Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families that take place every Wednesday
during August at the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, near Chichester.
The theme for this year’s events are the five senses – sight, smell, taste, touch and sound – with a
different sense to explore each Wednesday. Accompanied children can enjoy a wide range of arts,
crafts and traditional countryside activities linked to the senses as part of a day out at the
There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on and activities will vary every week. Activities run
from 11am-4pm each Wednesday in August and children must be accompanied by an adult at all
times. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for playing outdoors.
Wednesday 1 August 2018 isSound: hear traditional stories, join a music workshop and follow
the listening walk. Get crafty making story stones, rainmakers, musical instruments and more!
Wednesday 8 August 2018 isSight: take part in a Scavenger Hunt, weave with willow and get
crafty making stain glass windows, discovery bottles, and sand art.
Wednesday 15 August 2018 isSmell: take a ‘Smelly Trail’ around the Museum, make a bath
bomb, paint a picture using traditionally scented paints and craft your own Apothecary bead.
Wednesday 22 August 2018 isTaste: sample homemade drop scones in the Market Square,
head to the Tudor Kitchen for tasters, make salt dough food, plant herbs and try traditional
Wednesday 29 August 2018 isTouch: have a go at willow weaving and try the barefoot texture
walk. Get crafty making cornflour slime, try finger painting, make a brick and much more!
A list of activities will be uploaded to the Museum’s website in advance of each Wonderful
Wednesday, and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have
a small charge – these activities are clearly indicated on the daily flyer. All activities are subject to
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 working watermill,
watch the blacksmith at work, and spot the traditional farm animals – there are Shire and
Percheron horses, Sussex oxen, Southdown sheep chickens and geese.
The Museum’s waterside 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 6pm.