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Week 4 of the school summer holidays in Andover 2018

Week four 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.

Monday 13/08/2018

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.

Tuesday 14/08/2018

Week of Archaeology (Andover Museum Festival Archaeology)

August 14 @ 10:00 amAugust 18 @ 4:00 pm
Andover Museum, 6 Church Close
Andover, Hampshire SP10 1DP United Kingdom

Join us at the museum for a week of archaeology activtiees, trails and crafts! We will bed joined on Friday 17th August by Cotswold Archaeology, come and elarn what it is like to be a real archaeologist and have a go at some fun activities.

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7-10 years old – Coyote Little Mix Dance Workshop £10 per child

A Little Mix dance inspired fitness workshop suitable for 7-10yr olds. We will be dancing to the popular tunes of Little Mix, with some fun fitness activities mixed in too.

Location is Augusta Park Community centre, Andover

£10 per child plus booking fee. Book here

Wednesday 15/08/2018

The Makery at Andover Library


Come and create a Beano style comic book page using iPads and make characters come to life in an animated film. You can also race your favourite Beano characters with our Crumble electronics kit racer! For ages 8-13. Session duration is 2 hours. Book your place at the library or online.

Price: £6.00

Thursday 16/08/2018

Friday 17/08/2018

Summer fun day

August 17 @ 9:30 am11:30 am
St Michael West Andover Parish Church, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3

Join us for 2 hours of games, races and fun. Juice and snack included. Open to all ages – Including the parents

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Four fun fridays

August 17 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm
Andover High Street SP10 1LJ United Kingdom

The third of our Four Fun Fridays events welcomes creative workshops again from The Artroom and The Bus of Many Things. We have circus themed hands on workshops and street theatre from the Latin Horses. As usual we will have free facepainting and the lovely team from the Andover Vision.

Mixed Soft Play Party

This soft play party is for children up to 5 years old, you will have an hour of soft play followed by a snack and a Jiggy Wrigglers Session.

There is a maximum of 25 spaces.

Tickets are £6.50 and £2.50 per additional child. Call 07730 594321 to book.

Saturday 18/08/2018

The Flower Fairies Summer Garden Trail

Harold Hillier Arboretum and Gardens

Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey
Take part in our interactive Flower Fairies trail for just £5 (exc admission to the gardens). If you look very hard, you might even find the magical fairy grotto.

Inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s classic illustrations, the trail is a must visit for fairy lovers of all ages.

Just visit Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this summer to buy your special fairy finding passport. Every trail pass purchased comes with your very own pair of fairy wings!

The gardens are open from 10am to 6pm, last entry is at 5pm. Information about visiting us, including admission prices, is on our website:

Sunday 19/18/2018

Andover Heritage Trail tour

August 19 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm
Andover High Street SP10 1LJ United Kingdom

The popular Andover Heritage Trail tour is back! Join our professional tour guides as they bring the history of Andover to life in this free immersive tour. Places are limited so must be pre-booked via The Lights Box Office: 01264 368368. All tickets must be collected from The Lights before the day of the tour

Andover Artisan Market


Andover high street.

A lovely array of food, drink, craft and gift stalls for you to browse, all local independent traders. With everything from cider to jewellery, bread to plants, waffles to candles – there are lots of lovely things for sale

Wessex Car Club Thruxton Summer Race Meet


Club Stand
1 day event – full race card
Free tickets sign up on forum only

Thanks to the great turnout of WCC members at their 50th Anniversary Weekend….Thruxton have invited the club back to their next open race event in August.


The Classic Sports Car Club (CSCC) returns to Thruxton in 2018. The racing is always spectacular. The cars are an eclectic mix, many with a fascinating history.

Full race programme

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