February Half Term Activities
10 & 11, 14-18 February 2024
Celebrate the South Downs National Park’s Dark Skies Festival this half term!
In May 2016 the South Downs National Park became the newest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR). It has since been joined by others and is now part of a family of 19 IDSR’s around the world.
Get involved with family-friendly activities from February 10th to 11th and 14th to 18th.
Themed Family Trail: Explore the Museum with our free, engaging family trail that takes you on an exciting themed journey.
Pottery Studio with Nancy Scantlebury-Thompson: Unleash your creativity with clay! Join Nancy Scantlebury-Thompson to craft stars, planets, owls, and moths. Sessions run from Saturday, February 10th, throughout the end of the month, with a small additional fee of £2.50 each.
Hands-On Family Activities (Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 3pm): Dive into the mysteries of the night sky as you discover different constellations and learn fascinating facts about nocturnal animals.
Woodturners ‘Make Your Own’ Session (Friday, February 16): Children can get hands-on with woodturning and create their own masterpieces. A small additional fee of £1.50 each ensures a memorable crafting experience.
The star-studded skies overhead, are as valuable as our beautiful rolling landscapes and, with properly dark skies in the South East of England under threat, the skies of the South Downs are worth protecting. The Dark Skies festival encourages people to protect the dark skies in their area and take action for nature and climate by embracing the darkness, so we can all enjoy dark skies for generations to come. Visit www.southdowns.gov.uk/dark-night-skies to find out more.
February Half Term is the perfect season for fun family visit to Amberley Museum with nostalgic bus and train rides around the site, nature walks, craft demonstrations, have-a-go pottery (additional charge applies for pottery) and seasonal activities, all included in your general admission.
Date & Times
10 & 11, 14-18 February 2024
Main Season opening times: 10am – 4.30pm
General admission pricing applies for this event.
Train and bus rides are included for no extra cost.
Why Pre-book Tickets?
Our car park can reach full capacity on event days, so we ask everyone to pre-book their admission ticket to help us manage numbers in the car park.
Members and volunteers can pre-book complimentary tickets at no charge through the same booking system.
If there are no tickets available for your chosen day, the event is fully booked so we recommend not making a special journey as we cannot guarantee that you will be able to visit.
Amberley Museum is located in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Often referred to as multiple museums in one, the Museum has over 20 exhibition areas.
The Limeburners Cafe will be open for lunches and snacks, ice creams and hot drinks are also available. There are also outdoor picnic areas.
Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome.
All activities are subject to change.