Fantastic family fun awaits as Four Fun Fridays returns to Andover


Clear your diaries, as Andover’s popular August event, Four fun Fridays is set to return with a jam-packed programme of family friendly activities.

Taking place every Friday in August between 11am to 3pm, Four Fun Fridays will see Andover town centre come alive with colourful acts, live performances, street art and crafts. This year’s event will feature a different theme each week, with carefully curated activities to support each topic.

The event will kick-off with Sports Week on Friday 5 August, where visitors can enjoy some sport-themed walkabout theatre, and take part in family yoga sessions in the Time Ring. Friday 12 August is Nature Week, featuring lots of outdoor activities such as pond dipping and dance performances.  Friday 19 August will focus on Friends and Stories and the month will conclude with a Science and Tech theme on 26 August, where top activities will include a special pop-up planetarium taking residence in the indoor garden area of the Chantry Centre.

In addition to the headline acts, families will also have the opportunity to take part in lots of additional activities such as street art, craft workshops, face painting and storytelling sessions. Every week the event will make use of the town’s central location, and activities will be taking place in the High Street and Chantry Centre.

All activities are free of charge and everything will operate on a drop-in basis, with the exception of the mobile planetarium and walkabout theatre tour which will both run a set number of free pre-bookable shows.  

The Four Fun Fridays events will run alongside a new programme of additional summer activities this year, which will see families heading to Riverside Park every Monday to Thursday during August to make use of free garden games and ad hoc activities. Every week there will be plenty for residents and visitors to do in the town over the summer holidays.

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Phil North, said: “Over the past few years, Four Fun Fridays has become increasingly popular and is now a really well-established Andover event.

This year’s programme features some fantastic activities and shows, and we’re pleased to be able to offer everything for free. So whether you want to pop by for half an hour or spend all day in the town, there will be plenty to see and do every Friday.”

Free tickets to the bookable shows can be booked here:

Pretty Sure walkabout theatre tour: Click here

Planetarium show, Click here

The full programme of event times can be found at:

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