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Free things to do in Andover with the children

Purse looking a bit empty ? Looking for some free entertainment for the children to do in Andover?

Here we have our top suggestions for you to enjoy with your children in Andover for free.

Visit the Park

Parks can be visited at all times of year and they can provide hours of free activity for our children to enjoy.

More details on Local parks in Andover can be found here

Visit the Andover library

Chantry Centre , Andover SP10 1LT

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

Visit the Andover Museum/Iron Age Museum

6 Church Close, Andover,SP10 1DP

Learn about our history in Andover.

During term-time the Natural History Gallery has tables & chairs especially for our smaller visitors where they can do a jigsaw, read a book or have a go at one of the regularly changing activities. There is also a dressing-up corner with a selection of fun and historic themed costumes.

They also run a regular programme of family friendly craft days with drop-in make and take activities and bookable workshops. These run every school holiday and are aimed families joining in and having fun together. There is also a selection of trails available for different ages and abilities.

Rock hunting

Paint a rock then hide it.

Local Andover Mum Trudi tell us more about Andover Rock hunting here

Feeding the ducks in Andover

Going to feed the ducks is a timeless activity – one which many of us enjoyed doing as children ourselves, and enjoy doing with our own children now.

My top places to feed the ducks in Andover are

  • Town Mills Pocket Park set alongside the River Anton.
  • Rooksbury Mill, Rooksbury Mill Local nature Reserve, Barlows Lane, Andover SP10 2HA
  •  Anton Lakes Local Nature Reserve, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3SY.

Please remember NOT to feed them bread as we now know this is bad for ducks. Ducks enjoy eating Grapes, Lettuce, Frozen peas and sweetcorn, Oats,Seeds, Rice.


Don’t forget to visit our events section of the website here to see what’s happening for us to enjoy in Andover.

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