The Easter Holidays are a great chance to spend some quality time with the family.
And if you’re looking for something a little different this Easter Gilbert White & The Oates Collection in Selborne is for you…
From the 26th March until the 10th April your family can take part in our Family Orienteering Challenge. Your challenge is to navigate your way around our new orienteering course. You can even make a race out of practicing this great skill. Free drop in, all ages welcome, all day long. Bring your own compass or borrow one (refundable deposit). There will be a trail in the grounds and a small prize on completion. Perfect for all competitive families!
Tuesday’s during the school holidays are Craft Days at the Museum. Come and join us celebrate the great Frank Oates, the Victorian explorer with African themed crafts on the 29th March and Central American crafts on the 5th April. Join us in making fun souvenirs to take home suitable for all ages, at no extra cost and no need to book.
On the 30th March we’re hosting a session All About the Weather. Find out where weather comes from, what it might mean and what it doesn’t and build your own simple weather station to take your own readings at home with. And if you’re bored of Easter Egg hunts why not take part in The Great Gilbert White Bug Hunt, on the 6th April? Join us as we venture out into the meadow and woodland to see what invertebrates we can discover and take a look at them through a microscope. Then make a bug hotel for the insects in your garden. Both activities are bookable by visiting our website. The sessions cost £6 per child, with the accompanying adult free, which includes all materials and refreshments.
And of course the museum will be open for business as normal throughout Easter, with wonderful cakes and treats in the Tea Parlour, blooming flowers around the 25 acres of garden and parkland, and well as the wonderful stories of three great explorers of the natural world.