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May Bank holiday fun in Andover

Good news is May here and this glorious month brings not one bank holiday but two !

The May bank holidays fall on the 6th May and 27th May 2019

The second Bank holiday in May falls during our children’s summer half term. I will be sharing a school holiday guide soon.

Bank holidays were launched by Liberal politician and banker Sir John Lubbock in 1871, it was introduced as a way of giving workers respite.

What’s on to enjoy this Bank Holiday?

Here are some events we think that you will enjoy.

Unicorn Weekend

May 4 10:00 amMay 6 5:00 pm

Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May we will be celebrating all things unicorn at Finkley down farm.

Meet our very own unicorns ?
Giant bubble fun with Shimmer & Glimmer the unicorns (if it’s raining don’t worry we will have games inside!) ?‍♂️
Unicorn Disco with the Big Balloon Drop!
Follow the Unicorn Trail to win a prize. Along with all the usual Finkley Fun.

Hurstbourne Tarrant 5 Mile Race

Saturday 4th May 2019

Online entries are now closed, but they will accept entries in person on the day, up to 30 minutes before the start, or until the race entry limit of 300 is reached. Minimum age on race day is 15. Under 18’s must seek permission from a parent or guardian.Entries for the Fun Run will only be taken on the day. Suggested minimum donation £5. Click here for further details

Monday 6th May 2019

Harewood Forest 10k, 5k and 2k. Races start at 10am, Great run through the forest and a sports fete afterwards. More details can be found here

Anton Rotary club car and motorbike show 2019

The Weyhill Showground, SP11 8EA. 11am -3pm

Anton Rotary Club are presenting a new Car and Motorcycle show at the car boot sale site at Weyhill near Andover.

The show will provide an opportunity for vehicle owners to showcase their ‘pride and joy’ to a wider public of all ages. It will be an entertaining presentation bringing  vehicles of yesteryear through the ages to the most modern hand built cars and motorcycles. For more details click here

Do you know of any great events that we have missed ? Please add them to our what’s on section of the website here for free !

Places to visit

Finkley down farm

Open 1000-1800, 7 days a week. Finkley Down Farm Park is a family run children’s farm with all the character of a traditional farm plus indoor and outdoor play.


Based in the Chantry centre , Andover. a play centre for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Come and discover a scaled-down street designed to inspire young children to explore and pretend to their hearts’ content. Please give them a call to check they have space before you visit.

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.

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. (please check opening hours before you set out for your visit)

Jungle Jungle,

Open everyday 0930-1730, Andover’s indoor jungle adventure play area for accompanied children from 0 – 11 years.

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Will we enjoy a hot sunny Bank holiday weekend ? If so our sunny day suggestions are here

Or will it be raining…….. Our rainy day suggestions are here

Looking for some families day out further away to enjoy with the children?

Be sure to read our latest #FamilyDaysOut reviews on Marwell, here

Or how about a day trip out to BirdWorld , you can read our review here

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