What’s on in Chichester? May Edition

By 15th April 2015 No Comments
We think Chichester is a pretty versatile place. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, and with the summer season fast approaching, starting from next month with the May bank holiday, we thought we’d compile a concise list of some of the exciting things going on in the area.

Farmers’ Market

When and where?
1st May 2015 in the City Centre 9am-2pm

Our monthly farmers’ market returns to kick off the bank holiday weekend. With stall holders required to rear, bake and/or preserve all the produce they will be selling within a 30 mile radius of Chichester, you can guarantee that the products you will receive will be the best locally sourced items that Chichester has to offer.

We think the local producers need more praise for their fantastic work, so come on down and take a look at their wares and help promote local production!

City Centre
West Sussex
PO19 1TY

Chichester Cathedral Peregrines

When and where?
11th April-05th July at the RSPB Marquee 10am-5pm (4pm Sundays)

A pair of Peregrine Falcons nest in our Cathedral’s south eastern turret every year. From April until mid June, the parents and the little chicks can be viewed in the RSPB marquee located just off the Cloisters Cafe. From June until the 5th of July, the birds will be visible to visitors through telescopes located in the Cathedral Grounds.

This is a free event, so make sure to have this as one of the “must see” items on your itinerary, as the RSPB are reporting only 1,500 breeding pairs in the UK.

Museums at Night – A Night at the Novium

When and where?
15th May at the Novium Museum 7.30pm-11.30pm

This one is more for the adults. The Novium Museum is taking part in the National Museums at Night event. This offers people the chance to experience a completely different visit to the museum… quite literally in a different light!

With cocktails on arrival, visitors will be able to meet with experts from the museum while they explore behind the scenes. There’s a variety of activities such as wool spinning, still life drawing sessions and a little quiz to test everyone’s knowledge! The night will be rounded off with a Roman soldier biscuit decorating contest, followed by heading to the Belle Isle for a nightcap and some snacks.

This is an annual event, so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the Museum in a completely fun and different way! Space is limited for this event, so make sure you book! Tickets cost £15 per person.

The Novium
Tower Street
West Sussex
PO19 1QH

Commando Action

When and where?
28th May at the Royal Marines Museum 10am-5pm

If it’s more of a family day out you are looking for, where everyone can join in, why not take a look at the Royal Marines Museum and join them for their Commando Action Day?

This gives visitors the opportunity to become a Marine for a day, so be prepared to tackle their assault courses and explore the military vehicles. There will also be real Marines taking part in interactive displays with the “new recruits”, so don’t expect to be taking a back seat… get stuck in!

Royal Marines Museum
Portsmouth Southsea

We’re hoping there’ll be something that we’ve listed to pique your interest into coming to visit Chichester. This is also only a small selection of the many events that Chichester has going on in May. If you are in need of somewhere to stay during your visit and are looking for Chichester hotels to stay in, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01243 784995 and speak to one of our friendly team members to see what we can do for you!