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Summer half term in Andover 2018

The next school holiday is Summer half-term holiday which takes place on Saturday 26 May 2018 to Sunday 3 June 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


Andover leisure Centre 

We understand the importance of children being active during the holidays. 

Our experienced and fully qualified team deliver a range of activities keeping your children happy and healthy.

Holiday Camps:

Our Holiday Camp runs at Andover Leisure Centre during the School Holidays from 8.30am – 5.30pm each day (excluding weekends and bank holidays). It is for children aged 5 yrs up to the age of 12years.

Our Holiday Camps aim to engage children through Multi Sports and Arts & Crafts, keeping them active while making friends in a fun environment.

Full Day cost: Full Day: £27.90 Lunch bolt on: £3.95

Spaces are limited to 36 children per day; we strongly advise booking spaces in advance.

*To book a place – select your site and click continue, in the search box click ‘classes’, choose the date you wish to book and select from 8.00am, number of places and click search, from the list provided click on ‘Holiday Camp’ add to basket, for additional bookings choose another date and repeat. 

Click here to book online:  Call us today on: 01264 347100 to book a space or pop in and book at reception.

Other 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

WORLD CUP 2018 soccer school email Cathy to book a space.

Summer half term events

The lights , Andover

From 30 May to 1 June there is a magical mixture of storytelling, dance, movement, art and creativity workshops for children aged 2 to 11, guaranteed to encourage your children’s imaginations and keep them entertained at the same time!

We have not one but two exciting play in a day options this holiday!  On 31 May from 10am – 3pm The Awongalema Tree play in a day is suitable for 7-11 year olds.  With African animals, a magical life-giving tree and a sacred mountain with some very helpful mountain spirits, this wonderful folk tale has all the elements for a fun filled day!

Then on 1 June from 10am – 3pm The Three Little Pigs play in a day is suitable for ages 5-7.  Come and join tutor Amanda for an exciting day of music, drama and storytelling towards a performance for friends and family at the end of the day.

We haven’t forgotten the little ones either, for ages 2-5 there are two storytelling workshops with Amanda on 30 May at 9.30am or 11am.  The classic book will be brought to life with songs, rhymes and lots of imagination!  Children must be accompanied by an adult (included in the ticket price).

And a fab family show is on offer, Join in the mayhem with Doctor Dolittle and his animal friends. This family musical will take you on a journey from Puddleby on the Marsh to the high seas of the Caribbean. Dolittle and his animal gang have to find Long Arrow, the great explorer, fend off Mr Slymrott who wants to seize their home and defend themselves against cut throat pirates. Will they succeed?

More information and to book tickets can be found here

May half term craft events,

Andover Garden centre

May 28 @ 9:30 amJune 1 @ 10:00 am.Five brilliant days of kids’ craft activities this May half term! All craft sessions last for 20 minutes and include an activity sheet. All activities are suitable for children aged 3+

Code Playground,

Hawk Conservancy

May 30 @ 10:30 am5:30 pm, Code Playground is Barclay’s interactive workshop to help you and your kids get to grips with the basic of coding. Using Scratch, built by MIT, we’ll give your child the tools to create their own game!

Forces Family Fun Day ,

YMCA Andover, Dairy Road, Off Smannell Road, Andover, SP11 6YG

May 30 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm

The afternoon will include:Bouncy castle,Face painting,Fur feather and fangs Creative writing workshop

Non military families also welcome. 

Free drama class

May 30 @ 4:00 pm

Ignite youth theatre at The Lights are launching a brand new 5-7 year old class with a free taster class.

Remember to visit the events section of our website here

Places to visit in Andover


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. Free worksheets available for children.

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.

Finkley down farm

Join us this May Half Term for fun in the sun (or rain!) with all our daily activities and entertainers.

Andover Library

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

Andover cinema

For the latest Cinema Listings and to Book Tickets here.

Also available at this cinema – ODEON Kids – screenings which have been chosen especially for children and are on Saturday and Sunday mornings and everyday throughout  the school holidays.Peter Rabbit is the kids show on the 26th and the 27th May, The greatest showman is the kids show on 2nd and 3rd June.

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

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