Andover Events FamilyLife Feature Article

Summer half term in Andover

The next school holiday is Summer half-term holiday which takes place on 25th May 2019 to 29th May 2020.

This years School summer half term is definitely going to be different, due to all being told to stay at home due to the coronavirus. Being at home does not mean that we still can’t have fun.

School holiday clubs in Andover

The Scott centre in Andover is open for key worker children only,  All activities are run in line with government advice on social distancing.

Open from 8:30am-6:00pm Monday to Friday. To book your place for May Half Term please call 01264 332188 or email

Summer half term events

To ensure people are social distancing, the government has prohibited by law all public gatherings of more than two people, except for reasons set out in the regulations.

Andover Trees

They currently have 2 community engagement projects ongoing at the moment. A citizen science project asking people to help them identify ‘what’s living in the woods’, and a community art club, further details can be found here

They also have a webpage dedicated to at-home nature-based activities and learning resources. Click here for details 

Andover Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail leaflet highlights some of the town centre buildings and streets that have played a part in Andover’s history. Follow the trail using the leaflet (printable using the document link here) and explore the streets and living history of the town from the Iron Age to the present day with a few stops in between.

Andrew suggests an online escape room he did this one with 6 families on zoom and enjoyed it, it cost £15 in total. Here’s the link here for you to enjoy with your families.

However there are online/virtual events that are taking place. Visit our events section of the website here to find out what they are.

Places to visit in Andover

You can exercise outside as often as you wish and you can also sit and rest outside – exercise or recreation can be alone, with members of your household, or with one other person from outside your household, while keeping two metres apart at all times.

You may drive to outdoor publicly accessible open spaces irrespective of distance, but should follow social distancing guidance whilst you are there. You should plan ahead to ensure that, where you are visiting places,  have you checked that they are open and appropriately prepared for visitors. You should not go to ticketed outdoor leisure venues, where there is a higher risk of close contact and touching surfaces.

The local Andover and surrounding areas animal family attractions have made use of their social media outlets to keep in touch with their customers during this time. Read more here

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

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