School summer holidays take place on Friday 22 July – Wednesday 31 August 2022. some schools will be breaking up earlier, due to inset days, please check with your child’s school for details.
Hampshire County council offer the following support for local families during the school summer holidays,
To find Ofsted registered childcare, activities and leisure services (and lots more information for families), seek out the Hampshire Family and Information Services Hub directory: fish.hants.gov.uk
If your child who has a special educational need or disability, then check out the services which have a Local Offer flag, for further details on how your child will be supported: https://fish.hants.gov.uk/…/directory/localoffer.page…
If you need help with paying for childcare go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ for further information.
Not able to find the childcare services you need? Use the Childcare Request Form: https://childrenshampshirecc.researchfeedback.net/s.asp… or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Hampshire libraries are running a range of activates and events throughout the school summer holidays, Click here for details
Summer Reading Challenge 2022
The theme for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 is Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer. The launch date is Saturday 16th July.
Science is all around you! What do you love doing? Are you a brilliant baker? Or a mega music fan? Are you the tech wizard amongst your friends? Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!
Curious? Perfect! Your imagination can unlock endless possibilities… We’re teaming up with Science Museum Group for a very special science-themed Challenge that will inspire you to use your imagination and creativity!
Gadgeteers will feature amazing books, awesome rewards. With plenty of ideas for cool experiments and activities to discover the science all around you. The Challenge will be brought to life by top children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford.
Are you excited to join the #Gadgeteers this summer? Visit you local library to sign up and to find out more.
Local Community Centres
Your local centre Community centres are friendly, welcoming places at the heart of community life. They provide many opportunities to try out new activities, meet people with similar interests, and to make friends in the local community. Please check out your local community centre notice boards and social media pages to find out what they are offering to local residents , throughout the school summer holidays.
RCS Free family Fun Days and Teen days
Starts 25th July for 4 weeks Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm. Book your place at https://rcsservices.org.uk/family-fun-day-2022/
Teen days for young people born between, 01/09/2002-31/08/2011, give them a call to book on 01264359223
Andover Summer Holidays Events and Activities
Pezzaz Street Soccer and Football Academy are offering football fun games, activities and prizes as well as Laser Tag, Nerf shootout, giant inflatables and Football Pro-Camp. It’s being run at Winton Community Academy . Further details can be found on his website ; https://pezzazholidaycamps.com/
Andover Cricket Club are holding beginners sessions for Women and Girls this summer. To sign up, please contact email@example.com.
Teen Days in the Community Garden, for ages 11-18, 11am – 1pm, Tuesday 2nd and 30th August, come join Michael and Sarah in the Augusta Park community Garden to build scarecrows and other fun gardening activities. This activity is free and a picnic lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited so please do book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Yellow Brick road, St Anns hall, Andover. sp10 2ld, are running a range of free drop in sessions over the school summer holiday’s including Free Drumming workshops, from Yellow Brick Road , 28th July and 5th August , 2pm at . For ages 13-18, just turn up no need to book.
Riverside Park FunDays
Saturday 23 July 11am to 3pm, Andover’s summer events programme will launch with Step Into Summer, taking place in the picturesque Town Mills Riverside Park. TVBC will be extending the summer fun by running daily picnics in the park from 12pm to 2pm. Families will have the opportunity to bring along a picnic every Monday to Thursday from 25 July until 25 August, and make use of picnic blankets and enjoy playing the garden games. Every week the council will also be providing an additional activity for free, including family yoga, craft workshops and storytelling. Read more here
Four Fun Fridays is back for 2022
Every Friday in August join us in Andover High Street for creative workshops, installations, performances, street theatre, storytelling and loads of fun! This year our Fridays fall on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August, we will be on the high street ready for you from 11am to 3pm each week.
Events and activities in Romsey
ROMSEY TENNIS have FREE and reduced cost tennis coaching for 16 to 25 year old people during the summer holidays. All abilities. Loan rackets available. To reserve your place (and claim your FREE session) contact Veronica on 07711 077045. First session Wed 2 August at 1500.They are based at the courts by the Rapids. Further details: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/RomseyTennis/Coaching
Please visit the Romsey Town Council Website here for details of more local events that are taking place during the school summer holidays
Romsey Community Office are offering free programs for children this summer, please give them a call on 01794 523037, for further details and to book.
Local Community Events can be found on our website, here
Places to visit
- Finkley Down Farm
- Riverside Bowl
- Andover Museum
- Andover Leisure centre
- The lights
- Hawk Conservancy
- Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm
- Army Flying Museum, Click here to read more on their Summer plans
- Whitchurch Silk Mill
- Hillier Gardens
- Romsey Rapids
- The Fire Brigade Museum
- Romsey Abbey
- Golden Gecko Climbing
- Paultons Park
- The Plaza Theatre
Family attractions offer extra entertainment during the school summer holidays so please do visit their websites to find out which ones your child would enjoy the best .
If you know of a local community event/ activity taking place in the Test Valley area, that you’d like us to promote to local families please email the details to email@example.com
This information will be updated as new activities and events are confirmed , so please do keep checking back