farmer do? Come and find out at the Weald and Downland Museum this half term with our Horrible Tasks Challenge.

Tasks take place daily from 22-30 October from 10.30am to 3.30pm and offer a fun way of exploring the Museum and its buildings. Just pick up a Challenge Card and map on arrival and don’t forget to collect your stickers as you go!

October Half Term: Knucker the Dragon Fire and Light activities

Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 October

 Join us to find out about the ancient fire festival of Samhain and enjoy activities linked to the themes of fire and light

At our Creation Station you can make a fire breathing dragon or how about a monster mask to ward off spirits crossing from the underworld?

At our Games and Investigation Station there will be a chance to take part in our Fortune Telling and Knucker Games, Match the fact to the object challenge and discover fascinating facts about Samhain and its link to Halloween.

Drop-in activities in the Building Crafts Gallery on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 from 10.30 to 3.30pm. Suitable for children of all ages.

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Around the Museum

Between doing your activity packs, enjoy exploring the Museum in the fresh air and see the sheep, heavy horses and the other traditional breed farm animals including chickens and geese. There are lovely woodland walks and children can explore our woodland play area (and meet Knucker the water dragon).

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore! Why not buy some grain from the Museum shop, and feed the hungry ducks by the mill pond?

Regular entry charges apply (free for annual members) and the Museum will be open from 10.30am to 4pm.


Sat–Sun 22–30 October 2022