‘Great time’ at museum at special activity day

Children playing bagatelle
Children playing bagatelle

HANDS-ON activities gave children a taste of days gone by at Steyning Museum.

The children’s activity day was organised for half-term, offering fun for all the family.

Brass rubbing

Brass rubbing

Education officer Joan Denwood said an interesting and fun day was had by all.

“More than 50 children enjoyed extra activities, put out for the morning and afternoon sessions.

“Apart from exploring all the hands-on attractions the museum usually has to offer, the children had extra fun, such as playing bagatelle and shove ha’penny, finding out about old cameras, making and decorating spring baskets, dressing up in historical costumes, playing with old and newer toys, and the ever-popular brass rubbing, using a variety of brasses.

“None of this could have been possible without the wonderful band of volunteers who manned each activity, explaining and helping the children to get the most out of their session.”

None of this could have been possible without the wonderful band of volunteers who manned each activity, explaining and helping the children to get the most out of their session

Joan Denwood, education officer

There was a lively, fun atmosphere, with children, parents and grandparents having a great time.

View of the table showing spring basket making

View of the table showing spring basket making