FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES that are taking place in Andover Town Centre over the Easter Holidays
FANTATIC MONSTER EGGS & WHERE TO FIND THEM – VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM
9th – 24th April
We’re teaming up with The Geek Emporium to bring you a location-based ‘Escape Room Go!’ game. This is tailored towards older children/teens and college students to give them something to do over the holidays.
We have twelve local businesses who will be involved in this trail by placing the artwork (including QR codes) in their windows for participants to move around the town and find all of the Monsters and Eggs. We are trialling this organisation out with a view to offering it as a constantly changing virtual escape room game to attract people in to the town.
Further information can be found here: www.inandover.co.uk/events/fantastic-monster-eggs-where-to-find-them/.
SPRING INTO EASTER EVENT
Saturday 16th April
TIME RING ON HIGH STREET AND RIVERSIDE PARK
ONE DAY EASTER TRAIL FOR YOUNG FAMILIES
Twenty local businesses will be involved in this trail and will have an Easter themed sticker placed in their window for families to find. Participants will pick up an entry form on the day (from the InAndover Gazebo in the Time Ring or TVBC in Riverside Park) and then they can claim your sweet prize when you return your completed form to us in the Time Ring!
There will be live music and entertainment around the town.
Spring-Themed Craft workshops
10am – 3pm
Mobile Farm – Animal lovers of all ages will enjoy the mobile farm, which will be located in the new Riverside Park, by Town Mills. Visitors can meet some friendly farm animals.
Outdoor games – Also in the park, a selection of outdoor games will be available for families and friends to play and test their competitive skills. Games will available.
Further information can be found here: www.inandover.co.uk/events/andover-easter-trail-2/
Sunday 22nd May
We are in the process of contacting all Town Centre Businesses who may have an interest in this event. Obviously flower shops but also business who sell outdoor furniture, games etc and then some of the local community groups/businesses who work within this arena to come along and have a stall on this day. Please do let me know if this is something you would like to be involved in ASAP.
QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE STREET FESTIVAL
Friday 3rd June
We are working with Test Valley Arts Foundation and Chapel Arts Studios to provide a cultural fusion street party on Friday 3rd June. A rich medley of food, music, dance, performance and art will be brought together in celebration of the people of Andover today. To celebrate The Platinum Jubilee by showcasing what it means to be a resident of Andover today. Bringing together the people who live here, the colourful and diverse cultures, heritage and traditions that make up our town in 2022. We are in the process of contacting all businesses and members of the community to get involved in both the performance element of this event – (the stage has been ordered and will sit in front of the Guildhall) and also the food element will extremely important for the running of this event. We are looking at restaurants and community groups to take stalls on the High Street and provide a ‘Street Food’ vibe to this event. Please do contact me if this is something you would like to get involved in.
There will be other events taking place throughout the Bank Holiday weekend (such as celebrations in St Mary’s Church, Chantry Centre, Riverside Park and Vigo Park and we will be providing you with information on these nearer the time.
We will also be looking to provide Platinum Jubilee Bunting to all of the Town Centre Businesses and we will be contacting you again regarding our Window Dressing plans and competition in the lead up to the Jubilee, so watch this space.
Plans are also afoot to place bunting in the High Street and Banners on the Lampposts.
A link to the Events Page with all of the above information can be found here – www.inandover.co.uk/town-centre-events/
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about the above or any other matter, or ideas for future events and occurrences.