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Children’s Entertainer Portsmouth

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Children's Entertainer Portsmouth, Hampshire

What’s on during the summer holidays 2018 in Portsmouth, Southampton and throughout Hampshire

 

Hampshire entertainer Silly Scott the Children’s Entertainer Portsmouth gives you a run down of all the local entertainment and events over the summer holidays 2018. Portsmouth, Southampton and throughout Hampshire has lots of fun family things to do and plenty of options for great days out with the kids. Whether you want to enjoy a day trip to the zoo or a short break in the New Forest, there is something for everyone.

Portsmouth, Southampton and throughout Hampshire has an exciting line-up of summer events for families and children during the summer holidays. Kids will be able to discover a whole host of exciting activities, from meeting mini beasts and dinosaurs, to stepping back in time on historic ships to exploring lego animals, there is something for all ages to enjoy.

 

Musical Theatre Summer School @ Theatre Royal Winchester

30 Jul 2018 – 03 Aug 2018

Children will have the opportunity to take part in workshops with a West End professional and learn new songs and dance routines.

 

Summer Youth Project for ages 13-19 @ NST City, Nuffield Southampton 

30 Jul 2018 – 10 Aug 2018

Take centre stage this summer in a 2 week theatre-making course with Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

 

Summer Youth Project for ages 7-12 @ NST City, Nuffield Southampton

30 Jul 2018 – 10 Aug 2018

Kids will learn about stage-craft, make new friends, and be part of a unique encounter with NST and ArtfulScribe as part of the SO:Write project.

 

Plagues & Potions @ Tudor House Southampton

30 Jul 2018 

Join Tudor House to discover the horrible history of health and sickness in Tudor times.

 

Fashion Statement @ SeaCity Museum Southampton

30 Jul 2018 

Head to SeaCity Museum during the summer holidays in Southampton, for some great activities for the kids!

 

Special Needs Summer Playscheme @ The West End Centre, Aldershot

30 Jul 2018, 31 Jul 2018, 01 Aug 2018 and 02 Aug 2018

Each two-hour session will be led by a professional tutor, who has experience of working with children with special needs.

 

Discover the New Forest guided walk @ Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, Lymington

31 Jul 2018 

Join a Ranger on this 3.5 mile guided walk and discover more about the New Forest and what makes it so special.

 

Wildplay Wander @ Lepe Country Park, Exbury

31 Jul 2018 

Take a walk on the wild play side at Lepe Country Park this summer! Enjoy a walk around the park, with plenty of fun activities along the way.

 

PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton

31 Jul 2018 and 02 Aug 2018 

The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop childrens paddling skills.

 

Summer Reading Challenge Crafts @ Winchester Discovery Centre

31 Jul 2018 and 04 Aug 2018

Join in with drop-in crafts at Winchester Discovery Centre this summer, with different themes throughout the holidays.

 

Glitter Tattoos at the Victory Gallery @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

31 Jul 2018

Kids can design their own temporary glitter tattoo to celebrate the opening of a brand new exhibition, Tattoos: British Tattoo Art Revealed.

 

Awesome Earth @ Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville

31 Jul 2018

Try clay pottery, chalk carving, bread making, painting with natural pigments, flint wall building, worm charming and more!

 

Dance in a Day @ Princes Hall Aldershot, Hampshire

31 Jul 2018 

Kids will have the opportunity to learn new dance moves and skills, meet new friends and build confidence.

 

Life Lab @ Gilbert White’s House, Selborne, Hampshire

31 Jul 2018 

Examine some of the specimens from the learning collection and use a range of tools to find out about the animals in front of you.

 

Family Clay Workshop @ Basing House, Basingstoke

31 Jul 2018 

Join Basing House for a fun, friendly workshop this summer, suitable for all the family!

 

Mini Mosaics @ The Lights, Andover

31 Jul 2018 

Use mosaic tiles, beads, buttons and coloured sand to make your own mini mosaics.

 

Driftwood Creations workshop @ The Lights, Andover

31 Jul 2018 

Make creatures and wall-hangings from driftwood, pebbles, shells, beads and wire.

 

Summer Trail @ Marwell Zoo, Winchester

01 Aug 2018 – 31 Aug 2018

Follow a recycled material sculpture trail around the zoo and meet the crazy Botantist ‘Dr Chris Anthemum’ for weekday shows.

 

Buckets of Fun @ Hillier Gardens, Romsey

01 Aug 2018 – 31 Aug 2018

Head to Hillier Gardens for a fantastic summer-themed kids’ meal in a bucket – and they even get to take the bucket home!

 

Summer Sleepover Camp @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton

01 Aug 2018 – 02 Aug 2018

The Sleepover Camp is a great way to link two Active Adventure, NICAS, or PaddlePower Days together and spend the night camping with friends.

 

Summer Dance Workshop @ The Lights, Andover, Hampshire

01 Aug 2018 – 03 Aug 2018

Fair Play Performing Arts aim to deliver a different style of choreography each day to provide variety throughout the week.

 

Weaving Wednesdays @ Hillier Gardens, Romsey

01 Aug 2018 

Enjoy textile activities at Hillier Gardens with the Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Afternoon Tea @ Southampton Grand Cafe

01 Aug 2018 

With live music and characters you won’t forget, Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland will engage and delight audiences of all ages.

 

Family Activities: Amazing Animals @ Winchester Cathedral

01 Aug 2018 

Pick up a trail and discover all the weird and wonderful animals that can be found around Winchester Cathedral.

 

Creature Teachers @ Longdown Farm, Southampton

01 Aug 2018 

Hold a barn owl, and meet millipedes, rats, giant snails, lizards, snakes, and many other fascinating creatures.

 

Magic School @ Tudor House Southampton

01 Aug 2018

Join Tudor House to learn the tricks of the trade from a professional Children’s Entertainer, Marcus Bailey.

 

Youth Climbing Course @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton

01 Aug 2018 

Woodmill offers Level 1 and 2 of the Youth Climbing Course (NICAS) scheme, which is a progressive course aimed at developing climbing skills.

 

Little Red Riding Hood @ Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton 

01 Aug 2018 

Moon On A Stick combine enchanting puppetry and absorbing storytelling with all the traditional pantomime elements.

 

Bursledon Bake Off @ Bursledon Windmill, Southampton

01 Aug 2018 

Knead, roll, top, bake, eat! Make your own pizza in the Windmill’s outdoor bread ovens.

 

Kids Party in the Park – Portsmouth @ Kingston Park

01 Aug 2018 

Families can enjoy a fun packed family day out in Portsmouth, Children’s Entertainer Portsmouth with loads of entertainment throughout the day.

 

Swallows and Anchors on board HMS Warrior @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

01 Aug 2018

Recreate the world of Victorian naval tattoos in this art and craft session on board HMS Warrior.

 

Wild Play Day @ Holly Hill Woodland Park, Sarisbury Green

01 Aug 2018

Enjoy den building, campfire cooking and more, all in the lovely setting of Holly Hill Woodland Park.

 

Rainbow Rush @ Cams Alder Recreational Ground, Fareham

01 Aug 2018

The Rainbow Rush Obstacle Course will be raising money for The Rainbow Centre

 

Wild Play Day @ Foxbury, Lymington, New Forest

02 Aug 2018 

Have a go at den-building, mud pie-making and creating some really wild art, then round off the day with toasted marshmallows!

 

Wild About Ponies @ Boltons Bench, Lymington, New Forest

02 Aug 2018 

This is a fun, free information session, where you can learn all the answers to your questions about the four-legged icons of the New Forest.

 

Seashore Discovery Trail @ Lepe Country Park, Exbury

02 Aug 2018 

Join the Lepe rangers for a walk along the beach this summer. Discover the mystery sea creature and have a go at creating your own!

 

Falconry Display @ Itchen Valley Country Park, Southampton

02 Aug 2018 

Meet the beautiful birds from Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre on the High Hill Field.

 

Titanic Tales @ SeaCity Museum Southampton

02 Aug 2018 

Join the museum for a tour and a hands-on history session, learning all about the story of Titanic and its impact on the people of Southampton.

 

Wickham Festival @ Wickham, Hampshire

02 Aug 2018 – 05 Aug 2018

Wickham Festival is a 4-day music and arts festival held every August in a beautiful rural location.

 

Samba Drumming Workshop @ Port Solent, Portsmouth

02 Aug 2018

Children’s Entertainer Club, Make some noise with traditional instruments and percussion at Port Solent’s fantastic Samba Drumming Workshops!

 

Create a Tattooed Hand at the Victory Gallery @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

02 Aug 2018

To celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, kids can create a tattooed hand based on designs inspired by those who served in the Royal Navy.

 

Activity Day @ Quob Stables, Durley, Southampton

02 Aug 2018

Activity Days are the fun of Own a Pony Days but catering for less experienced children, including an hour’s riding, quizzes and games.

 

Crafty Teddy Bears Picnic @ Bella Crafts, Fair Oak, Southampton

02 Aug 2018 and 03 Aug 2018

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a crafty surprise…

Make Honey Wish jars and teddy boxes with Bella Crafts.

 

Vicky Park Festival Southampton @ Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton

03 Aug 2018 – 04 Aug 2018

Vicky Park Music Festival is designed for the whole family, with music, side shows and attractions.

 

Family Butterfly Day @ Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire

03 Aug 2018

Enjoy a fun day of butterfly themed activities run in conjunction with Butterfly Conservation.

 

Saints FC Team Emblems @ SeaCity Museum Southampton

03 Aug 2018

Kids aged 7-13 can design and create their very own football emblem out of plaster.

 

Summer Play Festival @ Paulsgrove Adventure Playground, Portsmouth

03 Aug 2018

On Fridays during the summer holidays, Portsmouth City Council’s playgrounds hold a fun mini-festival.

 

Mr Bloom summer shows @ Marwell Zoo, Winchester

04, 05, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27 Aug 2018

Mr Bloom from CBeebies is bringing his one-man stage show to Marwell Zoo on selected dates this summer!

 

Day Out With Thomas @ The Watercress Line, Alton, Hampshire

04 Aug 2018 – 12 Aug 2018

Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller and take part in Thomas themed activities.

 

Clash of the Romans @ Portchester Castle, Portsmouth

04 Aug 2018 – 05 Aug 2018

The two teams of Roman soldiers will be fighting to fend off their foe, showcasing their skills with swords, shields, archery and spear throwing.

 

Supercar Weekend @ Beaulieu, Lymington, New Forest

04 Aug 2018 – 05 Aug 2018

The Beaulieu Supercar Weekend is a must-see family spectacular!

 

YMCA Party in the Park @ Mayfield Park, Southampton

04 Aug 2018

Head to Mayfield Park for a fun filled time with stalls, games and refreshments, at the YMCA Party in the Park.

 

Pebble Painting Fun @ Itchen Valley Country Park, West End, Southampton 

04 Aug 2018

Join the National Fostering Agency’s Pebble Painting and Fostering Information drop-in at Itchen Valley Country Park.

 

Summer Family Adventure @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton

04 Aug 2018

The Family Active Adventure Day is a great way for parents child to share adventurous experiences together.

 

Octonaut Meet and Greet @ Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

04 Aug 2018 

Meet Captain Barnacles & Kwazii from the Octonauts at the Tower! The characters will be appearing at intervals throughout the day.

 

Open Day @ Twyford Waterworks, Hampshire

05 Aug 2018 

Enjoy a stroll around Twyford Waterworks with restored machinery in operation and volunteers on hand to explain how it all used to work.

 

Fantastic Family Funday @ Test Park Sports Ground, Southampton

05 Aug 2018 

Blake Entertainment is hosting a fantastic family fun day to raise money for Friends of PICU. Children’s Entertainer Southampton.

 

Summer Spectacular & Classic Car Show @ Woodside Park, Lymington

05 Aug 2018 

Enjoy entertainment, food village, funfair, live music and more at the 19th Lymington Rotary Club Summer Spectacular.

 

Mucky Bucket Miniature Farm @ Southsea Model Village, Portsmouth

05 Aug 2018 

With a wide variety of miniature animals which you can groom, stroke, pet and feed, this will be a great day for you and your family.

 

The Greatest Show: Live in Concert in Portsmouth @ Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

05 Aug 2018 

Sing along to all the greatest hits, performed up-close and personal, by an all-star cast from London’s West End.

 

Musical Theatre Summer School @ Theatre Royal Winchester
06 Aug 2018 – 10 Aug 2018

Enjoy five action-packed days of musical theatre skills for children aged 12-16 years in Winchester.

Wild Learning Holiday Club @ Alice Holt Forest
06 Aug 2018 – 08 Aug 2018

From a secret camp deep in the woods, the Wild Learning club venture out to try den building, fire making, forest games and more.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt workshop @ The Lights, Andover
06 Aug 2018

Have lots of fun in this lively workshop, and show family and friends your performance at the end of the day.

Dinosaur Day @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
06 Aug 2018

Kids aged 7-13 can enjoy a day of messy arty activities with Jurassic outcomes!

Whimsical World Day @ Table Manners Tea Room, Fareham, Hampshire
06 Aug 2018 

Kids will love creating magical potions and slime, making wizard or fairy wands, then decorating cupcakes!

Teddy Bear’s Picnic @ Quob Stables, Durley, Southampton
06 Aug 2018 

Join the pony themed Teddy Bears Picnic! Includes half an hour pony ride and lunch.

Pirate Activities @ Royal Victoria Country Park, Hampshire
07 Aug 2018 – 08 Aug 2018
Join Royal Victoria Country Park this summer holiday for fun pirate themed activities, including a treasure hunt.

Marine Wonders @ Lepe Country Park, Hampshire
07 Aug 2018 – 08 Aug 2018
Lepe Country Park are hosting two fun-packed days of marine themed activities during the summer holidays.

Discover the New Forest guided walk @ Blackwater
07 Aug 2018
Join a Ranger on this 3.5 mile guided walk and discover more about the New Forest and what makes it so special.

Viking Clay Longboats @ Tudor House Southampton
07 Aug 2018
Join Tudor House and travel back to the time of Viking raiders by creating your very own Viking longboat from clay.

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
07 Aug 2018
The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop childrens paddling skills.

Summer Reading Challenge Crafts @ Winchester Discovery Centre
07 Aug 2018 and 11 Aug 2018
Join in with drop-in crafts at Winchester Discovery Centre this summer, with different themes throughout the holidays.

Manic Stage Productions Dance Workshops @ Port Solent, Portsmouth
07 Aug 2018 

Learn a fun dance routine to the latest chart hits with this lively professional dance troupe at Port Solent.

Glitter Tattoos at the Victory Gallery @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
07 Aug 2018 

Kids can design their own temporary glitter tattoo to celebrate the opening of a brand new exhibition, Tattoos: British Tattoo Art Revealed.

Meet Captain Hardy on board HMS Victory @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
07 Aug 2018 and 11 Aug 2018

This summer, join Captain Hardy to discover more about life on board for the officers and men who served on HMS Victory.

Family Fun @ Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham, Hampshire
07 Aug 2018

Inspired by the Gizmobots exhibition, there will be a range of fun craft activities to get involved in each Tuesday in August.

Fearsome Fire @ Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville, Hampshire
07 Aug 2018

As part of a Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go at firelighting, metalworking, pottery firing, candlemaking and more.

All Dressed Up @ SEARCH, Gosport, Hampshire
07 Aug 2018

Kids can enjoy dressing up through the ages, taking a selfie, then making a picture frame to take home.

Life Lab @ Gilbert White’s House
07 Aug 2018 

Examine some of the specimens from the learning collection and use a range of tools to find out about the animals in front of you.

Archaeological Dig Pits @ Basing House, Basingstoke
07 Aug 2018, 09 Aug 2018 and 11 Aug 2018

You will be shown the basics of archaeology and get the opportunity to dig for authentic historical artefacts from Roman and Tudor times.

Clancy the Clumsy Lizard Craft Workshop @ The Lights, Andover
07 Aug 2018

Make lizard blowers and then use them to help tutor Amanda tell the story of Clancy the Clumsy Lizard.

Summer Sleepover Camp @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
08 Aug 2018 – 09 Aug 2018
The Sleepover Camp is a great way to link two Active Adventure, NICAS, or PaddlePower Days together and spend the night camping with friends.

Youth Paddle Camp @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Hampshire
08 Aug 2018 – 09 Aug 2018
The paddle sport programme provides young developing paddlers with experiences to help them progress their skills in new dynamic environments!

Summer Youth Climbing Course @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
08 Aug 2018
Woodmill offers Level 1 and 2 of the Youth Climbing Course (NICAS) scheme, which is a progressive course aimed at developing climbing skills.

Family Activities: Colourful Coats of Arms @ Winchester Cathedral
08 Aug 2018
Pick up a free trail from the entrance desk and discover the many colourful coats of arms around Winchester Cathedral.

Team Tins @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
08 Aug 2018
Kids aged 4-11 can create football themed money boxes to store their match day pennies!

Swallows and Anchors on board HMS Warrior @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
08 Aug 2018 

Recreate the world of Victorian naval tattoos in this art and craft session on board HMS Warrior.

Boomtown Festival @ Matterley Estate, Winchester, Hampshire
09 Aug 2018 – 12 Aug 2018
Boomtown offers a fully immersive, theatrically-led experience, with hundreds of actors bringing nine uniquely themed districts to life.

Wild About Ponies @ Whitefield Moor, Lymington, New Forest
09 Aug 2018

This is a fun, free information session, where you can learn all the answers to your questions about the four-legged icons of the New Forest!

Horse & Carriage Rides @ Itchen Valley Country Park
09 Aug 2018

Families can enjoy a trip around High Hill Field in a carriage pulled by two beautiful shire horses.

Wizard School @ Tudor House Southampton
09 Aug 2018

Join Tudor House for a spellbinding Harry Potter inspired workshop! Experiment with potions and make a magical wand. Children’s Entertainment

Toddler Time – Big Cat Tea Time @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
09 Aug 2018

Children aged 18 months – 5 years can enjoy an exciting children’s story, explore the museum and then get arty.

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
09 Aug 2018

The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop childrens paddling skills.

Beach Craft Party @ Bella Crafts, Fair Oak
09 Aug 2018

Get creative making Hawaii beach necklaces or hats and create your own masterpiece with shells.

Extreme Bike Stunt Show @ Port Solent, Portsmouth
09 Aug 2018

See the UK and Europe’s number one Mountain Bike, Trials and BMX demonstration team in action at Port Solent.

Create a Tattooed Hand at the Victory Gallery @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
09 Aug 2018

To celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, kids can create a tattooed hand based on designs inspired by those who served in the Royal Navy.

Family Bushcraft @ Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
10 Aug 2018
Join Hillier Gardens this summer to prepare your own tasty fruit puddings which you’ll cook over a campfire in the woods.

Summer Play Festival @ Somerstown Adventure Playground
10 Aug 2018

On Fridays during the summer holidays, Portsmouth City Council’s playgrounds hold a fun mini-festival.

Fantastic Forest Craft Club @ Alice Holt Forest
10 Aug 2018

Children will learn about nature and wildlife, as well as creating some beautiful and unique crafts to take home.

Andover Heritage Trail @ Town Mills, Andover, Hampshire
10 Aug 2018 and 12 Aug 2018

Join the professional tour guides as they bring the history of Andover to life in this immersive tour.

New Forest Fairy Festival @ Burley Park
11 Aug 2018 – 12 Aug 2018
Dress in your finest Fairy and Elf costumes and prepare to be sprinkled with fairy dust!

Portsmouth International Kite Festival @ Southsea Common
11 Aug 2018 – 12 Aug 2018

Once again the skies above Southsea Common will be filled with a myriad of kites of all shapes and sizes!

Multi Activity Camp Out @ YMCA Fairthorne Manor
11 Aug 2018 – 12 Aug 2018

The YMCA Multi Activity Camp-out is an opportunity to experience Fairthorne and some of their amazing activities!

Superheroes Summertime Fun Day @ Hayling Island Community Centre
11 Aug 2018

This year’s theme will be superheroes, with mascot meet & greets, bouncy castle, games, face painting, craft corner and more.

HHFT’s Got Talent @ Theatre Royal Winchester, Hampshire
11 Aug 2018

Staff at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be performing in the very first HHFT’s Got Talent, celebrating the NHS’ 70th birthday.

Family Active Adventure @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
11 Aug 2018

The Family Active Adventure Day is a great way for parents and children to share adventurous experiences together.

Story writing workshop for children @ Winchester Discovery Centre
11 Aug 2018

Children’s author Nick Newberry puts on a special story writing class for children in Winchester.

Open Air Cinema: The Greatest Showman @ The Views, Fleet
11 Aug 2018 

Silent Summer Screenings are back at The Views again this summer with live music and a fun-filled movie for you to enjoy.

Alton Anglo-Saxon Day @ Crown Close, Alton, Hampshire
11 Aug 2018 

Saxon re-enactors Weorod return to Alton for the annual Anglo-Saxon Day, with stalls, demonstrations and explanations of all things Anglo-Saxon.

Multi Activity Adventure Week for ages 10-13 @ Calshot Activities Centre
12 Aug 2018 – 17 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a great introduction to a wide range of adventurous activities during the summer holidays.

Adventure Week for ages 13-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
12 Aug 2018 – 17 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers an exciting and challenging week for 13-16 year olds, with a wide range of adventurous activities!

Southampton Healthy Living Festival @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
12 Aug 2018
The popular Southampton Healthy Living Festival returns for 2018, with awesome activities, stylish stallholders and a fabulous food village.

Sunday Summer Jazz @ Hinton Ampner
12 Aug 2018
Wander around Hinton Ampner’s beautiful gardens and hear the sound of smooth jazz from The Harry Strutters Hot Three.

Teddy Bears’ Outing @ Hollycombe, Liphook
12 Aug 2018
Take along your teddies and maybe a picnic too, and enjoy it in the peaceful woodland gardens before the afternoon fun starts!

Wild Learning Holiday Club @ Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire
13 Aug 2018 – 15 Aug 2018

From a secret camp deep in the woods, the Wild Learning club venture out to try den building, fire making, forest games and more.

Archaeology Family Activity @ Hillier Gardens, Romsey
13 Aug 2018

Be a detective and analyse your artefacts, find out what they are and what they were used for.

Junior Cycle Skills @ Calshot Activities Centre
13 Aug 2018

Calshot Activities Centre offers a taste of what track cycling is all about, for ages 8-10 years old.

Discover the New Forest guided walk @ Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
14 Aug 2018
Join a Ranger on this 3.5 mile guided walk and discover more about the New Forest and what makes it so special.

Family Old Town Walking Tour @ Tudor House, Southampton
14 Aug 2018
Discover a vault used as a weapons workshop and why the most important date in history is probably one you’ve never heard of.

Supersized Trophies @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
14 Aug 2018
Kids aged 5-11 can enjoy a fun junk-modelling workshop and build their own supersized trophies.

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
14 Aug 2018
The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop childrens paddling skills.

Summer Reading Challenge Drop-in Crafts @ Winchester Discovery Centre
14 Aug 2018 and 18 Aug 2018
Join in with drop-in crafts at Winchester Discovery Centre this summer, with different themes throughout the holidays.

Top Banana Circus @ Port Solent, Portsmouth
14 Aug 2018 

A chance to join the Top Banana Circus and perfect your circus skills at Port Solent. Have a go at juggling, diabolo. plate spinning and more!

Glitter Tattoos at the Victory Gallery @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
14 Aug 2018 

Kids can design their very own temporary glitter tattoo to celebrate the opening of a brand new exhibition, Tattoos: British Tattoo Art Revealed.

Meet Captain Hardy on board HMS Victory @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
14 Aug 2018 and 18 Aug 2018

This summer, join Captain Hardy to discover more about life on board for the officers and men who served on HMS Victory.

Fairy & Elf Door Decorating Workshop @ Titchfield Haven
14 Aug 2018

This summer, children can paint and decorate a fairy or elf door with Mrs Blossom Makes, at Titchfield Haven.

Wonderful Water @ Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville
14 Aug 2018

As part of a Summer of Science & Sorcery, learn about Roman cleaning chores and waterproofing objects using clay, wax and pitch.

Life Lab @ Gilbert White’s House, Selborne
14 Aug 2018 

Examine some of the specimens from the learning collection and use a range of tools to find out about the animals in front of you.

Archaeological Dig Pits @ Basing House, Basingstoke
14 Aug 2018 and 16 Aug 2018

You will be shown the basics of archaeology and get the opportunity to dig for authentic historical artefacts from Roman and Tudor times.

Family Activities: Brilliant Bishops @ Winchester Cathedral
15 Aug 2018
Take part in a free trail around the Cathedral to find out about the brilliant Bishops of Winchester.

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
15 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including climbing, archery and skiing.

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
15 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including track cycling and snowboarding.

Wire Woolly Mammoths @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
15 Aug 2018
Head to SeaCity Museum during the summer holidays in Southampton, for some great craft activities for the kids.

Youth Climbing Course @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
15 Aug 2018
Woodmill offers Level 1 and 2 of the Youth Climbing Course (NICAS) scheme, which is a progressive course aimed at developing climbing skills.

Summer Sleepover Camp @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
15 Aug 2018
The Sleepover Camp is a great way to link two Active Adventure, NICAS, or PaddlePower Days together and spend the night camping with friends. 

Swallows & Anchors on board HMS Warrior @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
15 Aug 2018 

Recreate the world of Victorian naval tattoos in this art and craft session on board HMS Warrior.

Toys on Parade – Movement Workshop @ The Lights, Andover, Hampshire
15 Aug 2018 

Become a toy for the day and march like a soldier or twirl like a ballerina in this exciting movement workshop for little ones.

The Force Summer Training School @ Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth
16 Aug 2018 – 17 Aug 2018
Experience two days of intensive combat training with Stars Wars actor Richard Stride and discover the secrets behind some of the iconic scenes.

Liberty Birds of Prey Shows @ Port Solent, Portsmouth
16 Aug 2018
Be wowed by amazing birds of prey and find out about the fantastic world of falconry, at Port Solent.

Create a Tattooed Hand at the Victory Gallery @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
16 Aug 2018
To celebrate the opening of a new exhibition, kids can create a tattooed hand based on designs inspired by those who served in the Royal Navy.

Wild Play Day @ Foxbury, New Forest
16 Aug 2018
Have a go at den-building, mud pie-making and creating some really wild art, then round off the day with toasted marshmallows around the camp fire.

Wild About Ponies @ Beaulieu Road, New Forest
16 Aug 2018
This is a fun, free information session, where you can learn all the answers to your questions about the four-legged icons of the New Forest!

Adventure Half Day for ages 4-7 @ Calshot Activities Centre
16 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed half day for 4-7 year olds, with a range of activities, including bouldering and ringo.

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
16 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including climbing and skiing.

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
16 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including skiing and archery.

Nature Detectives @ Lepe Country Park
16 Aug 2018
Join Lepe Country Park during the summer holidays and get to experience nature hands on, with fun activities.

Horse & Carriage Rides @ Itchen Valley Country Park
16 Aug 2018
Families can enjoy a trip around High Hill Field in a carriage pulled by two beautiful shire horses.

Creepy Crawly Photo Art @ Tudor House, Southampton
16 Aug 2018
Join Tudor House to enjoy photographing wildlife, printing your favourite picture and creating a fantastic piece of artwork inspired by it.

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
16 Aug 2018
The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop children’s paddling skills.

Prehistoric Explorers Craft Party @ BellaCrafts, Fair Oak
16 Aug 2018 and 17 Aug 2018
Step back into the prehistoric age to discover Jurassic wonders, make a dinosaur bat and ball and your very own fossil!

Fantastic Forest Craft Club @ Alice Holt Forest
16 Aug 2018
The Forest Craft Club at Alice Holt combines guided outdoor exploration and games around the forest with indoor seasonal craft sessions.

Mr Wizard’s Punch and Judy shows @ Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh
17 Aug 2018
See Mr Wizard’s Excellent Punch and Judy shows, along with his unique magic show. Children’s Entertainer Southampton

Saints FC-Fan-tastic @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
17 Aug 2018
Kids aged 7-13 can create their own Saints inspired T-shirts and fan memorabilia boxes.

Summer Play Festival @ Buckland Adventure Playground, Portsmouth
17 Aug 2018

On Fridays during the summer holidays, Portsmouth City Council’s playgrounds hold a fun mini-festival.

Treetots Summer Party @ YMCA Fairthorne Manor
17 Aug 2018

Join Fairthorne Manor for exciting activities in the Treetots area and on the Fairthorne Manor campsite field.

Disneymania @ The Lights Andover, Hampshire
17 Aug 2018 

Kids aged 5-7 can dress up and become a Disney dance star at The Lights in Andover.

Cheese and Chilli Festival @ The Garrison Ground, Winchester
18 Aug 2018 – 19 Aug 2018
The Cheese & Chilli Festival is a family show offering something for everyone, with traders selling cheese and chilli associated products.

South Downs Show @ Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Waterlooville
18 Aug 2018 – 19 Aug 2018
A display of arena acts, dog show, sheep, re-enactments and much more will all be on offer as well as local food and drink.

Portchester Village Fete @ Portchester Community Centre, Portsmouth
18 Aug 2018
There will be traditional games like a coconut shy and hook a duck, plus face painting, tombola, craft stalls, cake stand, BBQ and much more.

Octonaut Meet and Greet @ Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
18 Aug 2018
Captain Barnacles and Kwazii from the Octonauts will be appearing at intervals throughout the day.

Rock Hopper Introduction for ages 4-7 @ Calshot Activities Centre
18 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a great introduction to climbing, for children aged 4-7 years old.

Outdoor Theatre: Dr Doolittle @ Hinton Ampner
18 Aug 2018
Take a picnic along to enjoy as the sun sets over the atmospheric surroundings of Hinton Ampner’s parkland.

Family Active Adventure @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
18 Aug 2018
The Family Active Adventure Day is a great way for parents child to share adventurous experiences together.

Clay Workshop for Children @ Winchester Discovery Centre
18 Aug 2018
Be inspired by the classic tale that everyone loves, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ then create your own ‘Wild Thing’ out of clay!

Archaeology Day @ Allen Gallery, Alton, Hampshire
18 Aug 2018

Enjoy a day in the Allen Gallery garden with local History and Archaeology societies. You can even take part in a dig and see what you can find!

Summer Fun Day and Dog Show @ Highbridge Farm, Eastleigh
19 Aug 2018
Join St Francis Animal Welfare for their annual Summer Fun Day and Dog Show, with various classes and special prizes, plus kids’ rides and bouncy castle.

Liberty’s Birds of Prey Day @ Southsea Model Village
19 Aug 2018
Get up close and personal with these magnificent birds of prey which will include; an owl, Harris hawk, falcon, eagle, vulture and more.

Waterlooville Summer Fete @ Jubilee Park, Hampshire
19 Aug 2018
Waterlooville Summer Fete returns to Jubilee Park, with children’s activities, mobile farm, circus workshops, fun bus, dog show and more!

Vehicles @ Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Southampton
19 Aug 2018
Southampton & District Heritage Transport Trust will be on site with a collection of buses and Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway will be running trains.

Adventure Half Day for ages 4-7 @ Calshot Activities Centre
20 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed half day for 4-7 year olds, with a range of adventurous activities!

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
20 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including skiing and kayaking.

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
20 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including climbing and skiing.

Soaring Spitfires @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
20 Aug 2018
Head to SeaCity Museum during the summer holidays in Southampton, for some great activities for the kids!

Special Needs Summer Playscheme @ The West End Centre, Aldershot
20, 21, 22 and 23 Aug 2018

Join the West End Centre in Aldershot for craft activities that have been specially designed for families with children that have special needs.

Survival Activities @ Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton
21 Aug 2018 – 22 Aug 2018
Join Royal Victoria Country Park this summer holiday for fun survival activities, including shelter building and fire lighting.

Discover the New Forest guided walk @ Blackwater, Hampshire
21 Aug 2018
Join a Ranger on this 3.5 mile guided walk and discover more about the New Forest and what makes it so special.

Adventure Half Day for ages 4-7 @ Calshot Activities Centre
21 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed half day for 4-7 year olds, with a range of activities, including bouldering.

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
21 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including archery and sailing.

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
21 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including sailing and snowboarding.

Beachcombers @ Tudor House, Southampton
21 Aug 2018
Join Tudor House to to get creative and take inspiration from the beach, making beautiful shell covered trinket boxes.

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
21 Aug 2018
The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop children’s paddling skills.

Summer Reading Challenge Drop-in Crafts @ Winchester Discovery Centre
21 Aug 2018 and 25 Aug 2018
Join in with drop-in crafts at Winchester Discovery Centre this summer, with different themes throughout the holidays.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure @ Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
21 Aug 2018 – 25 Aug 2018

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in Portsmouth!

Potty Pirate Show @ Port Solent, Portsmouth
21 Aug 2018

Join Captain Crossbones the potty pirate who will be entertaining crowds at Port Solent, with magic and interactive storytelling shows.

Meet Captain Hardy on board HMS Victory @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
21 Aug 2018

This summer, join Captain Hardy to discover more about life on board for the officers and men who served on HMS Victory.

Fairy & Elf Door Decorating Workshop @ Titchfield Haven, Hampshire
21 Aug 2018

This summer, children can paint and decorate a fairy or elf door with Mrs Blossom Makes, at Titchfield Haven.

Powerful Plants @ Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville, Hampshire
21 Aug 2018

As part of a Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go at textiles and nettle fibres, cooking, making wooden pendants, thatching and more.

Dinosaur Drop-in @ SEARCH, Gosport, Hampshire
21 Aug 2018 

Solve a dinosaur dilemma, measure up to different dinosaurs and lots more hands-on activities for mini paleontologists.

Farmer 4 a Day @ Miller’s Ark, Hook, Hampshire
21 Aug 2018 

Kids can enjoy a day helping out at the farm, feeding and grooming the animals.

Life Lab @ Gilbert White’s House, Selborne
21 Aug 2018 

Examine some of the specimens from the learning collection and use a range of tools to find out about the animals in front of you.

Archaeological Dig Pits @ Basing House, Basingstoke
21, 23 and 25 Aug 2018

You will be shown the basics of archaeology and get the opportunity to dig for authentic historical artefacts from Roman and Tudor times.

Bat Walks @ Lepe Country Park
22 Aug 2018 – 23 Aug 2018
Take a stroll around Lepe Country Park in the evening to learn about British bats and discover how to track and identify them using a bat detector.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Afternoon Tea @ Southampton Grand Cafe
22 Aug 2018
This is My Theatre invite you to join them for a trip into this well-loved tale, based upon the original novel written by Lewis Carroll.

Family Activities: Amazing Animals @ Winchester Cathedral
22 Aug 2018
Pick up a trail and discover all the weird and wonderful animals that can be found around Winchester Cathedral.

Dance in a Day @ The Point, Eastleigh
22 Aug 2018
Children aged 8-12 years can join an experienced teacher and create a dance in a day!

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
22 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including climbing, archery and skiing.

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
22 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including cycling and skiing.

Amazing Aquariums @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
22 Aug 2018
Kids can create their own aquarium filled full of crazy sea creatures and marvellous marine life from the depths of their imagination.

Youth Climbing Course @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
22 Aug 2018
Woodmill offers Level 1 and 2 of the Youth Climbing Course (NICAS) scheme, which is a progressive course aimed at developing climbing skills.

Summer Sleepover Camp @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
22 Aug 2018
The Sleepover Camp is a great way to link two Active Adventure, NICAS, or PaddlePower Days together and spend the night camping with friends. 

Swallows and Anchors on board HMS Warrior @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
22 Aug 2018 

Recreate the world of Victorian naval tattoos in this art and craft session on board HMS Warrior.

Wild Learning Holiday Club @ Alice Holt Forest
22 Aug 2018 – 23 Aug 2018

From a secret camp deep in the woods, the Wild Learning club venture out to try den building, fire making, forest games and more.


Big Owls: Animal Feed @ Home Farm, New Forest
23 Aug 2018
Big Owls Club is for children aged 4 – 6 years and their parents to enjoy a morning of fun and adventure in the New Forest.

Wild About Ponies @ Hatchet Pond, New Forest
23 Aug 2018
This is a fun, free information session, where you can learn all the answers to your questions about the four-legged icons of the New Forest!

Dance and Digital Workshop @ The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire
23 Aug 2018
Kids aged 12-16 can enjoy a full day workshop exploring dance and digital technologies at The Point.

Adventure Half Day for ages 4-7 @ Calshot Activities Centre
23 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed half day for 4-7 year olds, with a range of activities, including orienteering and ringo.

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
23 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including climbing and skiing.

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
23 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including skiing and archery.

Castlebuilders @ Tudor House Southampton
23 Aug 2018
Join Tudor House to build a junk-model fortress fit for battle and visit the remains of the town’s castle on a special mini-tour.

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
23 Aug 2018
The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop children’s paddling skills.

Clay Workshop for Children @ Winchester Discovery Centre
23 Aug 2018
Kids can let their creativity loose and bring colour, character and personality to their very own ‘Mischief Maker’ clay model!

Crafty Teddy Bears Picnic @ BellaCrafts, Fair Oak, Southampton
23 Aug 2018 and 24 Aug 2018
Make honey wish jars and teddy boxes and enjoy teddy games and yummy party food at BellaCrafts.

Bubble Show @ Port Solent, Portsmouth
23 Aug 2018
Blow your children’s minds as the amazing bubble entertainer creates some fantastic creations at Port Solent’s bubble show!

Create a Tattooed Hand at the Victory Gallery @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
23 Aug 2018
To celebrate the opening of a new exhibition, kids can create a tattooed hand based on designs inspired by those who served in the Royal Navy.

The Wheels on the Bus @ The Lights, Andover, Hampshire
23 Aug 2018
This workshop is suitable for ages 1-3 years and brilliant for little ones who love to wiggle and jiggle to their favourite tunes!

Spirit of the Horse @ Broadlands, Romsey
24 Aug 2018 – 27 Aug 2018
Europe’s greatest equestrian theatre show is coming to Broadlands Estate with a spectacular new production for 2018.

Saxon Jewellery @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
24 Aug 2018
Kids aged 4-11 can have fun creating their own Saxon jewellery from recycled materials.

Family Festival @ YMCA Fairthorne Manor
24 Aug 2018 – 27 Aug 2018
The YMCA Family Festival is an opportunity for families to come together, whilst enjoying a packed activity programme.

Victorious Festival @ Southsea Common, Portsmouth
24 Aug 2018 – 26 Aug 2018
Victorious is located on the picturesque Southsea Seafront and The Kids Stage offers the very best in children’s entertainment!

Summer Slime School @ Table Manners Tea Room, Fareham, Hampshire
24 Aug 2018
Kids can learn the basic slime skills and how to make coloured, scented and even edible slime.

Summer Play Festival @ Portsea Adventure Playground, Portsmouth
24 Aug 2018
On Fridays during the summer holidays, Portsmouth City Council’s playgrounds hold a fun mini-festival.

Duck Race on the River Itchen @ Winchester City Mill
25 Aug 2018
The ducks will be released into the River Itchen and you can follow their exciting journey from the Mill’s island garden all the way to Wharf Mill.

Family Summers End Picnic @ Hillier Gardens, Romsey
25 Aug 2018
Celebrate the end of the summer with an open air picnic concert and spectacular firework finale.

Hogwarts Summer Garden Party @ Victoria House, Southampton
25 Aug 2018
Wizards, unicorns, fairies, dinosaurs and muggles are all welcome to join in the fun at Table Manners’ Hogwarts themed garden party.

Family Active Adventure @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
25 Aug 2018
The Family Active Adventure Day is a great way for parents child to share adventurous experiences together.

Petersfield Summer Festival @ Petersfield Market Square, Hampshire
25 Aug 2018 – 27 Aug 2018

Hometown Festivals will be celebrating another Great British summer this August Bank Holiday weekend in Petersfield Town centre.


Graze Festival @ Hazeley Fields, near Winchester
26 Aug 2018
There will be an array of food stalls and demonstrations and a major offering of theatre and kids’ attractions and entertainment.

 

Open Air Cinema: The Greatest Showman @ St Swithuns School, Winchester
26 Aug 2018
The Lost Cinema will be visiting Winchester over the August Bank holiday weekend to screen an open air movie on the front lawn of St Swithuns School.

 

Family Fun Day @ The Watercress Line, Alresford, Hampshire
27 Aug 2018
Your standard travel ticket will allow you unlimited travel, plus take part in hands-on and creative activities in the Viewing Gallery.

Warrior Camp II @ Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville, Hampshire
28 Aug 2018 – 30 Aug 2018
Enjoy a fierce and challenging three-day workshop and develop the ancient skills learnt in Warrior Camp I.


Discover the New Forest guided walk @ Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
28 Aug 2018
Join a Ranger on this 3.5 mile guided walk and discover more about the New Forest and what makes it so special.

 

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
28 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including archery and kayaking.

 

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
28 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including climbing and archery.

 

Nature Detectives @ Lepe Country Park
28 Aug 2018
Join Lepe Country Park during the summer holidays and get to experience nature hands on, with fun activities.

 

History Tots @ Tudor House, Southampton
28 Aug 2018
Get your little ones hooked on history early in this fun, relaxed and informal craft and history session.

 

Unicorn and Dragon Clocks @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
28 Aug 2018
Head to SeaCity Museum during the summer holidays in Southampton, for some great craft activities for the kids!

 

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
28 Aug 2018
The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop children’s paddling skills.

 

Summer Reading Challenge Drop-in Crafts @ Winchester Discovery Centre
28 Aug 2018 and 01 Sep 2018
Join in with drop-in crafts at Winchester Discovery Centre this summer, with different themes throughout the holidays.

 

Life Lab @ Gilbert White’s House, Selborne
28 Aug 2018

Examine some of the specimens from the learning collection and use a range of tools to find out about the animals in front of you.

 

Archaeological Dig Pits @ Basing House, Basingstoke
28 Aug 2018 and 30 Aug 2018

You will be shown the basics of archaeology and get the opportunity to dig for authentic historical artefacts from Roman and Tudor times.

 

Fantastic Forest Craft Club @ Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire
28 Aug 2018

Children will learn about nature and wildlife, as well as creating some beautiful and unique crafts to take home.

 

Wild Learning Holiday Club @ Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire
28 Aug 2018

From a secret camp deep in the woods, the Wild Learning club venture out to try den building, fire making, forest games and more.

 

Comic Art Masterclass @ The Lights, Andover, Hampshire
28 Aug 2018

Kev writes and draws for The Beano, Doctor Who and Marvel comics and now he will teach you how easy it is!


Family Activities: Colourful Coats of Arms @ Winchester Cathedral
29 Aug 2018
Pick up a trail from the entrance desk and discover the many colourful coats of arms around Winchester Cathedral.

 

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
29 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including archery and skiing.

 

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
29 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including track cycling and archery.

 

Mosaic Mirrors @ Tudor House, Southampton
29 Aug 2018
Join Tudor House to spend the day designing and crafting beautiful mirrors with mosaic surrounds.

 

Youth Climbing Course @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
29 Aug 2018
Woodmill offers Level 1 and 2 of the Youth Climbing Course (NICAS) scheme, which is a progressive course aimed at developing climbing skills.

 

Story Writing Workshop @ Winchester Discovery Centre
29 Aug 2018
Children’s author Nick Newberry is putting on a special story writing class to accompany this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme ‘Mischief Makers’.

 

Bursledon Bake Off @ Bursledon Windmill, Southampton
29 Aug 2018
Join Bursledon Windmill for a special Windmill Wednesday and make your own pizza in the outdoor bread ovens.

 

Peter Pan Outdoor Theatre @ Mottisfont
29 Aug 2018
Pack a picnic and soar away to Neverland with this magical musical from Immersion Theatre. 


Creature Teachers @ Longdown Activity Farm, Southampton
30 Aug 2018
The fabulous Creature Teachers are back at the Farm with their menagerie of amazing animals.

 

Bush Craft @ Lepe Country Park
30 Aug 2018
Join Lepe Country Park during the summer holidays to look for tracks and signs of animals, investigate wild food and build a shelter.

 

Adventure Half Day for ages 4-7 @ Calshot Activities Centre
30 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed half day for 4-7 year olds, with a range of adventurous activities!

 

Adventure Day for ages 7-11 @ Calshot Activities Centre
30 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 7-11 year olds, with a range of activities, including orienteering and sailing.

 

Adventure Day for ages 11-16 @ Calshot Activities Centre
30 Aug 2018
Calshot Activities Centre offers a fun and action packed day for 11-16 year olds, with a range of activities, including sailing and climbing.

 

Egyptian Mummy Madness @ SeaCity Museum, Southampton
30 Aug 2018
Kids aged 5-11 can create their own mummified orange and clay canopic jar inspired by Ancient Egypt.

 

Summer PaddlePower @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
30 Aug 2018
The Accredited British Canoeing Paddlepower Days introduce children to a variety of a paddlecraft and will help develop children’s paddling skills.

 

Beach Craft Party @ Bella Crafts, Fair Oak, Southampton
30 Aug 2018 and 31 Aug 2018
Get creative making Hawaii beach necklaces or hats and create your own masterpiece with shells.

 

SILLY SCOTT AND THE CREATION STATION, Port Solent, Portsmouth

Thursday 30th August, 11am – 4pm

Join the fun and laughter with Children’s Entertainer Portsmouth Silly Scott’s fantastic magic shows, running from 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. You can also get crafty with the Creation Station from 11am – 4pm.


Summer Play Festival @ Landport Adventure Playground, Portsmouth
31 Aug 2018
On Fridays during the summer holidays, Portsmouth City Council’s playgrounds hold a fun mini-festival.


The Gruffalo’s Child @ Princes Hall, Aldershot
01 Sep 2018 – 02 Sep 2018
Tall Stories will bring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning book to life in this magical, musical adaptation of The Gruffalo’s Child.

 

Model Weekend @ Hollycombe, Liphook, Hampshire
01 Sep 2018 – 02 Sep 2018
Hollycombe’s annual model weekend will attract all kinds of models and modellers, with railway layouts, fairground models and more!

 

There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly @ Forest Arts Centre
01 Sep 2018
Join The People’s Theatre Company for a special 45th anniversary production of the classic tale at Forest Arts Centre.

 

Family Active Adventure @ Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton
01 Sep 2018
The Family Active Adventure Day is a great way for parents child to share adventurous experiences together.


Open Day @ Twyford Waterworks
02 Sep 2018
Enjoy a stroll around Twyford Waterworks with everything fully open and restored machinery in operation.

 

The following events are running throughout the summer holidays in Hampshire:

 

Discovery Trail @ Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, New Forest

This 1 mile self-guided trail will take you through the woods, with activities and challenges for all the family.

 

Summer Beach Party Show @ Paultons Park, Romsey

Enjoy plenty of singing, dancing and exciting games with characters: Bruce the Lifeguard, Shelly the Turtle and Manta the Ray.

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea family trail @ Mottisfont, Hampshire

Explore the grounds with a fun family trail accompanying Mottisfont’s Judith Kerr exhibition this summer.

 

The Flower Fairies Garden Trail @ Hillier Gardens, Romsey

Join Hillier Gardens this summer for an interactive Flower Fairies trail inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s classic illustrations.

 

Destination Space @ Winchester Science Centre

Don’t miss this great event for the kids at Winchester Science Centre. The Centre will be sparking curiosity and imagination in all the family!

 

Summer Living History @ Beaulieu, New Forest

Head to the New Forest where living history characters will bring Beaulieu to life with the sights and sounds of the past!

 

Sherlock Holmes Summer Family Trail @ Hinton Ampner

With activities to complete along the way, all the family can have fun on this summer trail and work together to solve the clues!

 

Summer Trail @ Lepe Country Park, Hampshire

Head to Lepe Country Park during the summer holidays to follow the summer trail and complete the answers to claim a prize.

 

Fairy and Pirate Activities @ Manor Farm, Southampton

Take part in a trail around the farm, hunt for buried treasure, visit the dressing up area and hunt for fairy houses.

 

Sea Life Summer Holidays @ Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth

Explore the building in search of letters to solve the mystery location of Oscar the Octopus and the Tower’s mischievous explorer, Vugo.

 

Junior Assault Course @ Fort Nelson, Hampshire 

The kids can enjoy an adventurous day out at Fort Nelson this summer with the challenging Junior Assault Course!

 

Summer Nature Trail @ Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

Explore Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve during the summer holidays and see how many animals you can find along the way.

 

Jurassic Shark @ Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

Dig into shark-themed workshops and exciting learning opportunities about the ocean’s most successful predators.

 

The Lost Tapestries Family Trail @ The Vyne, Basingstoke

Young explorers will love this quest through ancient grounds in search of little boxes containing jigsaw pieces to assemble.

 

The Highway Rat Activity Trail @ Alice Holt Forest 

Look out for characters from the story, complete four rubbings and take your picture with the life-sized Highway Rat ‘Wanted’ poster!

 

Mission Mega Machine @ Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

Learn about inventions and innovations developed in Hampshire, such as the Spitfire and Taskers engines, with a fun trail and hands-on activities.

 

Summer Spectacular @ Finkley Down Farm, Andover, Hampshire

Head to Finkley Down Farm during the summer holidays for loads of summer fun, with water wars, sheep racing, pony rides and entertainers including Hampshire’s favourite Children’s Entertainer Silly Scott.

 

Scavenger Hunt @ Gilbert White’s House, Selborne

Pick up a scavenger hunt at reception to see what you can discover and do around the grounds of Gilbert White’s House this summer.

 

Silly Scott Children’s Entertainer in Portsmouth & Southampton will also be appearing at many events throughout Hampshire over the summer holidays too, so make sure you subscribe to his events page on Facebook via the link below:

http://facebook.com/sillyscottmagic/events

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