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Let’s enjoy this years school summer holidays in Andover

School summer holiday are looking better for 2021, with the ease of lockdown and freedom day there are thing’s that we can now enjoy with our children. 

When are they ?

School summer holidays take place on Monday 26th July until Wednesday 1st September 2021

However most schools in Andover are breaking up earlier, due to inset days, check with your child’s school for details. 


Summer Camps

2021 will be the 3rd year that  Connect4Familiesrun Free holiday clubs for children in Andover. The Family fun day is due to take place on Sunday 1st August at the Phoenix centre in Andover. The Youth days run from Monday 9th August until Thursday 19th August. Click here to read more

There are also some free holiday club places are available for children who receive benefits-related free school meals. This is part of the Government’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme.

Free Places available in Andover

Globe Fit are running an activity club this summer, with free places for children in receipt of free school meals or classed as “vulnerable”. To book a space for your child/children, please visit

Planet Education have free place for children aged 5-12 at Andover Leisure Centre. For more information and to book a space, please contact Planet Education at or on 02381 103 488.

Camp Rookwood

The camp is available for all children in the local area and will run from 845am until 4pm with the option to extend to 5pm, throughout the summer holidays. The camp will consist of a range of activities for children from Reception to Year 8 led by the Schools’ experienced staff, on the Rookwood School site. The site includes many classrooms, a sports hall, a drama and dance studio, specialist music, ICT and art rooms, an outdoor heated swimming pool as well as extensive grounds. 

Children will participate in a range of exciting activities on the multi-activity camp including: Sports – rounders, tennis, football, dodgeball, Arts – music, drama, dance, crafting, painting, clay, papier mache ,Swimming in the School’s 25m heated outdoor pool ,outside adventure across the grounds and scientific discovery.

As part of the camp, there are also dedicated Performing Arts and Multi Sports weeks.The Performing Arts camp will run from Monday 12th to Thursday 15th July, for children aged 9-13. Children will get to sing, dance, or play in the band and restrictions permitting, the week will culminate in a special end performance. 

The Multi Sports camp will run from Monday 12th to Friday 16th July, for children aged 10-13. Everyone will have a chance to try old and new activities from Badminton to Football, Rounders to Swimming and many more. Prepare to be exhausted from the many sports on offer plus ‘children’s choice’ on the last day, to include Capture the Flag and Ultimate Frisbee. 

Places are limited so booking well in advance is advised. Bookings can be flexible and childcare vouchers are accepted. For any further information about the camp, or to book your place please click here or call the School on +441264325900. 

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Places to visit

Local Events

We have two family picnics planned that we would like to invite you to.

They are taking place on Friday 6th August and Friday 27th August. We will be bringing along the Love Andover bus and parking it outside the YMCA on Augusta park in Andover, and playing some tunes from the bus for us all to enjoy during our picnic together. Click here to book your space

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