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Haunted half term 'spooktacular' around the Chichester District


There's lots of spooky goings on around the Chichester District this haunted half term - do you dare to join us? There are creepy craft creations, 'awful artefacts' handling, spooky stories, a bone collector's museum trail and chance to make a "skeleton on a string" at The Novium. Young participants who dress up in their most frightful Halloween costume get free admission to The Novium.

More information on the activities can be found on the museum's website To contact The Novium email or call 01243 775888.

Meanwhile there is a whole range of activities for sporty youngsters.

Westgate Leisure Chichester will be running a daily Burst holiday club, from 8.30am to 5.30pm, during half term for children aged six to 16 who want activities to do for the whole or half day.

There will be a variety of activities available each day with a wide range of equipment for the children to be creative. Activities on offer include:

·       dance;

·       inflatable swim;

·       trampolining;

·       table tennis and badminton;

·       team sports;

·       art and craft;

·       bouncy castle; and

·       soft play.

Come in Halloween fancy dress on Thursday 31 October.

The cost is £22 per child per day or £16 for a half day. To book a place please call Westgate Leisure Chichester on 01243 785651 or email

There are lots of sports holiday courses around the district for boys and girls aged six to 16. All the courses run from 10am-3pm and the cost is £7.50 per person per day.

The courses are:

·       Rugby in the Community - on Monday 28 October at The Academy, Selsey delivered by Driving Force Rugby Coaching Ltd;

·       Chi Sport Netball Camp - a new course for half term on Tuesday 29 October at the University of Chichester;

·       Chi Sport Multisport Camp - on Wednesday 30 October at the University of Chichester; and

·       Football in the Community courses - on Thursday 31 October at the University of Chichester and on Friday 1 November at The Academy, Selsey delivered by Albion in the Community.

A new Saturday morning sports programme for young people is being set up at the University of Chichester. Starting on Saturday 9 November it will include:

·       a netball club from 10am-12pm for 11-16 year olds; and

·       a multisport club offering sports activities from 9-11am for six to 12 years olds.

All coaches are fully qualified and are DBS checked for child safety.

For more information on the courses, please contact Chichester District Council's sports team on 01243 534857 or