Andover Events FamilyLife Holidays

Week 3 of the school summer holidays in Andover, Hampshire

Week three of the school summer holidays has begun, hope your all enjoying the school summer holidays so far.

Here we have have our top suggestions of things to enjoy with the children this week.



The Chantry centre beach

The Chantry beach has everything you’ll need to have fun this summer; sand, shopping, games, competitions and prizes.

Every Monday in August, from 11am – 4pm, the upper mall in the centre will become home to a Chantry Beach bonaza with lots of fun free activities for all of the family.



Bumps, Babies & Beyond – World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations

August 7 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
YMCA Andover, Dairy Road, Off Smannell Road, Andover, SP11 6YG, Dairy Road
Andover, SP11 6YG

This week we will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week! Bumps, Babies and Beyond Group from 10am till 11:30am at Andover YMCA every Tuesday mornings! This brilliant new group will also be running all year round including non-term time. Come and join us!

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Fred in the Shed Magic Show

August 7 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm
Andover Library, Chantry Centre
Andover, Hampshire SP10 1LT

Fred in the Shed’s Magic Show is a fast paced mixture of light hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family – and his puppet friends supply the mischief! For ages 3+ Please book your place in advance Visit Andover Library Booking Line: 01264 353063

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Clancy the Clumsy Lizard Craft and Storytelling for 3-5 yr olds

The lights


Running fast is fun thinks Clancy, but not when you keep bumping into things!
Come and make lizard blowers and then use them to help me tell the story of Clancy the Clumsy Lizard.
This is a fun interactive workshop is suitable for ages 3-5 years (must be accompanied by an adult, included in ticket price)
Cost: £6.50
Tickets must be booked through The Lights Box Office.
Call 01264 368368

Day of play

Burghclere Down Community Centre Berry Way, SP10 3RZ

Drop the kids off with us or stay and enjoy the fun with them. £24 per session /£12 for half day


A day trip

John from The Artroom has organised a Visit to The National Gallery, London. He will be at the Sainsbury Wing entrance door at midday, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm. He invites us to look at a few pictures, enjoy the art, browse the shop, and possibly a cup of coffee . You can find out more about The Artroom in Andover, here

Princess Days at The Tea Cosy

(Characters will visit from 10.45-11.45).
During that hour Princesses will greet guests at each individual table with time for photos, autographs and time to get to know each guest. Following this will be story time, and live sing-along. Guests can enjoy a choice of drinks plus themed cakes and biscuits
£12 per guest must be booked in advance.

500 Historical Words!

July 28 @ 8:00 amSeptember 4 @ 5:00 pm
Andover Museum, 6 Church Close
Andover,HampshireSP10 1DP United Kingdom

What is the Prize? £20! Plus many runner up prizes. What are the Rules? Open to 5 -15 year olds. Must be the original work of the entrant. A fictional piece of creative writing wanted about a character found in the Museum. The historical elements must be correct using information found in the Museum!

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Summer fun at Finkley down farm

Have you seen the meerkats at Finkley yet ?

Water wars, sheep racing and entertainers booked throughout – come and celebrate the summer with us at Finkley!

Childrens Entertainer That Bubbleman 11:30am and 2:30pm


Looking for some free things to enjoy with the children today ? Have a look at our free family fun article here



Four fun fridays

August 10 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
Andover High Street SP10 1LJ United Kingdom

Our second of the Four Fun Fridays welcomes a range of activities including creative workshops provided by The Artroom and The Bus of Many Things, Facepainting, Performances by a Chinese Lion and Storytelling from Kit & Caboodle and Merry Go Round. This week we have the very popular Andover Heritage Trail Tours too.

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Monster Hands Craft Activity

Andover library


For ages 4-11. Parents/Carers must stay. Places are limited so please call into the library to book.



Andover Shilling Fair 2018

On 12 August 2018, Andover High Street will come to life at Andover Shilling Fair – an unmissable free day out celebrating the town’s Georgian heritage.

Andover’s stunning Georgian streets will come alive with a programme bursting with colourful street performers, Regency dancers, The Dandy Chargers, horse and carriage rides, street performers, themed market stalls, interactive heritage tours, face painting, traditional fairground rides, donkey rides, local musicians and free fun hands-on family crafts.

For the full programme, please visit

St Nicholas Church Fyfield Annual Fete

August 12 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm
St NicholasChurch Fyfield, Church Lane SP11 8EL

Traditional Village Fete in the water meadows and church approaches. Eat from the BBQ, buy a drink from the Bar, listen to the band and have afternoon tea. Take part in all the activities including a Dog Show, bring your pooches, the famous Duck Race, Wellie Wanging and others.

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If you know of a great event you can add it for free to our event diary here, to ensure everyone is in the know about it.

More summer holiday ideas can be found in the following articles

  • Things that are just for toddlers and babies to enjoy this summer in Andover, can be found here
  • Our full summer holiday guide can be found here
  • No seaside to be found in Andover. So here we have put together where the closest beaches can be found for us to enjoy with our families. Here
  • Purse looking a bit empty ? Looking for some free entertainment for the children to do in Andover? Ideas can be found here
  • Sunny day suggestions can be found here
  • Have you signed up to the summer reading challenge?.More details can be found here