Parents looking for half-term fun for their children have the option of visiting Buchan Country Park for a variety of countryside activities.
The park, near Crawley, has organised several events to help families get closer to nature.
The week starts with a special Halloween celebration on Monday October 29 (2.30-5pm), with an afternoon of activities including pumpkin carving before listening to some spooky tales at twilight.
An adult must accompany children. Tickets cost £7 per child (pumpkin included). There is no charge for the accompanying adult.
Join the rangers for their popular Family Bushcraft day on Tuesday October 30 (9.45am-3pm).
Children and their parents will be able to learn how to build shelters and camp fires in a traditional way.
Tickets cost £10 per person (including hot food for lunch) and a family ticket (four people) is £30.
On Wednesday October 31, a second Bushcraft session is planned for unaccompanied children and teens (8-15 years). Tickets cost £18 each (including lunch and refreshments).
Then on Thursday November 1, more adventurous youngsters (8-15 years) are invited to sample life as a countryside ranger by becoming ‘Buccaneer Rangers’.
That means they will be learning new skills, helping the park’s wildlife and perhaps even making the first steps to discovering a future career.
Tickets cost £5 per child.
Advance booking is essential as places are limited.
For more information and for a full schedule of the park’s autumn and winter events, please visit the Buchan Country Park web pages at www.westsussex.gov.uk or contact the Countryside Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01293 542088.