May Half Term in Chichester

| May 2024

Half term is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for ways to keep everyone entertained, Chichester is the place to be! Our city is brimming with activities catering for all ages, ensuring that your May half term is filled with fantastic experiences.

Here’s a roundup of some of the best family-friendly activities happening in Chichester this May half term.

Novium Museum’s Roman Week

Step back in time and explore Chichester’s rich Roman heritage with the return of Roman Week from 25th May to 2nd June. This event is a fantastic opportunity for families to engage with history through a range of activities including workshops, storytelling, music, crafts plus a fun free trail around the city. Find out more here.

Sunny Spots

Bishop’s Palace Gardens

Take advantage of the beautiful blooms and greenery of Bishop’s Palace Gardens at Chichester Cathedral by sharing a family picnic in this picturesque setting. The gardens offer a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Priory Park Adventures

Priory Park is the ideal spot for families looking to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re planning to bring your own picnic, enjoy food and drink from Fenwick’s café, or you’re there to simply explore the playground, the park offers plenty of options for a fun-filled day.

Alfresco pit stops!

Enjoy the beginning of summer with an alfresco coffee and snack.  Chichester has some wonderful independent coffee shops with outside areas, including Fenwicks in Priory Park, Cafe Paradiso, Luckes, The Barn Little London…to name just a few.

Crafts Galore

Café and Craft

Pop to Jam Café on Southgate for their popular craft club (booking advised) or join in with building your very own fairy house at Biscuit Pottery in Draper’s Yard on Thursday 30th May.

Chichester Library Activities

Chichester Library continues to be a hub of activity for families looking for fun and education this half term. On Wednesday 29th May from 2.30- 3.30pm dive into fishy ‘tails’ and fun crafts. Please contact the library for more details.

‘Plates Full of Food’ Workshop at Pallant House Gallery

Pallant House Gallery invites families to get creative with their ‘Plates Full of Food’ workshop. This hands-on activity is perfect for those who love to express themselves through art and is for 7-11 year olds. Inspired by the gallery’s collections, participants will have the opportunity to create their own food-themed masterpieces.  Tickets are available to buy through Pallant House Gallery’s website.

Visit Chichester Cathedral

No half term is complete without a trip to the magnificent Chichester Cathedral. After exploring the ancient wonders of the Cathedral, stop by the Cloisters Kitchen & Garden for some refreshments in a beautiful setting.

With so many activities on offer, Chichester is the place to be this May half term. Whether you’re looking for educational experiences, outdoor adventures, or creative pursuits, there’s something to keep every member of the family entertained.