Open the door to your imagination! Museum ready to host fun-packed family-friendly festival

Weald Downland Museum

Children and their families are being urged to “imagine, play, create, explore” at a new family festival at the Weald & Downland Museum, near Chichester.

Organisers say the Through The Door family-friendly festival provides the opportunity for children and adults alike to run wild with imagination – through woodland trails, funfair rides, climbing wall, circus skills, art workshops and more.

The fun-packed event takes place over the weekend of July 29 and 30 (10.30am – 5pm) and young visitors can take a teddy bear along and join the museum’s teddy bears’ picnic, while Dawn Nelson, also known as DD Storyteller, is ready to hold court with a mini mystery that will “entertain and inspire”.

Youngster can knock on the doors to discover familiar woodland animals and magical creatures, in original stories for children aged between three and eight “on a journey to solve the mystery behind the pot of missing gold and follow the trail to the orchard apples”.

Meanwhile, the museum has announced that the 3SIXTY bicycle stunt team will be attending the event with four displays each day. Last Year the team’s displays took 3SIXTY riders all over the world, from Irish tours to South Africa and Oman.

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