Get Thrifty Weekend

Patch it, fix it, reuse it, get the most out of it! Get money saving tips from the past.

Discover how people never threw anything away and found a use for everything, observe how you can live more sustainably today. Learn how to make something out of what you think is nothing, upcycle and repurpose items.

Find out about the art of mending at our Make do and Mend stall, meet the Fripperer and try on some clothes at our medieval second hand market hall, get foraging tips and discover how almost any type of leftover can be turned into something useful.

Get imaginative and learn how to transform your garden with some upcycling, pick up tips on how to grow flowers from seed and create a flower display from recycled materials. And don’t forget to meet our Blacksmiths! These were the original recyclers, so visit our forge to see how they repaired items and recycled materials.

Have got some old tools at home that you no longer use? Or are you looking to replace something? Over this weekend you can also visit the Tools for Self Reliance stand to donate or buy second hand tools and find out how doing this helps fund craft and workers in Africa.

There will be lots of demonstrations and activities taking place over the 40 acre site this weekend, so why not come along to pick up some new ways get thrifty at home.


25 - 26 Mar 2023


10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Weald & Downland Living Museum
Singleton, Chichester