Andover Events FamilyLife Feature Article

Summer Half Term in Andover

The next school holiday is Summer half-term holiday which takes place on Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021

Summer half term events

Andover Town Centre Car Boot Sale

May 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Love Andover and InAndover are working together to bring you this Bank holiday event taking place in Andover high street. We will be hosting a Car Boot sale with free entertainment and activities. Click here to find out more.

The Chantry Centre Spring Event

May 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

To celebrate spring and the easing of lockdown, the Chantry Centre will be hosting a free spring craft event on Monday 3 May for all the family to enjoy. Due to social distancing guidelines, spaces for this event are limited and families, or social bubbles, of up to six people can book a table at one of the sessions which will run at select times between 10am – 3:45pm. Bookings can be made at

Riverside Park Opening Event

June 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy the new park by the riverside at the Town Mills where you will find an array of weird and wonderful illusions, large insects, mushrooms, flowers and lots of activities to keep you busy throughout the day. Loads of great things to wander and look at through the new park, and some great FREE family friendly workshops to book too – Playing Card People workshop with The Artroom and Wonderland storytelling with Merry go Round Storytelling – have a look at The lights  website for more info and call the Box Office to book your space.

Wildflower walk

June 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A socially distanced walk through Harmony Woods and our wildflower meadow, practise your wildflower identification skills and contribute to the Nature in Harmony 2021 findings. Great for beginners.

Limited number of spaces available, each individual or household will work independently, all equipment is provided.

Please book your place by emailing

We still have some covid rules to follow to keep us safe. But there are more things open and happening during these school holidays. Click here to read the latest covid rules and regulations. 

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.

Places to visit in Andover

Family attractions are now reopen you need to pre book to visit, and follow the changes that they have put in place to keep us and our children safe whilst we visit them. 

Places to visit in and around Andover are;

Visit the local Park, Parks can be visited at all times of year and they can provide hours of free activity for our children to enjoy. A list of local parks in Andover can be found 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.

Go on a local walk or bike ride , we have lots of suggestions of where to go written by Graeme , you can read all his suggestions, here


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

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