“Made in Basingstoke” – Summer 2017

BASINGSTOKE LAUNCHES SUMMER-LONG FESTIVAL WITH JAM-PACKED EVENTS PROGRAMME CELEBRATING THE TOWN’S FOOD, FASHION, ART AND CULTURE

21st June 2017:  Basingstoke is set to become Hampshire’s cultural capital this summer, when the town’s creative talent is celebrated in its inaugural ‘Made in Basingstoke’ festival, a jam-packed extravaganza of events catering for all tastes and age groups.

Running from 14 July to 13 August 2017 and comprising four themed weeks entitled Create, Taste, Discover and Make, the Festival will showcase the town’s artists, foods, attractions and people through a comprehensive programme of daily activities to be staged at key attractions, shops, museums and shopping centres across the town.

It will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen, who was born and raised in the area, with themed teas during the ‘Taste’ week and a host of activities during the ‘Discover’ week. These will include a walking tour, an amusing musical recital at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre; and a new exhibition called ‘Retail and Romance: Jane goes to the Ball’ at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery. In addition, visitors will be able to view a new bronze statue of the author, which will be unveiled in the town centre on 18 July.

Also, coinciding with the festival, is a new ‘Sitting with Jane’ free public arts trail and associated app featuring 24 ‘Book Benches’, each designed and painted by a different professional artist.

One of the highlights of Create Week (14-20 July) will be ‘The Mystery of the Star Eaters’, an immersive gaming experience for would be detectives and adventurers.  This interactive game will turn Basingstoke’s streets into a life-sized game board in which participants follow clues, question witnesses, solve puzzles and embark on a discovery around the town’s landmarks to investigate a mystery.

Other activities include: ‘The Create Market’, which will take the form of an expansive arts and craft market in The Malls shopping centre during the weekend of 15/16 July, complete with live entertainment.  There will also be art workshops hosted by local crafters and businesses including Paperchase, All Our Own Crafts, Eco-Workshop and the Red Lion Hotel, with topics ranging from decoupage to chalk painting.  Plus, music lovers can participate in a series of events at Dawsons, from open jam session days to digital drum workshops.

Next comes Taste Week (21-27 July), which will feature free cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs Phil Vickery and Jean-Christophe Novelli at The Malls Shopping Centre on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.  There will also be a Taste Market focused on local produce and businesses as well as a Jane Austen cream tea party at the Red Lion Hotel.

Then, to celebrate Basingstoke’s historic past, is Discover Week (28 July-3 August) including a ‘Summer Raincoat’ craft session tying into the town’s heritage connections with Thomas Burberry, as well as an array of events celebrating Jane Austen (see above) and a Punch and Judy Festival. Visitors will also have the chance to experience a vintage makeover during a ‘Fashion in the 50’s’ masterclass, at the town’s Vintage Treasures shop.

Finally, during Make Week (4-13 August) there will be a range of free events for families, from the Summer of Literacy Reading Challenge, to Charlie’s story time and children’s crafts at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre. There will also be rides, slides and workshops and the opportunity to get artistic and create ‘selfie’ masks, perfect for sharing on social media, at The Malls Shopping Centre.

For more information and a full schedule of events visit www.madeinbasingstoke.co.uk and follow @inbasingstoke and use #LoveBasingstoke on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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FREE National Play Day – Wed 2nd August 2017

I’ve been a massive supporter of National Play Day since we attended our first one in 2011, a few months after Miss NHM was born.

It runs from 11am to 4pm at Eastrop Park.

It’s always a fab day out with LOADS of free things to do for children of all ages.

However, be warned that it gets really busy. I think they had 4000 people in Eastrop Park last year, so get there early to avoid the queue.

There is free parking at the Old Common on London Road with a free bus down to Eastrop Park for those who can’t walk up and down the hill.

I am SOOOO excited that I’ve been asked back again to host the “Splay the Rat” stall again. I LITERALLY didn’t stop from 11am to 4pm last year and although I know it’s going to be full on, I am really looking forward to it. Come and say Hello if you make it there!

Oh and amusingly, I’m not allowed to use pretend rats in case anyone goes out and tries to splat a live rat, so I’m hoping I get some more of these beautiful sea turtles who thoroughly enjoyed getting splat last year! lol.

These were my “rats/sea turtles” from last year.

Previous Posts about National Play days on NorthHantsMum

FREE National Playday on 3rd August 2016!

Date for your Diary: National PlayDay 2016!!

National Playdays 2015 and Basingstoke and Deane “Love Parks Week”!

It’s National Play Day 2014 today! Yay!

National Play Day 2014 Posters

National PlayDay – 7th August 2013 – Free Event!!!

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Classes still running over the 2017 Summer Holidays

MASSIVE thanks to “J” who put this post together!!!

Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid are running first aid classes for children from 3 years of age up to 11yrs, at Jump Trampoline Park in Basingstoke on Thursday 17th August. Booking required lucy@minifirstaid.co.uk

Tot Cross Buns

Tot Cross Buns are running classes through the summer, a few spaces are left on the following days:

Friday 11th August at Sherfield on Loddon at 9.45, 11.15 and 12.30

Friday 25th August at Sherfield on Loddon at 12.30

All the Mondays are sold out

Hartbeeps

Hartbeeps details of Summer Classes are below. Hartbeeps multi-sensory classes are 45 minutes long.

Location: Newnham Clubhouse, Newnham Road, Newnham, RG27 9AE

Cost: £6.00 a class. 1st sibling is £3.00. 2nd+ sibling free.

Or book all 3 classes for £15.00 plus sibling rate.

Dates: Tuesday 1st , 8th and 15th August

Times: 10.00 – 10.45 Happy Beeps Class (sitting babies and older plus younger or older siblings up to 8yrs)

11.00 – 11.45 Baby Bells (new born to sitting babies)

Mobile: 07737 818332

Email: sarahjp@hartbeeps.com

Face Book: Hartbeeps@Farnham, Hook and Godalming

Caterpillar Music

Viables Community Centre:
9:30am & 10:20am
Wed 2nd August
Wed 9th August
Wed 16th August

Chineham Village Hall
9:30am & 10:20

Fri 4th August
Fri 11th August
Fri 18th August

£6 a class or £15 for all 3 at one location.
Pre-bookable only.

Caterpillar Music Facebook Page

Buggyfit Basingstoke

Buggyfit Basingstoke is still running throughout the summer and older children are welcome to come along too.

Dinky Disco

Dinky Disco offers vibrant, energetic, fun classes for 0-5 year olds.

Head over to the website to buy your tickets for as many of the following sessions as you fancy – no need to commit to a term, but advanced booking essential!

www.dinkydisco.co.uk/book-now :

-Sundays, Bramley, 10am: July 23rd, August 6th & 20th

-Mondays, Basingstoke (South Ham), 10.30am: July 17th & 24th, August 7th & 21st

-Wednesdays, Andover, 10.30am: July 19th & 26th, August 9th & 23rd

Still only £2.75 per person for a full hour of great music, lights, props, bubbles, puppets, dancing and FUN!

Looking forward to a good old boogie with you all!

Thula Mama

Thula Mama will still be running over the summer (except when I’m away a few weeks in August).

NCT Coffee & Chat

NCT Coffee & Chat is running throughout the summer holidays Friday mornings 10.00-12.00 at Brookvale Village Hall, with BABIES breastfeeding support.

https://www.nct.org.uk/branches/basingstoke/events/coffee-chat/38

https://www.nct.org.uk/branches/basingstoke/babies

Tots Play

Summer sessions 24th July, 31st July & 7th August at Sherfield Park Community Centre, from 3mths-3yrs.
6 week Baby Development Course starting Thurs July 27th at Christ Church Chineham, suitable from birth – 6 mths
Book online at Www.totsplay.co.uk/basingstoke

Waterbabies

We are currently booking for our Summer term, swimming at the venues below:

Hampshire Court, Basingstoke – Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sun

The Village, Farnborough – Thurs

Basingstoke Hospital – Sat, Sun

Daneshill, Stratfield Turgis – Sun

Henry Tyndale School, Farnborough – Sun

If people would like further information they can contact us on 01256 844926 or email splishsplash@waterbabies.co.uk or complete the form on the link https://www.waterbabies.co.uk/ask-about-classes/berkshire

Westside Venue

Westside Community Centre summer activities:

Family Activities

Playdays Indoor Playcentre

Playdays have a range of events on over the summer, please see their Facebook page for more information

Basingstoke Gymnastic Club

Basingstoke Gymnastic Club are running a family drop-in suitable for pre-schoolers to 12yrs. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.15am

Basingstoke Gymnastic Club Summer Family Drop-In

Zingtastic

Zingtastic – sing-a-long for pre-schoolers is running through the summer. 9.30am session only. £4 pay as you go including refreshments.

Bumps into Mums

Bumps into Mums at Sherfield Community Centre is running over the summer – coffee and cake. Older siblings can come in the holidays too.

MummaBfit

MummaBfit is running a three week mini term in August

FitMama Postnatal Recovery

FitMama is running postnatal recovery courses through the summer at Studio 41, Basingstoke. Thursdays 11-11.45am. Check their website for details.

Gym Tots and Fun Tots

Gym Tots and Fun Tots at the Play Den, Basingstoke Sports Centre, Festival Place are running during the holidays. Full details on their website.

Warren Tots

Warren Tots – Summer Tots (suitable from birth to 4yrs) will be running every Monday morning in Bunnies at Hatch Warren Community Centre, 10-11.30am (session will be limited to 15 families)

Mini Jump

Mini Jump, Jump Factory for walking to 5yrs is available in the holidays 9-11am (1hr sessions) Mon-Sun. Further information is on their website.

Active Tots

Active Tots (suitable from birth to fourth birthday or one meter tall, whichever comes soonest) switch to their summer opening times on Monday 24th July. Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm. They return to full day opening on Monday 4th September.

Jelly Babies

Jelly Babies (for parents with children 5yrs and under) in Tadley is running 11-12noon Tues and Thurs, and Sundays 9-12noon in the holidays.

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The Ultimate NHM Summer Holiday 2017 Posts!

YAY! The School holidays have officially (or very, very nearly) started!!!

If you are already panicking about how you are going to keep your little ones amused for the next 6 to 7 weeks, then this is the post for you :-D.

Don’t forget, you can also search for key words on NorthHantsMum at any time.

NorthHantsMum is my Hobby! 

NorthHantsMum Summer Break 2016

We are currently working on the “classes that are still running during 2017 Summer Holidays” post and will get it published as soon as we can.

Classes that are still running during the 2016 Summer Holidays!

Summer “Bored” Jar ideas

Top Tip 33: Creamy coconut and berry Lolly’s

NHM Readers Top Tips for Keeping Cool

Summer Fun

24 things to do during the summer holidays with young children in Basingstoke

15 Different Experiences for Children

9 “things” I’m planning to do with my daughter in the future

13 things to do in Basingstoke in Spring with a three year old

In the Garden

DINKY DISCO – Fun, Energetic Weekend Classes for 5 and Unders

Summer Holiday 2012 Activities

Ideas of Things to do for May 2016 Half Term

Top Tip 35: YouTube Kids

Summer Reading

Library Membership for your child

Our favourite books

Swimming

Warm Swimming pools suitable for babies and young children in North Hampshire

Paddling Pools/Splash Pools in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey

Lido’s in Hampshire

Top Tip 3: Swimming Bags

Swimming Pools in North Hampshire suitable for Babies and Children

Swimming with Babies

Summer Outings

NHM readers recommend child friendly coffee shops

Season Tickets 2013 to local attractions in North Hampshire – please check individual websites for up-to-date prices

Age limits for 2013 attractions  

Hampshire Days out with your children

Berkshire Days Out

Softplay Centres

Places to go for children who love animals

Summer FREE Outings

NHM Readers Favourite places to feed Ducks in Basingstoke and North Hampshire

Great Picnic Spots near Basingstoke

Great Picnic Spots in Basingstoke

Nature Detectives

A week of “free” Activities – Autumn

Poll: Free Activities over the summer holidays

12 Free Activities over the summer holidays 2015

NHM Readers Favourite Beaches

Summer Holiday Clubs

Spotlight summer holiday 2017 clubs

Holiday Clubs in North Hampshire 2016 – please check individual websites for 2017 information

Summer Holidays/Travel

Cheap Transport in North Hampshire

NCT House Swap Reduces Holiday Costs

Family Camping Club

Summer Food

Early Bird Meals with children – please check individual websites as this is a 2012 post and not all are relevant

11 Places to Breakfast “out” with Children in North Hampshire

9 Foody Places to go as a group of Mums with babies/toddlers

8 “Cheap” Restaurants in Basingstoke (Meal for 2 for under £15)

Pick Your Own Farm’s in North Hampshire and Berkshire

Blackberry Picking in North Hampshire

Rain

8 Cheap or Free Rainy Day Activities in Basingstoke

23 things to do with an under 7 year old in Basingstoke when it’s raining

7 More Free Rainy Day Activities

Reviews 2017

Review 2017: Little Street

Review 2017: Kitty’s Tilted Teacup Tea Room

Review 2017: Jump Factory, Mini Jump

Reviews 2016

Review 2016: Cornish Yurts

Review 2016: Beggarwood – FREE

Review 2016: Whitchurch Silk Mill

Review 2016: Museum of Army Flying

Review 2016: Gousto Recipe Delivery

Review 2016: Nelson’s Diner: A Taste of the USA

Review: Reading Eggs and Mathseeds

Jump Factory – First Look!!!!

Reviews 2015

Bucklebury Farm Park

Sundaes Gelato Basingstoke

Frensham Common – FREE

Centreparc’s – Sherwood Forest

The Parlour Tearoom

Ideal Imaging, Lifestyle Bespoke Family Photography by Alistair Jones

The Cafe Project, Brighton Hill

The Natural History Museum

Reviews 2014

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Berkshire

Dinosaur Crazy Golf at the Oracle

Marwell Wildlife

Giraffe in Festival Place

Micheldever Wood– FREE

California Country Park, Finchampstead

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Review 2014: Wagamama’s Basingstoke

Legoland

The Vyne

Swanage

Miller’s Ark, Nr Hook

Reviews 2013

Lakeside Country Park – Parking cost only

Paulton’s Park/Peppa Pig World

NorthDown Orchard Deliveries

Farleigh Mount – FREE

Birdworld

The Hawk Conservancy

Basing Lime Pits – FREE

Basing Wood – FREE

Finkley Down Farm

Wellington Country Park

Basingstoke Aquadrome

Alice Holt, Farnham – Parking cost only

Kids ‘n’ Action, Soft Play Centre, Winersh Triangle nr Reading

The Living Rainforest, nr Newbury, Berkshire

Babies

Treasure Baskets

Swimming Pools in North Hampshire suitable for Babies and Children

11 Songs and Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers

Babies and Chocolate

Things to do/Places to go with a baby when it’s raining

The Importance of Skin to Skin

Toddler Games

Winter “Bored” Jar Ideas

Coloured Spaghetti

Making Gloop!

A Toddler Box of Tricks: Things To Always Have On Hand With A Toddler Or Two

Dry Food Play

Play Dough Recipes

Spring “Bored” Jar Ideas

Coloured water play

Something for Mum’s

I saved the best for last ;-).

If it all gets a bit much and you find yourself dreaming about them going back to school, these posts might help you to plan for a little well deserved “Me” time once your little ones actually do go back!

Review 2017: Thrive Massage Therapy

Spa’s in the North Hampshire Area

Review 2016: Jo Plackett Hairdressing

GPW: Ann Hoad Consultancy Ltd, Training Consultant and Personal Development Life Coach

More ways to make friends via NorthHantsMum!

Love Baking? You’ll love Bakedin!

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Spotlight Summer Holiday 2017 Clubs

Please note our Early Bird discount on clubs if booked and paid for by 3rd July.  Clubs will be on a first come first served basis.  Places get booked very quickly and spaces are limited.

  1. Out of School Holiday Club for Years R – Years 6.  £22 per day/£105 per week if paid before 3rd July after which will be £25 per day/£110 per week. – 8-6pm daily – ALL WEEKS OF HOLIDAYS

Arts and Craft, Toys, Games, computer games and wiis, outdoor fun and sports, bouncy castles, trips out to park, days out and more

  1. Youth Zone Holiday Club for Years 3 – Years 7.  £13 per day/£60 per week if paid before 3rd July after which will be £15 per day/£75 per week. – 9-3.30pm daily – ALL WEEKS OF HOLIDAYS – Run by our new Youth Workers.

Arts and Craft,  gardening, t-shirt printing, cake decorating, army drills, camp den making, computer games and wiis, table tennis, pool, outdoor fun and sports, bouncy castles, trips out to park, days out and more

  1. Multi Sports Holiday Club for Years 1 – Years 6 – £12 per day if paid for before 3rd July after which will be £15 per day – 9-3.30 pm daily – ALL weeks of holidays

Football, Cricket, Tennis, Rounders, Dodgeball and more

  1. Performing Arts Holiday Clubs for Years 1- Years 11 – £50 per week if paid for before 3rd July after which will be £60 per week – 9-3.15pm daily

Week of 31st July – 4th Aug – Charlie and Chocolate Factory

Week of 14th – 18th  Aug – Matilda’s Magical Adventures

Week of 21st-25th  Aug – Beauty and The Beast

If you would like to book please either email gaenor@spotlightuk.org or call 01256 325420

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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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The Ultimate NHM Summer Holiday 2016 Posts!

YAY! The School holidays have officially (or very, very nearly) started!!!

If you are already panicking about how you are going to keep your little ones amused for the next 6 to 7 weeks, then this is the post for you :-D.

Don’t forget, you can also search for key words on NorthHantsMum at any time.

NorthHantsMum Summer Break 2016

Classes that are still running during the 2016 Summer Holidays!

Summer “Bored” Jar ideas

Top Tip 33: Creamy coconut and berry Lolly’s

NHM Readers Top Tips for Keeping Cool

Summer Fun

24 things to do during the summer holidays with young children in Basingstoke

Poll: Payable Events over the 2014 Summer Holidays

Poll: Free Activities over the summer holidays

15 Different Experiences for Children

8 “things” I’m planning to do with my daughter in the future

13 things to do in Basingstoke in Spring with a three year old

In the Garden

DINKY DISCO – Fun, Energetic Weekend Classes for 5 and Unders

Summer Holiday 2012 Activities

Ideas of Things to do for May 2016 Half Term

Top Tip 35: YouTube Kids

Summer Reading

Library Membership for your child

Our favourite books

Swimming

Warm Swimming pools suitable for babies and young children in North Hampshire

Paddling Pools/Splash Pools in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey

Lido’s in Hampshire

Top Tip 3: Swimming Bags

Swimming Pools in North Hampshire suitable for Babies and Children

Swimming with Babies

Summer Outings

NHM readers recommend child friendly coffee shops

Season Tickets 2013 to local attractions in North Hampshire

Age limits for 2013 attractions

Hampshire Days out with your children

Family Friendly Festivals 2012

Hampshire Days Out

Berkshire Days Out

Softplay Centres

Fun House Indoor Play centre open days

Places to go for children who love animals

Summer FREE Outings

NHM Readers Favourite places to feed Ducks in Basingstoke and North Hampshire

Great Picnic Spots near Basingstoke

Great Picnic Spots in Basingstoke

Nature Detectives

A week of “free” Activities – Autumn

Poll: Free Activities over the summer holidays

12 Free Activities over the summer holidays 2015

NHM Readers Favourite Beaches

Summer Holiday Clubs

Holiday clubs for the Spotlight Centre

Holiday Clubs in North Hampshire

Summer Holidays/Travel

Cheap Transport in North Hampshire

NCT House Swap Reduces Holiday Costs

Family Camping Club

Summer Food

Early Bird Meals with children

11. Places to Breakfast “out” with Children in North Hampshire

9 Foody Places to go as a group of Mums with babies/toddlers

8 “Cheap” Restaurants in Basingstoke (Meal for 2 for under £15)

Pick Your Own Farm’s in North Hampshire and Berkshire

Blackberry Picking in North Hampshire

Rain

8 Cheap or Free Rainy Day Activities in Basingstoke

22 things to do with an under 7 year old in Basingstoke when it’s raining

7 More Free Rainy Day Activities

Reviews 2016

Review 2016: Cornish Yurts

Review 2016: Beggarwood – FREE

Review 2016: Whitchurch Silk Mill

Review 2016: Museum of Army Flying

Review 2016: Gousto Recipe Delivery

Review 2016: Nelson’s Diner: A Taste of the USA

Review: Reading Eggs and Mathseeds

Jump Factory – First Look!!!!

Reviews 2015

Bucklebury Farm Park

Sundaes Gelato Basingstoke

Frensham Common – FREE

Centreparc’s – Sherwood Forest

The Parlour Tearoom

Ideal Imaging, Lifestyle Bespoke Family Photography by Alistair Jones

Sir Harald Hillier Gardens

The Cafe Project, Brighton Hill

The Natural History Museum

Reviews 2014

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Berkshire

Dinosaur Crazy Golf at the Oracle

Marwell Wildlife

Giraffe in Festival Place

Micheldever Wood– FREE

California Country Park, Finchampstead

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Review 2014: Wagamama’s Basingstoke

Legoland

The Vyne

Swanage

Miller’s Ark, Nr Hook

Reviews 2013

Lakeside Country Park – Parking cost only

Paulton’s Park/Peppa Pig World

NorthDown Orchard Deliveries

Farleigh Mount – FREE

Birdworld

The Hawk Conservancy

Basing Lime Pits – FREE

Basing Wood – FREE

Finkley Down Farm

Wellington Country Park

Basingstoke Aquadrome

Alice Holt, Farnham – Parking cost only

Kids ‘n’ Action, Soft Play Centre, Winersh Triangle nr Reading

The Living Rainforest, nr Newbury, Berkshire

Babies

Treasure Baskets

Swimming Pools in North Hampshire suitable for Babies and Children

11 Songs and Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers

Babies and Chocolate

Things to do/Places to go with a baby when it’s raining

The Importance of Skin to Skin

Toddler Games

Winter “Bored” Jar Ideas

Coloured Spaghetti

Making Gloop!

A Toddler Box of Tricks: Things To Always Have On Hand With A Toddler Or Two

Dry Food Play

Play Dough Recipes

Spring “Bored” Jar Ideas

Coloured water play

Something for Mum’s

I saved the best for last ;-).

If it all gets a bit much and you find yourself dreaming about them going back to school, these posts might help you to plan for a little well deserved “Me” time once your little ones actually do go back!

Spa’s in the North Hampshire Area

Review 2016: Jo Plackett Hairdressing

GPW: Ann Hoad Consultancy Ltd, Training Consultant and Personal Development Life Coach

More ways to make friends via NorthHantsMum!

Squeaky Clean: The UK’s first on-demand service for window cleaning!

Love Baking? You’ll love Bakedin!

New Class: Relaxation class for adults

Review: BumbleBee Holistic Therapy

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Holiday clubs for the Spotlight Centre

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Classes that are still running during the 2016 Summer Holidays!

If you have classes that are running during the summer holidays that you would like included in this post, please email me the details to NorthHantsMum@gmail.com. Thanks!

Classes that are still running during the 2016 Summer Holidays!

Tots Play Summer Sessions

Tots Play Summer themed sessions are suitable from 8 weeks to 3 years. Costs are £6 for 1 session, £11 for 2 sessions or £15 for 3 sessions. Please get in touch to register your interest or to book: michelle@totsplay.co.uk or www.facebook.com/totsplaybasingstoke

Sherfield Park Community Centre
Monday July 25th – 11:15 – 12:00

Monday August 1st – 11:15 – 12:00
Monday August 8th – 11:15 – 12:00

Christchurch Chineham
Wednesday August 3rd – 10:30 – 11:15

Wednesday August 10th – 1:15 – 2:00

Premier Sport Holiday Camps

The Vyne School, Basingstoke

1 – 26 August

Aldershot Garrison

25 – 29 July and 15 – 19 August

Bentley School, Farnham,

8 – 11 August

Inspire to Engage Multi-Sport camps for ages 4-12. Active, inclusive and fun. Experience sports including Fencing, Dodgeball, Handball, Lacrosse, Archery and much much more! Run by specialist

Primary School Activity Professionals. Runs alongside Premier Performing Arts camp.

Visit www.premier-education.com to book.

t: 01953 499040  e: northhampshire@premier-education.com

Premier Performing Arts

Holiday Camp

The Vyne School, Basingstoke

1 – 5 August  Meet the BFG!

8 – 12 August  The Lion King Raw!

15 – 19 August  Olympic Superhero Training Camp!

22 – 26 August  Introducing the Pop Icons!

Aldershot Garrison

25 – 29 July Street Dance and Cheerleading

15 – 19 August  Olympic Superhero Training Camp!

Join dance, drama and singing workshops for ages 5-16 to create a show adventure in a week, ready for end of camp performance! Runs alongside Premier Sport camp.

Visit www.premier-education.com to book.

t: 01953 499040  e: northhampshire@premier-education.com

Kids Kan Dance with Mummy – Ages 18 months to 3 years

Friday 23rd July @10.30 – 11.30

Monday 25th July @ 10.30 – 11.30

Friday 29th July @ 10.30 – 11.30

Monday 1st August @ 10.30 – 11.30

Friday 5th August @ 10.30 – 11.30

Monday 8th August @ 10.30 – 11.30

Held @ The Gallery, Moniton Trading Estate, West Ham Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 6NQ

These classes are book and pay in advance only.

Music with Mummy Holiday course in Hook

Pets

Colours

Messy Monsters Basingstoke

14th August 2016

10am- 11am Under the sea activity morning

Crafts and messy play aimed at 0-6 years.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1268801159814223/

23rd August 2016

10.30-11.15am schools out for summer

Summer themed sensory messy play and crafts activity morning for 0-6 years.

https://www.facebook.com/events/623199134521061/

28th August 2016

10am- 11am Messy Monsters Basingstoke is turning one. birthday themed activity morning. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/247762532270230/

28th August 2016 

12.30-13.30 children’s arts and crafts workshop.

£6 per child, pre booked. Aimed at 3- 8 years.

https://www.facebook.com/events/144223202653268/

Dinky Disco

Fun, interactive sessions suitable for 0-5 year olds and their grown-ups. We’ll have you dancing the morning away to great pop and action songs, whilst stimulating your senses with lights and a range of exciting props! Get to know the cheeky, lovable ‘Dinky Disco Crew’ (puppets) Des, DeeDee and Dave, as they dance, giggle and chat with everyone throughout the sessions.

When?                  Sunday mornings. 9.30am-10.30am or 11.15am-12.15pm

Where?                The Bramley Room, Bramley Village Hall

Who?                    5 and unders accompanied by their grown-ups

Advanced booking through our website is essential – www.dinkydisco.co.uk

You DON’T need to sign up to a full term. We offer complete flexibility to book individual or multiple classes months in advance or on the day!

At just £2.75 per person, we’re an affordable, fun class for you and your young child(ren) to enjoy together during that precious, weekend family time.

TinyTalk Basingstoke Summer Signing Classes

Going to the Seaside – 15th/22nd Aug
Teddy Bears Picnic – 17th/24th Aug

There will be 2 weeks of classes over the summer holidays for a one off fee of £5 per class: 

Mon 11am – Babies – St Michael’s Church Cottage, Town Centre
Mon 1pm – Toddlers – St Michael’s Church Cottage, Town Centre
Wed 10am – Toddlers – Christ Church Chineham
Wed 11:15am – Babies – Christ Church Chineham
Wed 1:30pm – Babies – Westside Community Centre

Places are offered on a first come first served basis, so get in touch to register your interest ASAP.

A great way to get a first experience Baby or Toddler Signing (or catch up with missed friends from your term time class!)

Contact Rach on 07810651655 or
rachelkdc@tinytalk.co.uk
www.tinytalk.co.uk/rachelkdc

Jump Factory

Mini Jump sessions for children 5 years and under. Maximum two children per 1 adult.

9-10am 7 days a week.  £3 per adult £3 per child.  Additional cost of £1.50 p/p for jump socks if required.

The link to the booking page is:

https://bookings.jumpfactory.co.uk/JumpBookings/BookSession.aspx?group=2

All jumpers will need to have completed an online waiver before arriving to jump with us:

https://bookings.jumpfactory.co.uk/Waivers/OnSitePersonWaiver.aspx

Zingtastic

Zingtastic is on Monday mornings through the holidays.

Mumbaba

Mumbaba is on Friday mornings during the holidays

Basing Beans

Basing Beans is on Tuesday mornings through the holidays.

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Holiday Clubs in North Hampshire

Thank you very much to Shona for putting this post together!

Holiday Clubs in North Hampshire

Koosa Kids – from 4 years to 13 years

Koosa Kids offers holiday activities in various place. Locally there is Alton, Tadley and Fleet. There are over 350 activities including; drama, water play, cricket, football and Go Karts. Children are grouped by age and will be allocated a Coach and Assistant Coach. There are Paediatric First Aiders around at all times. Koosa kids accept childcare vouchers. If you book 2 children a 3rd goes free.

Prices: Days start from £19.75 per day and you get an 8% discount if you book a whole week.

Session times: Open from 8.15am to 6pm daily.

Koosa Kids

TGZ Holiday Club – from 4 years to 12 years

Based at Farnborough Grange Nursery and Community Infant School this holiday club includes a wide range of activities such as arts, sports and games.

Price: £10 per session (8.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 5.30pm), £15 per short day (10am-4pm) or £20 per longer day (8.30am – 5.30pm)

To book please email: Claire Dixon

Premier Performing Arts Creative Holiday Camps – 5 years to 16 years

This club is at the Vyne School. It gives children the opportunity to be creative, perform and make new friends. All staff are DBS checked and experienced performing arts coaches. The fun filled workshops are themed and enable children to have an unforgettable dance and drama experience. At the end of the workshop, come and see how they have developed! Week 1: Meet the BFG, Week 2: The Lion King Week 3: Olympic Super Hero Training Camp, Week 4: Introducing… the Pop Icons!

Prices: £20 per day (special 15% discount if booked by 2 weeks in advance. To become a Premier member (FREE) go to the book online link below and you then can get sibling discounts and other discounts.

Session times: Sessions are 9am to 3.30pm but can book extended time (8.30am-5pm) for only £5 which includes a healthy snack.

For more information call 01953499040.

Book online

To book with Childcare Vouchers email using this link requesting the form.

Premier Sport ‘Inspire to Engage’ Holiday Sports Camp – From 4 years to 13 years

This club is at the Vyne School. It gives children the opportunity to experience a varied range of sports in a safe and enriching environment. All staff are DBS checked. The days are designed to have a healthy sporting experience with other children their age.There will be lots of games and activities including fencing, archery, lacrosse, dodgeball, football, tennis and many more. There are 4-5 different sports per day

Prices: (£17 if booked more than 2 weeks in advance). 9am – 12.30pm is £12 per day (£10.20 if booked more than 2 weeks in advance) and 8.30am – 5pm is £25 per day (£21.25 if booked more than 2 weeks in advance). To become a Premier member (FREE) go to the book online link below and you then can get sibling discounts and other discounts.

For more information call 01953499040.

Book online

SCL – Club Energy & Soccer Schools – 4 years to 12 years

SCL has been running holiday activities for more than 10 years and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for their holiday activities at Easter. They run across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and the London Boroughs. For 4-5 year olds, their days will be like they are at nursery; activities will be set out to cover the EYFS 7 areas of learning with a key worker for each child. Within Club energy these are the plans: For 6-8 year olds there is an activity programme where children can improve their social skills, team building and individuality. For 9-12 year olds there will be a wide range of activities to challenge and motivate them. There is also the Soccer Schools which provide: 4-5 year olds with an introduction to football through fun and imaginative games and practices. 6-8 year olds with a focus on player development through enjoyable drills and sessions. 9-12 year olds with skill specific drills and tactical awareness.

Prices: Standard day (9.45am – 4pm) £22 per day or £88 per week. Extended day (8.,30am – 5.30pm) £25 per day or £100 per week. There is a 25% sibling discount and they also accept childcare

vouchers.

For more information call 03456445747

SCL – Education through sport

Fun House – 4 years to 14 years

Fun House runs a Holiday Club from their location at Daneshill Industrial Estate. They were awarded a ‘Good’ from Ofsted. They provide a well planned and organised play environment which allows children to explore, experiment and make decisions for themselves.

Prices: Long days are charged at £25 per child per day or £105 per week. Short days are charged at £19.50 per child per day. There is a £3.50 per child per day charge for lunch. They do accept childcare vouchers.

Sessions: A full day is from 8am – 6pm. A short day is 9am – 3.30pm

Fun House

Cornerstone Holiday Club – 6 years to 11 years

Cornerstone offer a Holiday Club during school holidays which is held in a private contained room at Playdays Play Centre. For more information send an email. You can also have a look at their facebook page.

For more information call 01256818118

Spotlight Centre – 5 years to 16 years

Spotlight is a charity working with over 600 children every week during term time providing fun activities. They run a holiday club where all staff are DBS checked which includes art and crafts, games, sports, dance and drama plus much more.

For more information call 01256325420

Spotlight Centre

ISIS Holiday Club

ISIS run an after school club during term time and offer a Holiday Club during all the holidays. They have a big outdoor space and a park very close by which they use for outdoor games. Indoors they provide arts and crafts, games, computers, a reading area and a quiet area. There is also a place for children to complete their homework.

Prices: £25 per full day which includes all activities, mid morning and afternoon snacks. £3.50 per hour for a minimum of 5 hours.

For more information call 07516828567 or 07516209578

ISIS Afterschool and Holiday Club

Willowdene Funky Monkey Holiday Club – Pre-school children

Funky Monkey is the pre-school holiday club. Children have access to a broad range of activities and resources including games, craft, cooking, reading, construction and role play plus many more. There are also opportunities for outings to the park and on nature walks.

Prices: £5.90 per hour for 2 year olds and £5.60 per hour for children aged 3+. Breakfast served between 7.30am and 8.30am for a charge of £1. Lunch served between 11.30am and 12.30pm for £2.50. Tea is served between 4pm and 5pm for £2.50.

Sessions: from 7.30am to 6pm.

Funky Monkey Holiday Club

Willowdene Club Holiday Club – Reception age +

Willowdene Club Holiday Club offers children a wide range of activities including free areas for reading, writing, role play and computing as well as activities such as arts and crafts, cookery and games.

Prices: £2.70 per hour for school aged children. Breakfast served between 7.30am and 8.15am for a charge of £1. Lunch served between 11.30am and 12.30pm for £2.50. Tea is served between 4pm and 5pm for £2.50.

Sessions: from 7.30am to 6pm.

Willowdene Club Holiday Club

Tetra Brazil – from 5 years to 15 years

Tetra Brazil works from Sherfield Park Community Centre during the summer holidays. They provide players with an authentic Brazilian based coaching for football based on techniques and tactics used by some of the world’s best players. Tetra Brazil has 5 phases (age groups) however for holiday clubs they only operate phases 2 -4. Phase 2 (5-7 year olds) focus on ball familiarity and developing a passion for the game. Phase 3 (8-11 year olds) focus on technical proficiency in a competitive environment. Phase 4 (12 – 15 year olds) learn team tactics, performing under pressure and understanding good match preparation.

Prices: Half days cost £7.50 per session and full days cost £15 per day. For Monday – Friday half days £30 and Monday – Friday full days £60.

Session times: Half day is 9am – 12pm and a full day is 9am – 3pm. You can also book a full week of half days or full days

For more information please call 03302233613

Tetra Brazil

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