Beat the lockdown boredom with these great activities inspired by Sussex by the Sea.
There are ideas for kids and adults to enjoy at home, and to help you dream of visiting our lovely attractions in Sussex by the Sea for real - as soon as it is safe to do so. What's on your 'West Sussex Wishlist'?
Share your #LockdownActivity stories and pictures on our social media channels Facebook Twitter Instagram and add your favourite attraction to your 'WestSussexWishlist'
Use the #WestSussexWishlist hashtag to let us know what you are most looking forward to doing when you can next visit our lovely attractions.
Send us a Postcard - #justforfun
Take inspiration from the lovely postcard design above and create one (or more) of your own! Send us YOUR designs of what you'd love to do and where you plan to visit when you are able to travel again safely to Sussex by the Sea.
Take a look at these great ideas from our local attractions and find and follow their social channels for more regular updates, inspiration and news.
Look at these lovely activities the Amberley team have put together, so that you can enjoy this lovely museum from home. Choose from museum inspired colouring pages, papercraft models and even a virtual hug!
Join Paul Ullson and learn how to make some medieaval 'pastimes' that would be just the sort of 'entertainment the guards in the Castle's guard room may have enjoyed.
Who doesn't love a cartoon? See the brilliant drawings created by Paul bringing the 'Call to Arms' event (just one of many events sadly cancelled this year) to life for your enjoyment in a fabulous online 'Flip Book' at: arundelcastle.org/event/virtual-15th-century-raiders/ Could you design some 'historical' cartoons ?
Each week of lockdown the WWT team bring you a new set of curriculum-linked science resources. These will inspire your children to connect with the natural world, no matter how much green space you have access to. There's also selection of short fun activities that can be dipped into at any time.
Arundel Museum held a poetry competition in early May 2020. The winners were announced and you can read their lovely poems on the Museum's Facebook page. Why not have a go at writing your own poems and share them on our Facebook page
Find some fun inspiration from the Butlin's Team and make some videos, show off your acting skills, send in your #Butlinsathome artwork and even make a cat super hero from a loo roll! Head over to the Butlin's Bognor Regis Facebook page and scroll through their great posts.
The museum team invite everyone to create something, whether you consider yourself to be an artist or not, based on your experiences, thoughts or feelings about these strange and challenging times we find ourselves in. Find out more about how to enter your artwork for the OPEN Exhibition 2020
With the Theatre doors currently closed, the building is looking a bit forlorn; so the Theatre team would like your help to decorate the Festival Theatre’s windows with artwork to make someone smile. They've created a template that you can download from their website to use, or feel free to create your own drawing, doodle or painting. Send them off to the theatre and they will display them for everyone who passes the building to enjoy. There's an art trail you can discover too!
Visit the Virtual Museum and learn a craft at Chichester's fabulous Novium Museum. From Loo roll Roman soldiers to Smuggling School and Milk Bottle Rockets - this will surely keep you occupied - and there's lots of great history tales too. Finally, discover the fascinating story of arguably the most elaborately equipped Iron Age Warrior to be found in England - the Mystery Warrior found in nearby North Bersted, Bognor Regis.
Colour in West Sussex
Head over to our partners Experience West Sussex who have created some lovely Sussex scenes for you to colour in and display on your walls, windows, Working From Home noticeboard or fridge door, to remind you how beautiful and varied Sussex is.
Finally - Take a virtual walk through the Sussex Weald woods
Relax and let your mind take in the sounds of a real walk through the Sussex Weald. How many of the birds can you identify from their beautiful songs during the Dawn Chorus? This amazing recording was discovered appropriately on Twitter, credit to Daniel Greenwood and our thanks to him for giving permission to share.
We hope you enjoy these online ideas from your own home and look forward to the time when we can welcome you to back to all our Sussex by the Sea attractions again.
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