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What’s on during February half term in Andover?

What’s on to keep our children entertained during February half term in Andover, Hampshire?

We have looked around to find out what fun has been planned for our children to enjoy in Andover during this February half term 2020

It takes place this year from Monday 17th Feb – Friday 21 Feb 2020

Workshops and events in Andover

February half term fun at The Lights

The first half term of the year is almost upon us and The Lights has a packed programme to keep children entertained and occupied this February.

Storytelling, arts and crafts, dance, drama and children’s theatre all feature, for children from 1 to 12 years of age.

Encourage your youngsters from 6-9 to take part in an energetic and exciting workshop with tutor Amanda and become a Superhero for a Day on Monday, 17 February from 10am – 3pm.  As well as playing games and making superhero masks, children will put together a routine to show family and friends at the end of the day.

For something a little more crafty then why not design colourful milk bottle birds for the garden on Tuesday, 18 February.  Two workshops are running for different age groups: 10am – 12pm for ages 5-7 (under 7’s must be accompanied by an adult) and 1 – 3.30pm for ages 8-12 (without accompaniment).  Join tutor Alex and use old plastic milk bottles to create beautiful brightly coloured birds with buttons, beads and feathers.

Then for younger ones aged 2-5 (must be accompanied) join in with our storytelling adventure and bring We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to life with a swish, swash, splish, splash! 9.30, 11am or 1pm on Wednesday, 19 February.  A fun, interactive music and storytelling workshop.

Finally, round the week off in style with Rain Rain Go Away, a weather themed music, movement and early years drama session for ages 1-3 (must be accompanied).  Full of your favourite songs guaranteed to make the sun come out. 10 or 11.30am.

Encourage creativity, activity and the power of children’s imaginations this February with a visit to The Lights.  Tickets can be booked at the Box Office, in person or by telephone: 01264 368368 or online:

Pets at home workshops

FREE workshops for you and your children

This workshop will teach children how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them. Your kids will be able to meet our pets, chat to our expert colleagues. They’ll get up close and personal with our pets and be given a really hands-on approach to pet care. To book your space click here

Don’t forget local Andover events can be found here in our Events section of the website

Great Local Places to visit with the children in Andover

Finkley Down Farm

Open 1000-1800, 7 days a week.

Lambs, Goat Kids and Baby Rabbits! All incredibly adorable to put a smile on everyone’s faces. Lots of fun to be had with a full timetable of animal interactions, birds of prey, soft play, trampolines, go-carts plus children’s entertainers not forgetting the homemade lunches and cakes served in the tearooms. Whatever the weather this February, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Finkley!


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.

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