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October half term fun in Andover, Hampshire

The next school holiday is October half-term which takes place on;

Monday 22 October 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018

Here is our Half term guide of what’s on and available to keep our children entertained in Andover.

School holiday clubs in Andover

Pezza Street soccer Winton School, Andover 07876 135770

The Scott Centre Andover, 01264 33 21 88

Stagecoach Andover 01264 365457

Andover leisure centre, 01264 347100

Workshops and events in Andover

The Lights, Andover

Enjoy a family outing this half term and join in with some interactive theatre –  telling the classic tale of Pinocchio at The Lights on Monday, 22 October at 2.30pm

When Geppetto carves Pinocchio something magical happens.  As the puppet takes shape it gradually comes to life, learns to walk and talk and takes on all the qualities of a mischievous little boy. Pinocchio may be disobedient but he’s also inquisitive and brave and has the most amazing adventures where he earns the prize he most desires – to become a real live boy.

During the light hearted half hour workshop some children are chosen and rehearsed into parts while the rest of the audience is taught three chorus songs.  During the interval the actors and children are costumed and the show, lasting 1 hour, runs seamlessly with everyone taking part as rehearsed.

The show is brought to you by Image Musical Theatre and is suitable for ages 5+

“An excellent show for grown-ups and children alike” ****

The Herald

“Very satisfying” **** The Scotsman

“Will be singing the songs for days.”  Parent on twitter

The Lights also offers a range of children’s workshops throughout half term for ages 2 – 10.  Join the play in a day with Wild Things on 23 October for ages 6-10 years, or a Spooky Animation workshop on 25 October for ages 5-7 years and another for ages 8+, or for little ones join in with the Room on a Broom storytelling sessions on 22 October.  Ages 2-5 years.

Full information and tickets available at or from the Box Office: 01264 368368

The Artroom, in Andover

Book a place via The Artroom’s website, and all LoveAndover followers can have the special offer price of £10 for a morning or afternoon session , rather than the £15 normally charged.
Just select the special LoveAndover familylife choice when you reach the booking section

You can book via this link here

More local events can be found here in our events section of the website


Great Local Places to visit with the children in Andover

Finkley down farm

Are you brave enough to enter?

Find all the Monsters around the farm and win a prize

Prizes for everyone in Halloween Fancy Dress taking part in the Fancy Dress Parade after Sheep Racing.

Meet and greet and have fun with these friendly characters who will be at the farm all week.

20th, 21st, 27th and 28th October

22nd, 23rd, 24th and 26th October

25th October

Meet The Snakes, Little Farmers Driving School, Sheep Race, Rabbit Handling, Meerkats and more.

Indoor Play, trampolines, go-carts and Farmyard Crazy Golf.


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.

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.

A week of activities for families- join us in painting our Mystical Dragon Mural
Make and Take Halloween masks, mobiles, luminaries and more…
Make historical hats crafted from craft
Lots of trails throughout the museum
Admission free, small cost for making activities

Museum by Torchlight

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 5-7pm

What happens in the museum after dark?…join us and find out?
A little bit Creepy and Spooky but a lot of FUN!
Bring your torch and prepare to be spooked
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Prizes for best dressed
Entry £2, includes games, trails and refreshments
Drop in- No need to book

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.

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