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‘We’re Bored! What Can We Do’ – Your ‘What’s On’ guide to the Summer Holidays

‘WE’RE BORED! What can we do?” That is a question that nearly every parent, grandparent, parental guardian, childminder or carer will be asked over the next few weeks.

Well, here’s a list that might just help. There is loads happening in and around Andover but here is a local guide. Not all are listed as we’re sure plenty more is going on but here is what we have picked up. If you have an event or summer activities that you wish to advertise on here please email

Please bear in mind that lots of events need to be booked in advance due to a limited number of places.


This free event will be held every Friday in the High Street throughout August (5,12,19,26} from 11am – 3pm. There will be Creative Workshops, Storytelling, Street Theatre and much more on offer.

Contact   for more information


25 July -2 September at Portway Infant School, Ashfield Road Andover SP10 3PE

Daily (Mon-Fri) from 8.30 – 5.00.

Age 5-11 years

Phone 0333 577 153 for more details OR



Organised by the Koinonia Evangelical Church.

Dates: Monday 15 August – Friday 19 August 2022

Time: 9.45am -12.30pm

Where: Endeavour Primary School, Kirk Campus, Dairy Road, East Anton, Andover SP11 6YG

Age: 5-14

Cost: £1 per child per day

Activities will include sports, games and crafts with interactive Bible stories. 

For more information or to book a place  ( limited to 50 a day) please contact Helen and Jeremy Hollis at


25th – 29th July

Andover Cricket Club, Batchelors Barn Road, Andover SP10 1HR

3 sessions daily: 5-8 yr olds : 10.30am-12.00pm

                           9-12 yr olds: 1-3pm

                           13-15 yr olds: 3.30pm -5.30pm

Cost: £5/day OR £15 for the week


For more information or to book a space please

Facebook @Andover Cricket Club

The Artroom Andover

Venue is Unit 29, Walworth Enterprise Centre,West Way, Andover. SP10 5AP

Arts and crafts for 6-11yr olds on selected dates throughout the summer holidays  (2, 4, 9, 10, 11,16, 23, 25 August)  Different theme for each session including Seaside,Mexico and Fairground.

Morning session:10.00am-12.45pm

Afternoon session: 1.15-4.00pm

£15 a session or £27 for a whole day

There are also a couple of sessions for older children 12-14 yrs planned for 8th and 15th August.

More details on website

For more information or to book a place please contact:   

Phone  07572655255


 Andover Museum and Museum Of The Iron Age    

16th, 23rd and 30th July

Mini Archaeologist

Have a go at being an archaeologist and find out how they find, clean and record their finds.This activity is suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Drop in sessions     11am -2pm and  2-4pm.

There is no need to book and this activity is free, a suggested donation of £3 per child is welcome for the Hampshire Cultural Trust.

The Museum will be organising more activities for later in August. Keep up to date on the website

The YMCA Andover

Dairy Road, East Anton, Andover SP11 6YG .

The first week of activities have been released. See below.

For more information phone on  01264 310140 or look on their Facebook page

Museum of Army Flying

25th July – 1st September

‘Weather’ and ‘ Work Out’ are the theme for holiday activities being held every weekday from  10.30am- 13.30pm

Make your own weather wheel and pop up weight lifting figure to take away

Complete the exercise trail around the Museum

Genie Lab will be back with some crazy science fun between 10.30am and 1.30pm on Wednesday 27th July

                                        Wednesday 10th August

                                        Wednesday 24th August

Book your places on:  01264 781086 or email

Andover Library

Chantry Centre Andover

Children’s Summer Reading Challenge

Get your child signed up from Saturday 16th July for this annual activity

For more details on this and other events contact the Library on 0300 555 1387

or visit:

The Lights – Andover

MATILDA The Musical Jr

Performance dates and times:

Thursday11th August @ 7.30 pm

Friday 12th August @ 7.30pm

Saturday 13th August @ 12pm, 2.30pm & 6.30pm


Adults  £18.50

Over 65’s and f/t students. £17.50

Under16’s. £16.50

Tickets can be booked over the phone or online:

Box Office 01264 368 368

BOX Andover:

Summer school. Fun and safe sessions that teach the fundamentals of boxing.

25th July – 26th August.

If you have an event you would like included please email us