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Wassailing Day

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU
Date and Time
15 January 2023
10:30am - 4:00pm
Included with admission

Come and bless the Museum’s orchard at our winter Wassailing!

Visitors on Sunday, 15 January can watch traditional activities with a Wassailing theme between 11.15am and 3.15pm.

Come along and join a procession, with music, songs and short performances, from the market square to the orchard for the wassail to ensure a good harvest.

Please join the procession from the The house from Sole Street at 11.15am, 1pm or 2.45pm (Duration: 30 minutes approx.).

Guests will be led on a route, with song and short performances, to the orchard at Bayleaf Farmstead.

In the orchard an apple tree will be decorated – there is a ceremony with bread, salt and mulled apple juice, where the audience joins in with the ‘Wassail’ shout and makes lots of noise with bells, rattles or whistles*.

*Visitors are asked to bring something to bang (e.g. an old tin can), rattle or blow to make a loud noise during the Wassailing – the musicians will let you know the time in the proceedings to do this.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please also wear warm clothes and walking shoes or boots.

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore, plus you can learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen and how flour is milled in the watermill – where you can buy grain and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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