FREE National Playday on 3rd August 2016!

This is the flyer providing more details for this years Playday at Eastrop Park on Wednesday 3rd August (next week!) from 11am to 4pm.

If you haven’t seen details about National Playday, it’s a free event for families that happens every year and is absolutely brilliant!

I am very, very excited that I will be there on the “Splat the rat” stall. Please come and say hello!

Play day flyer

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It’s National Play Day 2014 today! Yay!

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Just in case you missed it, (and it’s highly unlikely that you have because I’ve been going on and on about it for the last few weeks! lol) it’s National Play Days today.

There are three big events taking place, one in Eastrop Park, one at the Hurst Community School in Tadley and one at Tesbourne Community school in Whitchurch.

They are all running from 11am to 4pm.

I can’t comment for the events in Tadley and Whitchurch but I’ve been going to the Eastrop Park event for the past three years and it’s been excellent each time, especially as it’s a free event.

It looks like there will be several taster sessions going on this year and lots of local businesses will be on show.

Miss NHM and I will be attending probably from about 1pm onwards so if you are there then, I hope to see you! I will be wearing my NHM sticker!

Have a great day, whatever you end up doing!

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This year’s National Play day is on Wednesday 6th of August.

Update: The event in Tadley has already been arranged and you can find more details HERE.

The event at Eastrop Park will also be going ahead and you can find more details HERE.

For those of you who have never been this is a FANTASTIC free event.

We’ve been for the last couple of years and we always have a great time.

The whole thing is free and there are usually lots of brilliant activities on.

Normally it’s at Eastrop Park and there is free parking near the War Memorial Park.

Usually there is also a free bus that runs during the day to take you from the car park to Eastrop (we normally walk though as it’s just as quick!)

I really hope that this event goes ahead again this year as it’s such a brilliant day out.


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Apologies to those of you weren’t able to see yesterday’s “Things to do” post on your phones. I am hoping the problem is resolved today. If it isn’t could you please let me know again. Thanks! (Apologies that this post is a little late today too, it’s already one of those weeks! lol)

I went to the National Play day at Eastrop Park in 2011 when I was on Maternity Leave and it was brilliant! It’s a free event and they have lots to do, although it’s mainly for children aged 3 and over. There is special parking, at the top of Eastrop and a bus that runs all day, so you don’t have to walk up and down the hill. I am hoping this is still running this year, although if the bus isn’t running, it’s not so far to walk.

For those of you who aren’t in Basingstoke, there are Playday events happening all over the country, so please check the website at the bottom of this post to find a free event near you.

I wasn’t able to take the time off last year to go to this event, but I am hoping to be able to go this year with my little one. It’s a fabulous day out! A great date for your diaries during the summer holidays. If you’re there, and you see me, please do come and say hello! I’m not wearing my NHM T-shirt though :-D.

Basingstoke National Play Day- Eastrop Park

Date: 7 August 2013

Time: 11:00 – 16:00

Details: Circus skills, a bouncy castle and craft activities are just some of the free activities for families at Play Day in Basingstoke.

The fun starts at 11am and runs until 4pm, giving families the opportunity to play and learn together.

Other activities on offer are pond dipping, sport activities, face painting and scarecrow making. A children’s farm will also be visiting the Basingstoke.

Organised by: Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

Open to the public or invite only:  Open to the public


  • Eastrop Park
  • Eastrop Lane
  • Basingstoke
  • Hampshire
  • RG21 4QF

Contact details

Contact name: Mike Nicholls/Sarah Elkins

Contact number: 01256 844844

Contact email address: 

For more details about National Play days, you can check the website here: