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Extra Christmas presents from Westgate Leisure and The Novium


Westgate Leisure Chichester and The Novium have announced some extra special offers to help keep the whole family entertained over the Christmas period. From Thursday 27 to Monday 31 December, those aged under 16 can swim for free during all public swimming times at Westgate Leisure Chichester. And The Novium, the council's new museum in Tower Street, Chichester, will be offering 50% off entry on Friday 28 December.

Swimming is one of the most popular leisure pursuits. Westgate Leisure Chichester has some of the best swimming facilities in the area. The complex offers three pools and a water slide at Via Ravenna, Chichester. The main pool, which is one of the largest on the south coast, offers dedicated swimming lanes for those who want to swim without interruption. It also offers an area for those who want to take a more leisurely approach.

For those who want more thrills and spills, the leisure pool boasts a 55-metre water slide and aqua catch.

For more Christmas opening times, terms and conditions, and pool programmes please see the swimming pool pages on Westgate Leisure's website, call 01243 785651 or aquadial on 01243 521252.

For those visiting The Novium on Friday 28 December there will be activities for all ages taking place on the day as well.

The Novium tells the story of the Chichester District over the past 500,000 years. One of the special features of the museum is that it has been purpose built to show the remains of the Roman baths of the city of Noviomagus Reginorum - one of the many wow factors you will see. Also, look out for the curiosities case, the Jupiter Stone, and the Chilgrove Mosaic. Plus, take in the breath-taking views of the cathedral on the second floor, where you can 'touch the view' with chimney pots and cathedral stone placed near the window. You can also search for interesting finds, try on a Roman outfit and even make your own mosaic.

For further information, Christmas opening times, and terms and conditions, please see their website or call 01243 775888.

Cllr Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Wellbeing and Community Services at Chichester District Council, says: "2012 has really been a year to celebrate. Westgate Leisure celebrated its 25th anniversary and The Novium was officially opened this year, and so it was only fitting that we should run two special offers that will helped to keep the whole family entertained during the holidays. We hope that everyone has a very enjoyable Christmas and New Year."