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Events and Activities

Wild Chalk – Free Family Fun Day

21 July 2019

East Brighton Park  

A free family event celebrating the wildlife, history and amazing water filtering properties of our chalk downland. a giant wildlife colouring wall sheep to meet and stroke Stone Age re-enactment virtual reality booth birds of prey demonstrations storytelling beside a shepherds hut  minibeast hunting and wildlife spotting hot/cold drinks and refreshments  

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Classic Car Show

21 July 2019

Located in the heart of the South Downs national park, our Museum is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, you can discover the South’s working past. Exhibits include a working print shop, which is the only one of its kind in the South of England. The BT Connected Earth exhibit shows the history of communications, with interactive displays for all ages to enjoy. Our lime kilns are scheduled ancient monuments, which date back to when the site was once a working chalk quarry. The Life of Lime exhibition shows the history of the chalk quarry and its importance in Sussex’s industrial working past. Our Museum is also home to traditional crafts people such as the blacksmith. There is also a pottery on site, where our resident potters will showcase their skills on selected days. We have our own narrow gauge railway, which you can ride and explore around the site, with many different locos from steam, electric and diesel. We also have a historic bus service which takes you on a ride within our 36 acre site. With our own on-site café serving locally sourced produce, and many picnic areas. Our Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are also welcome. Our private car park is located next to Amberley railway station. Amberley Industrial Museum is a great day out in Sussex for all the whole family.

Join us as we showcase classic cars from the 1950s – 1990s around the 36 acre site. With visiting car clubs and individual enthusiasts, join in the community spirit of this annual event day.

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Butterfly safari

23 July 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve Wiggonholt, Pulborough West Sussex

A perfect way to enjoy a sunny summer afternoon – a gentle stroll around the nature reserve admiring our fantastic butterflies, followed by cream tea!

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Wild families – Wild Wednesday

24 July 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve Wiggonholt, Pulborough West Sussex

Every Wednesday during the summer, we’ll be running a special nature activity for families. We could be ditch dipping, looking for minibeasts or going on a snakehunt! There is no need to book but please arrive ready to start at 10.30 am.

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Summer Holiday Activities

24 July 2019 to 30 August 2019

Located in the heart of the South Downs national park, our Museum is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, you can discover the South’s working past. Exhibits include a working print shop, which is the only one of its kind in the South of England. The BT Connected Earth exhibit shows the history of communications, with interactive displays for all ages to enjoy. Our lime kilns are scheduled ancient monuments, which date back to when the site was once a working chalk quarry. The Life of Lime exhibition shows the history of the chalk quarry and its importance in Sussex’s industrial working past. Our Museum is also home to traditional crafts people such as the blacksmith. There is also a pottery on site, where our resident potters will showcase their skills on selected days. We have our own narrow gauge railway, which you can ride and explore around the site, with many different locos from steam, electric and diesel. We also have a historic bus service which takes you on a ride within our 36 acre site. With our own on-site café serving locally sourced produce, and many picnic areas. Our Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are also welcome. Our private car park is located next to Amberley railway station. Amberley Industrial Museum is a great day out in Sussex for all the whole family.

During the summer holidays, enjoy activities around our Museum and take part in our family trail around the 36 acre site. Discover the South’s industrial heritage at our MJuseum, learn about technology through the years, and have fun riding our narrow gauge train and historic bus around the 36 acre site

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Discovering the Moths of Selborne

25 July 2019 to 26 July 2019

Gilbert White's House

You are welcome to join us from around dusk to see how the moth lights are set up and experience the first visitors of the night to the lights. Based on past experience, the June and July evenings also potentially offer the special experience of watching male Ghost Moths (Hepialus humuli) lekking (displaying) on the […]

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Family Wild Pottery

26 July 2019 to 27 July 2019

Dernwood Farm, Waldron Accommodation: camping is available at the farm venue and full details about this will be sent to you when you book on the course. The farm also has glamping options- cosy bell tents and cabins with wood-burners. Please note that the cost of staying at the farm isn’t included in the cost of the course

We’ll dig our clay from the ground in the woods to make our pots. Then we’ll fire them in an open campfire, watching them glow red with heat. Mud, water, fire and wood- it’s all in there. This is an exciting, delightfully messy and alchemical process. Adults and children alike love the hands-on, immersive and […]

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Make a Roman gladius sword

27 July 2019 to 28 July 2019

Butser Ancient Farm

Ever dreamed of owning your own hand-crafted sword? Join tutor Rod Hughes for a four day Gladius sword making course over two weekends, and go home with your own Roman Gladius sword. This workshop runs over two weekends. Book your ticket online – http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/learn-something-old/workshop-schedule/

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Wild families – pondemonium

30 July 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve Wiggonholt, Pulborough West Sussex

Come and meet some of the wonderful creatures lurking in the watery depths of our ponds (with the help of a net!).

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Welchs Common and Burton Mill Pond Health Walk

31 July 2019

Burton Mill Pond car park, near Duncton, West Sussex, Grid reference SU978180.

A nice stroll through a range of habitats, beginning at Burton Mill car park, heading up through the woods and across fields. We then will walk through the heathland at Welches Common before heading back down into the woodland and circling the pond. Ending with a tranquil view from the platform and some optional wildlife […]

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