Gladiators Ready!

On your marks for a half term packed full of historical adventures - it's Roman Week!

  • Immerse yourselves in an epic Roman takeover, on Wednesday 29th May at The Novium Museum. One of Europe's leading Roman re-enactment groups, Legio Secunda Augusta, will transport you to Roman Britain, as you explore life in the Roman army, Roman artillery and field medicine, daily lives of ordinary Romans, including cooking and home life, slavery and more
  • Story-telling, craft sessions, walks, a family trail and getting up close to Roman treasures
  • See archaeology in progress as Chichester District Archaeological Society excavate a small area of Chichester's Priory Park.

Find out more about Roman Week 

Go Wild for Wildlife

Mudlarking around is on the menu at RSPB Pagham Harbour, as well as finding out all about frogs and toads. Lead by nature experts, these sessions are a great opportunity to get outside and closer to the natural world, with a heap of added crafty fun added in too. Lose yourselves in the nature reserve following its miles of footpaths and keep your eyes peeled for some of the birds arriving this Spring - there's lots of information in the Visitor Centre to help you.

Children Pond dipping at RSPB Pagham Harbour

Have a magical day out at Weald & Downland Living Museum

Be enchanted by the world of fairies and forest folk at the Weald & Downland Living Museum. Little elves and imps can scamper their way into wonderful craft activities like making a seed bombs, wands or peg doll folk. Plus theatre, story-telling, a magical trail to follow and model house making - a spellbinding day out for the family. Find out more

A family at Weald & Downland museum in Spring

All Aboard

Join a Harbour Discovery or Seal Safari aboard Chichester Harbour Conservancy's Solar Heritage, an almost silent solar powered boat. Explore the expanses of Chichester Harbour as you glide along while the crew impart their expertise and explain why the harbour is such a special place, and help you spot the resident wildlife. Trips run on selected days during half term, advance booking essential. Find out more here.

Solar Heritage, Chichester Harbour

Super Sunday

Car-loving kids and grown ups should set a course to Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday 2nd June for Super Sunday - expanded from its usual dazzlng display of supercars, this year's event features supercars, superbikes, hypercars - and it promises to be an awe-inspiring morning where you'll feast your eyes on everything from Ferraris to Ducatis, Koenigseggs to KTMs. Find out more.

A purple sportscar at Goodwood motor circuit

Great Places to Stay and Play

Our pick of attractions where kids can let off steam:

Sky Park Farm: a fabulous adventure playground awaits, with separate under 5s area. Feed the friendly deer then stop for a picnic (you can stock up on goodies at the visitor centre and there are plenty of picnic benches). During half term, there's also film or story telling sessions, a bubble show, and Ranger School.

Flip Out: Bounce around in Sussex's biggest trampoline park (booking ahead recommended)

Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf: Challenge the family to a the craziest of crazy golf with added Lions and waterfalls! Ocean Paradise is the indoor sister course for when the weather isn't playing nicely.  

Forest Adventures at the Goodwood Education Trust: a day immersed in nature featuring den building, tracking and lots of woodland craft


Find more events happening during half term