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Andover school summer holiday guide

Looking for school summer holiday fun to enjoy with the children?

Here is our summer guide of things in Andover that we know you will love doing with your children.

When are they ?

School summer holidays take place on Wednesday 24th July 2019 – Tuesday 3 September 2019.

Some Schools are breaking up earlier, due to inset days, check with your childs school.

Summer Camps

Do you need to book a full time summer holiday camp whilst you go to work ?

These are some of the ones that are available in Andover, Hampshire.

The Scott Centre Andover, 01264 33 21 88

Stagecoach Andover 01264 365457

Andover leisure Centre 01264 347100

Pezza Street soccer Winton School, Andover 07876 135770

FREE childcare if your child claims free school meals, more details here

Summer workshops/clubs

The Artroom

Book a place via The Artroom’s website, and all LoveAndover followers can have the special discount of 15%, when you book via their website using the discount code, LAfun

You can book via this link here

Andover Trees

Children and Teen Summer Club – Nature Explorers, held at Harmony Woods in Andover. You need to pre-book. Use contact form on website

The Lights

Summer holiday children’s workshops available at The lights in Andover, just call in and pick up a brochure.  To buy tickets or join the mailing list, visit or call the Box Office on 01264 368368.

Pets at Home

Looking for something fun, furry and free to do with your kids this summer holidays?

Then visit your local Pets at Home store for a fantastic My Pet Pals summer workshop. Kids will receive a jam-packed activity booklet, cool stickers and a double-sided poster… all for FREE!

Further details can be found here.

Places to visit

Finkley down farm

Water wars, sheep racing, pony rides and entertainers booked throughout – come and celebrate the summer with us at Finkley!


Bring your child to experience a tot sized high street, with shop, restaurant, hairdressers, construction site, and more, where they can dress up and play. They can be found in The Chantry centre, Andover.

Museum of the iron age/Andover Museum

6 Church Close, Andover . Learn all about our towns history. The Museum of the Iron Age tells the story of Danebury hill fort which lies to the south west of Andover. Free worksheets available for children.

Riverside Bowl

On Bridge street, Andover. Bowling, glo golf, pool and an american diner. It is suggested that you book your games time slot in advance as space is limited.

The Hawk Conservancy

Holding rare birds of prey, watching world-class flying displays learning and discovering facts about 130 birds of prey from owls to eagles during your visit.

Andover Library

Snuggle down on the comfy chairs and share a story together. Do some research as a family on one of the computers. Or take part in one of the craft activities that are on offer. Andover library also offers lots of different free events for our children of all ages. The latest details can be found here

Join in with the Summer Reading Challenge this years theme is space, you can read more here.

Andover cinema

For the latest Cinema Listings and to Book Tickets here.

Also available at this cinema – ODEON Kids – screenings which have been chosen especially for children and are on Saturday and Sunday mornings and everyday throughout  the school holidays.

Local Events

There are LOTS of local events happening this summer for our children to enjoy.

Four Fun Fridays

Every Friday in August, in Andover High Street a series of performances, interactive workshops, street theatre, heritage trail tours and more.

TARCA is a community group, set up for local conservation.

They have some lovely events taking place this summer, that families will enjoy.

Saturday 20th July, Anton lakes , 10am, Guided Walk -orchids, day moths & find  flowing springs.

Sunday 11th August, Enham , meet at Augusta sports car pack, 10am. Summer Walk  – meadows, lanes, paths & woods.

YMCA Andover

Have a range of events planned for big and little kids this Summer.

FREE sports on offer for 8-15 year olds from Test Valley, at Charlton Sports Academy, read more about that here

Visit our events section of the website here to find out whats on each day !

What’s on for Babies and Toddlers?

Looking for things to do during the summer holidays with your Babies and toddlers?

Most Baby and toddler groups stop during the school holidays and the big kids take over !!!.

Click here to find on what’s still going on for Baby and Toddlers in Andover.

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Do you have something great on offer in Andover this Summer ?

Please email us at to find out how you can be added to our summer holiday guide.

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