Things to do: Here are some things to do in Chichester, Petworth, Midhurst and Bognor this weekend
Looking for something to do this weekend (January 29-30)?
From events to walks, museums or soft play there is something for everyone.
The weather this weekend is set to be overcast with a chance of rain on both Saturday and Sunday with highs of 9 degrees.
Let your kids’ imaginations run wild and celebrate National Storytelling Week 2022 in Pallant’s striking Masterpieces in Miniature exhibition.
The story time drop-in sessions will be inspired by all things miniature. The sessions will be at 11am, 12pm and 1pm and will last 20 minutes.
Under 18s can join the workshop for FREE and any two accompanying adults pay just £5.50 which also gives them entry to the Gallery at half the usual price.
Masterpieces in Miniature: The 2021 Model Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, until April 24
Wright & Wright architects have designed a model art gallery to house original miniature artworks from over 30 of the most exciting contemporary British artists, including John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, Lubaina Himid, Damien Hirst, Magdalene Odundo, and Gillian Wearing. These works were created during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown – a time when artists could not get to their studios, exhibitions were cancelled, and many people spoke of being creatively blocked.
Bognor Regis Promenade
The promenade is Jjst over 2.7 miles in length and stretches from, Felpham to Aldwick . Along the prom, there are a number of concessions proving hot and cold food and drinks as well as those all important ice-creams and fish and chips. A lovely walk for the family.
Brick Wonders, Novium Museum, Chichester, until June 5
Brick Wonders will transport you around the world to wonders old and new, recreated from 500,000 LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team. Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition also takes in modern, natural, and historic wonders from all seven continents.
Tickets to the exhibition cost £4 for adults, £2.50 for children and £12 for a family of up to five. Relaxed SEN sessions are available, please see The Novium Museum’s website for details. Booking in advance is essential.
Field of Blooms, Chichester Cathedral
It will be on display at Chichester Cathedral until Sunday, January 30 so if you want to see it this will be your last chance. Presented within Paradise, a reflective green space within the Cathedral’s 600-year-old cloisters, the artwork comprises 1,000 stems of light which change colour.
Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst
The Cowdray Ruins are one of England’s most important early Tudor Houses. Take a walk nearby and enjoy the farm shop and cafe.
Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, Chichester
The palace is the largest Roman residence north of the Alps. and has an unusually early date of 75 AD, around thirty years after the Roman conquest of Britain.
Day pass at Butlin’s Bognor
The day pass grants you unlimited rides in our Traditional Fairground and Little Stars Fairground, access to our huge Splash Waterworld, featuring flumes, rapids, a wave pool and the world’s first Helter Skelter water slide, live daytime shows in our indoor Skyline Pavilion, access to our soft play areas, outdoor play areas and arcades and access to our bars and restaurants. To book, visit butlins.com/discover-butlins/day-visits
Coultershaw Trust, Petworth
At Coultershaw you can watch the waterwheel drive the Beam Pump to produce an impressive water spout and learn how it was installed in the 1700s. Adults £3 and children go free.
Aldingbourne Country Centre, Chichester
At Aldingbourne Trust you can visit a farm, soft, sand and water play areas, play crazy golf, ride on mini tractors or explore the woodland walk. Open seven days a week 10am until 4pm, there is no need to book just turn up. Ticket prices vary.
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