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Family Fun this Summer

July 12th, 2017 Comments off

This summer there are lots of fun things going on all across Hampshire, for all ages and many of which are free. Jane Austen exhibitions and events bringing history to life, and loads of summer activities too, plus most venues have free drop in children’s make and takes, trails, etc. Please see attached flyer from the Hampshire Cultural Trust for details.

Community Fun Day 2017

June 15th, 2017 Comments off

In aid of local charities, a Community Family Fun Day is being held at Vigo Recreational Ground on Saturday 17th June, 12pm – 8pm. See poster for more details.

BCoT – Apprenticeship Open Evening

June 8th, 2017 Comments off

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) have their final Open Evening of this academic year on Monday 19th June, 4.00pm – 7.30pm.

This Open Evening will be a great chance for students of all ages to come have a look at the college and find out more about an Apprenticeship. They offer Apprenticeships in a range of subjects including engineering, construction, plumbing, hair and beauty, creative and digital media and many more! More information can be found here.

Wild Woods Fun Day – Harmony Woods

May 26th, 2017 Comments off

Andover Trees United are hosting a Wild Woods Fun Day at Harmony Woods in Enham Alamein on Sunday 25th June. There will be activities such as bush craft, archaeology and a bug hunt. See poster for more details, or their website

Parent and Carer Workshops – 15th June

May 18th, 2017 Comments off

CAMHS in Hampshire will be running a parent and carer event on June 15th at Princes Hall Aldershot. Please see attached a flyer and a draft agenda of the workshops that will be running. There will also be a significant number of information stands providing specialist information and advice from a wide variety of organisations.

This is a Hampshire wide event and therefore anyone is welcome to attend. To register a place (some of the workshops do have limited capacity) visit click on PACE and register a place.

Andover Young Carers Ramble

April 26th, 2017 Comments off

A fundraising ramble is taking place on Sunday 7th May, in order to raise money for Andover Young Carers. A 3 mile walk around the beautiful town of Stockbridge, starting from outside The Grosvenor Hotel and will end back on the High Street. All ages, abilities and dogs are welcome. See poster for further details.

Around the World Brick Adventure

April 7th, 2017 Comments off

“Around the World Brick Adventure” LEGO event held at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, until 23rd April. This interactive exhibition features over 100 incredible LEGO models of buildings, animals and treasures from around the world and has plenty of activities to keep children busy, from completing the detective trail to helping us build a giant LEGO Big Ben! There’s also 20% off if you book online and under 5s go free. More information here.

A-FEST 2017

April 6th, 2017 Comments off

A-Fest is being held on Andover High Street on the 23rd April 2017, 14:00-18:00. There will be lots of family attractions, and local bands. This year they are supporting two local charities; Andover and District Mencap, and The Abel Foundation. More information here.

#InspireAndover Skate Jam – Saturday 22nd April

April 6th, 2017 Comments off

An event is being held on Saturday 22nd April 12-4pm at Roman Way Park for young people. The aim of the event is for young people to be inspired by what Andover has to offer.

See the poster for more details, alternatively contact

Autism and Learning Disability Art Workshop

October 7th, 2016 Comments off

Out of the box art studio will be hosting a free art workshop for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and additional needs, family members are welcome too. The Session will be held on Thursday 27th October, 10:30 – 12:30pm, at the Out of the Box Art Studio, St Pauls Church Community Centre, Smannell Road, Andover SP11 6JP.

All the work produced will be presented at a public art exhibition at Ace Framers, Picket Piece Commercial Centre, Andover. More information email:, or call 07920 837168.