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Sussex by the Sea Activities to keep you busy at home

Picture credit, East Beach Guest House, Littlehampton

Beat lockdown boredom with these great activities inspired by Sussex by the Sea.

 

We know how frustrating it is not to be out and about during the current restrictions.

Scroll down for some great ideas for kids and adults to enjoy at home, designed to keep you going until you can visit our great West Sussex attractions again.

Keep dreaming 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 #WestSussexWishlist ?

 

Read the latest Coronavirus information and "KnowBefore you Go"

 

 

Wish You Were Here? 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.

Upload your designs to our Facebook page or email to sussexbythesea@arun.gov.uk

Don't forget to include the artist's name, town and age (if under 18). If you're over 18 we'd be very happy to hear from you too!
No long and complicated T&Cs, no prizes, No closing date; Submissions will imply permission to for Sussex by the Sea to reproduce for marketing purposes. Images used will be credited to the artist.
 
 

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.

 

AMBERLEY MUSEUM

Look at these lovely activities  the Amberley team have put together, so that you can continue to enjoy this lovely museum from home.  Choose from museum inspired online puzzles, colouring pages and papercraft models. Why not explore the museum's great new website Find out about virtual school visits and Book a Heritage Craft Course. 

Read more here: amberleymuseum.co.uk/

 

ARUNDEL CASTLE

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 last year) to life for your enjoyment in a fabulous online 'Flip Book'   Could you design some 'historical' - or even 'hysterical' cartoons ?
Watch the online tours and videos too, and imagine the adventures you'll have as soon as restrictions allow.
 
Read more here: arundelcastle.org/
 

 

ARUNDEL WETLANDS CENTRE (WWT) 

Whether you’re a teacher or parent looking for learning resources, or just want some things to do as a family, the team at WWT have created lots of materials and activities. Perfect for outdoor or indoor fun at home. selection of short fun activities that can be dipped into at any time. 

Read more about the Arundel Centre here: wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/arundel

 

ARUNDEL MUSEUM

Arundel Museum held a poetry competition in early May 2020, What a great idea?  Why not have a go at writing your own poems and share them on our Facebook page What do you mis most about Sussex by the Sea?
You can also relax at home and watch this lovely video produced by the Museum to help you discover the history of the town and it's famous Castle, Sussex home of the Dukes of Norfolk. 
 
Read more here: arundelmuseum.org/

 

 

BUTLIN'S BOGNOR REGIS

Check out #ButlinsAtHome on YouTube,  bringing you the best of Butlin's straight to your homes! Follow the playlist for non-stop fun, entertainment and of course some famous faces!

View Butlin's YouTube Channel here: Butlins-on-Youtube

 

 

LITTLEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Visit Littlehampton Museum's Digital Museum where you'll find lots of activities and ways to enjoy tales of this historic seaside town and inhabitants.

Read more here:  littlehamptonmuseum.co.uk/digital-museum

 

WINDMILL CINEMA, LITTLEHAMPTON

Support the cinema by checking their latest 'Virtual Screenings' and book your ticket to enjoy at home. Keep up to date with latest news at their Facebook page.
 
Read more here: windmillcinema.co.uk/

 

 

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE

From Art Trails to Podcasts - and even a Butterfly Lion, there's lots to discover on the Chichester Festival Theatre 'At Home' page.

Take a look and get involved at: cft.org.uk/cft-at-home

 

THE NOVIUM MUSEUM, CHICHESTER

Visit the museum's 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. 
Uncover too the fascinating story of arguably the most elaborately equipped Iron Age Warrior to be found in England - the Mystery Warrior  recently discovered in nearby North Bersted, Bognor Regis. 
 

 

 

COLOUR IN WEST SUSSEX

Head over to 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 - Let your imagination wander and enjoy some Sussex nature on these virtual walks.

 

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. 

 

EXPERIENCE A  SUSSEX PILGRIMAGE IN SEARCH OF TURTLE DOVES 

Enjoy this virtual walk through parts of central Sussex and discover English folk song history, local nature and the source of the River Arun in this recording discovered on BBC Sounds: 

Listen here: bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00035zf 

 

 

Find more ideas and inspiration at sussexbythesea.com/blogs 

 

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.

#StaySafe  #StayAlert  #SaveLives  #ProtectOurNHS  #2metres #WestSussexWishlist #DreamNowVisitLater

 

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.

 

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