Saturday 22nd October is the first day of the half-term holiday, and weâve put together a day of events across the town, from around 10am to 4pm.
Events are still being fixed and some exact times have yet to be confirmed, so please come back and find out more nearer the time. (Last updated Wednesday 21 September).
The Community Chef: Cookery Demonstrations
Throughout the day, Tarrant Square
The Community Chef will be cooking up a storm â with 5 cooking demos (some where the crowd can join in â adult supervision necessary) and each will feature free tastings.Â Exact timings of the demonstrations to be advised.
The Smoothie Bike
Around all day, Tarrant Square
The smoothie bike is a pedal powered blender! Children or adults pedal away and as if by magic a fruit smoothie is made! So thatâs exercise AND a healthy reward at the same time. (Just to let you know, the bike remains stationary â so things wonât get too messy!)
Eating Sustainably: Exhibition and Advice
All day, Tarrant Square and Victoria Institute
Advice and guidance on eating sustainably from Agenda 21 and Better Tomorrows.
Throughout the day in Tarrant Street Square (with more detailed information and advice in Victoria Institute)
Family Treasure Hunt
An entertaining and engaging family event that will take you on a walk around the town using clues and a map. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Treasure Hunt Clues will be available from The Book Ferret, High Street from 11am. To be in with a chance of winning a prize please follow the instructions on the Clues!
Cost: Â£5 (cash only)
Contact: 07900 984594 or see www.xtra-ordinaryxperiences.co.uk for further details.
Foraging for wild food
In-town forage devised by Forest Knights for younger children. Guide and careful instructions provided!
Contact: Details of where to pick up the guide to follow.
WORKSHOPS ON A FOOD THEME:
Make a Cupcake Trinket Box
Drop in to Fabric, Buttons & Beads, 2 Tarrant Street and make a felt cupcake trinket box to take home and keep your treasures in!Â Suitable for children aged 6+
Groups welcome, please ring ahead and book if parties of 4 or more.
Cost: Â£6.25 per child.
Contact: 01903 889501.
Krafty Kids will be running cupcake decorating workshop from 10 â 11am.
All children must be 3 years + and will need to be dropped off at the Krafty Kids Studio â which is in Victoria Institute, Tarrant Street.
Cost: Â£8.50 per child, (booking essential)
Contact: Dena, 01243 771555
Details of Theatre Workshop to be announced!
Sometimes it seems every other place in Arundel is an eaterie â so if all this activity makes you hungry you wonât have far to look!
And many places have special food festival menus all week â see our guide here for some suggestions.
Arundel has a great range of independent shops, and taking the time to browse is a rewarding visit at any time of year. Some special suggestions for families in Food Festival week include:
The Book Ferret â an independent bookshop with an excellent selection for children.
For younger children Squibbly Biskit has a charming collection of wooden food-related toys including a complete play kitchen!
Fabric, Buttons and Beads runs craft workshops for children and stocks a range of craft kits that make great gifts or are perfect for a rainy afternoon.
Sparks Yardâs main store on Tarrant Street has a brilliant range of fun and funky kitchen accessories to encourage your child to help out in the kitchen, plus a dedicated recipe book section.