Celebrating Arundel’s Bee Friendly Town status and the importance of bees ๐Ÿ !!
Pollinators Garden, Mill Road, 9am-4pm
Enjoy lots of free activities – come in a bee, butterfly, pollinator or flower-themed costume and join in with our Fancy Dress Parade at 2.30pm to win a prize!
๐Ÿ The Arundel Bee Project stall and observation hive
๐Ÿ Arundel Bee Project honey and honey & orange marmalade available to purchase while stocks last!
๐ŸŒฟ Arundel Gardens Association – enter their Scarecrow Making Competition
๐Ÿ“– Usborne Books The book nook corner – Independent Usborne Organiser – browse pollinator and bee story and non-fiction books and games
๐ŸŽจ Free colouring, craft and activities
๐Ÿฅณ Facepainting by Meadow Arts
๐ŸŽˆFeatured events!
11.00am – Magic show with Nick Clark
11.30am-1pm – Balloon Modelling & roaming magic
11.00-3pm – have a bee-themed caricature drawn by artist David Groves Caricatures to show your support for pollinators!
2.30pm – Fancy dress parade and prizegiving with the Mayor of Arundel
3pm – interactive storytelling with Chris North ‘Freedom Through Fun’ and special guest ‘Barnabee’ from St Barnabas House
High Street & Quayside from 9am
Join our fabulous traders in the High Street and on the Quayside during the Arundel Farmers Market from 9am-2pm to browse and buy. Look out for our volunteer ‘worker bees’ who will be out and about distributing free wildflower seeds from The Seed Co-operative to celebrate the work of The Arundel Bee Project
๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ ๐Ÿ Around town
Follow The Arundel Bee Trail around town to find the hidden bees, their secret letters spelling out words and enjoy a goody bag of treats. Maps and goody bags available from the Arundel Bee Project stall and Arundel Museum – ยฃ2.50 each.
๐ŸŽ Look out for our newly installed bee-friendly planters, planted up with herbs and pollinator-friendly plants by our own group of volunteers – the Arundel Green Team!
๐Ÿฆ‰ We are also excited to welcome ‘Minerva’ – the hero owl from Chestnut Tree House‘s The Big Hoot Chichester & Arundel 2024 fundraising trail – to the Pollinators Garden. The 6′ artist-designed painted owl and volunteers from Chestnut Tree will be there with information about the campaign, next year’s Trail and a competition to design your own owl!
All part of this year’s Arundel Festival of the Arts – ‘bee’ seein’ you! 

Posted on: 4 August 2023