Family fun around Horsham for the half-term holidays

There are lots of fun activities on offer for families this February half-term, organised by Horsham District Council and its various partners.

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

is hosting a children’s trail around the museum this half- term, focusing on the experience of evacuees during the Second World War.

It is also opening a new Second World War display on Thursday 17 February. The gallery will focus on the people of Horsham and the District and how they supported the war effort from home.  From preparing the house for the blackout, to the celebrations at the end of the war, you can find out more about how people lived from day to day during these years.

The museum is open Thursday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Bird box making at Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Join our Warden team at Warnham Local Nature Reserve to make your own bird box for your garden.

Suitable for children aged 6 and over, here are all the details:

  • Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 February
  • Session times: 10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm and 2-3pm
  • £10 per session (no charge for accompanying adults)

The event is run by the Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve. To book a place, drop in to the Visitor Centre or call 01403 756238.

Family fun day for families with children with additional needs

The Short Breaks Family Fun Day for families with children with additional needs is on Saturday 26 February from 10am-4pm at Chanctonbury Leisure Centre.

Led by the Council’s Sports Development team, the free event offers a wide range of activities for children with additional needs and their siblings, including:

  • Athletics
  • Arts and crafts
  • DJ'ing and karaoke
  • Rebound therapy
  • Table tennis
  • Soft play

No need to book, just turn up!

For further information, please contact Mike Hart at .

Horsham's Pancake race returns to the Carfax

After a gap of two years, Horsham Rotary Pancake Races will be back in the Carfax on Thursday 24 February.

Organised by Horsham Rotary, teams from local businesses, clubs and organisations take part in this fun event to raise money for charity. Expect silly costumes, high levels of competitiveness, and lots of flipping!

Follow Horsham Rotary on Facebook to stay up to date with the details.

Action and adventure at The Capitol

This half-term, visit The Capitol Horsham for some action-packed entertainment.

Uncharted (12A) is an action adventure movie you don't want to miss! Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, it's based on the video game series of the same name.

A young Nathan Drake and his partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan go up against a wealthy, ruthless fortune hunter and his mercenaries to claim a lost fortune in gold from the voyages of Magellan, whilst also tracking clues that may lead to Drake’s long-lost brother, Sam.

Commenting on the various events and activities available Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Roger Noel said:

I am delighted to see such a broad range of activities, both sports based and creative, being made available to the young people of our District. It is particularly welcoming after such long periods of lockdowns that families can now get out and about and enjoy themselves.

There will be lots going on in the school holidays to ensure parents have plenty of affordable opportunities for their children to enjoy in a safe environment.

I would encourage as many of you as possible to take advantage of all the great activities they can take part in.

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