THE arrival of spring was celebrated at the Weald and Downland Museum over half-term.
Families visiting the Singleton open air museum took part in seasonal activities including making a walnut shell boat, a Tussie Mussie – a posy of flowers popular as a gifts in the medieval times, brass-rubbing, candle-making and willow-weaving.
Visitors tried their hand at Tudor dairying while others were enjoying horse-drawn wagon rides, watching the museum’s working donkeys and even dancing around the maypole.
The museum’s historic buildings set the scene for children to try Victorian household tasks and learn how food was prepared in a Tudor kitchen.
Outdoor trails took families and children of all ages around the museum’s 50-acre site, stopping to look at the watermill, shire horses cattle and traditional-breed farm animals.