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Events in and around Hampshire and Ideas for Things To Do.
Looking for something in Hampshire to do with the kids in the school half-term, bank holidays or at weekends? Looking for an interesting activity or adventure to organize a stag do or fun party for friends? Want somewhere different to take the children for a day out? Want to celebrate Mother's Day, Easter, Father's Day? Or perhaps you are just looking for new interests, hobbies or activities for yourself, to learn new skills, keep fit, meet people or just while away the time. Why not try our random selection of Hampshire events, what's on and things to do ...
The Eling Experience
Wednesday to Sunday every week, 10.00am to 4.00pm at Eling Tide Mill.
The Eling Experience is a great half day tourist attraction. Eling Creek is, situated at the head of Southampton Water, where you can see tidal power used to mill flour on a daily basis.
Just over the road from the Mill is the Totton & Eling Heritage Centre, which shows the history of the area from Bronze Age days to the present day. You can even sit in an air raid shelter and experience the sound of bombs dropping all around you.
All around the area are interesting historical and ecological walks with views over the water and there is a new pirate play ship in the picnic area.
Eling Church is also well worth a visit being one of the oldest in the New Forest.
You can finish your visit off with a snack and drink at the Eling Creek Tea Rooms with its excellent new and exciting menu.
Phone for details: 023 8086 9575 or email: email@example.com
Eling Tide Mill, Eling Lane, Totton, Hampshire SO40 9HF
Live Music - Jazz, Blues, Folk - Star Inn, Bentworth
Every Friday The Star Inn provides music free of charge. A wide range of music is covered by Artists from all over Britain and some from abroad.
A typical English Country pub offering real ales, fine wines and traditional freshly prepared food.
The Star Inn, Bentworth, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5RB
Family Days Out - Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Open all year round with a programme of special events taking place daily.
See the website for full details and you can also download the Hillier Gardens Events Brochure.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is famous the world over. Among its outstanding features are the splendour of the planting displays each season. The Gardens offer 180 acres of beauty, inspiration and discovery. Over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world grow in a variety of themed landscapes to be studied, conserved and enjoyed all year around.
It is an idyllic venue for special occasions, civil ceremonies, weddings and conferences and many events and exhibitions are held all year round.
Our excellent restaurant and summer tea rooms offer outstanding menus featuring home cooked meals, as well as lighter refreshments and delicious cream teas in a family friendly atmosphere.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is a charitable trust with remit in horticulture, conservation, education and recreation. It is managed and operated by Hampshire County Council.
The Gardens are a wonderful environment for families. The exciting play features are suitable for all abilities and include a fabulous tree house, a relaxing flying carpet swing and bamboo tunnels with a wobbly bridge.
We also offer seasonal guided tours and self-guided activity trails.
Phone for details: 01794 369317/318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA
Mottisfont Abbey, National Trust
Mottisfont is a 13th century historic house and estate offering lots of interesting activities and events for adults and children.
Explore the house and its beautiful gardens set alongside the River Test. No matter what the weather, there is always something to do at Mottisfont. Join one of the organized teatime talks or tours, or pick up one of the self-led tours.
Visit the Art Gallery to see one of the ever changing exhibitions and even take part in one of the linked activities or workshops.
Phone for Details: 01794 340757
Many other interesting things to do Mottisfont! Open all year round.
See the website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont/
Mottisfont Abbey, Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LP
Little Pickles Markets - Southsea
Regular Sundays here and at other venues in Hampshire, 10.30am - 12.00noon
A children's Market with pre-loved tables for hire to sell baby/children's items.
From prams to maternity clothes, clothes to toys, DVDs to highchairs and much much more.
Come and see what bargains you can pick up!
If you would like to sell your pre-loved childrens clothes or toys, tables are for hire at £10.
We also have 5 business tables available at each market only £15.
For more information or to book a table please email: email@example.com
Admission: £1 per adult, children free
Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Bransbury Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 9SU
Piper of Hamelin - A Stage Play
Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd February 2013, 7.30pm
Henry Piper is a colourful young misfit trying to find his place in the world. When he stumbles across a magical, hypnotic flute, he aims to use it to help the nearby town of Hamelin with its rat infestation...but the evil wizard Ratfang seeks to use the flute for his own diabolical scheme...and frame Henry in the process.
The Piper of Hamelin is a pantomime for all ages, telling the previously untold story of the Pied Piper.
For tickets contact Karen on 07743 444819 or visit www.watersidetheatrecompany.com
Phone for Details: 07743 444819
Waterside Theatre, 179-181 Long Lane, Holbury, Southampton SO45 2PA
Hampshire Farmers Market - Southsea
Sunday 18th November 2012, 9.00am to 2.00pm. At a Hampshire Farmersí Market all produce being sold must have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, or processed within Hampshire or ten miles of the border. The producer, or someone directly involved with the production, must sell the produce themselves and no bought in produce is allowed. Details: 01420 588671
Palmerston Road Precinct, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3QQ
Christmas Concert: Fanfare and Voices
Saturday 15th December 2012, 7.00pm
Christmas Concert: Fanfare and Voices with the Andover Town Band & the Spotlight Singers.
Andover Town Band is pleased to invite you to a
Celebration of Festive Music, set in the fine acoustics of St Michaels Church,
The concert will also feature the superb Spotlight singers, an Andover
based community choir led by Sarah Morgan. The programme will include
traditional seasonal favourites and a sprinkling of contemporary Christmas
Throughout the evening you will also be able to sing-a-long to a
selection of the most popular carols. Come and join us for a fabulous evening of
Christmas Joy for the whole family, young and old.
Tickets £6 at the door, or in advance Tel 01264 324056, or in person at
Waterstones Booksellers Ltd (Chantry Centre). Proceeds to be shared between
church funds and the band.
St. Michaels Church, Colebrook Way, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3BB
Elvis Christmas Special
Friday 7th December 2012, 7.30pm to 11.30pm
A charity performance in aid of Smile4Wessex
Children's Neurosciences Centre Appeal, starring award winning tribute artist
Craig Jefferson performing all your Elvis favourites.
Also Xmas Hamper Raffle & Elvis 'blackout', Music Quiz to test your musical
Bar until 11:00pm.
Tickets:£7.50 (£6.50 concessions) in advance only from Neil on 01489 582259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
No tickets will be sold on the door.
Phone for Details: 01489 582259
Warsash Victory Hall, 27 Warsash Road, Warsash, Southampton SO31 9HW
Lymington Charter Market
Saturday 17th November 2012 and Every Saturday 8.00am - 5.00pm
The market is fairly typical for southern England, with stalls selling plants, food produce, general household goods, craft items and bric-a-brac.
For more information contact the Market Superintendent, Tel: 01590 676009
High Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9AP
A Christmas Festival at Stansted Park
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2012.
Friday 12noon-8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm
The festival opens earlier this year by popular
request on Friday at midday at beautiful Stansted House and The Garden Centre,
shining with Christmas lights and wonderful goodies to suit all the family.
All your Christmas shopping solved!
Many local exhibitors as well as companies from further afield.
Santa will arrive in style on Friday evening and carolers will
be adding to the festive atmosphere along with delicious refreshments.
Phone for Details: 01243 780000
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX
Pre-School Skills Classes to help prepare your child for School
Classes take place during Term-time weekday afternoons, 1.15 - 2.45pm
The aim of Skills for School is to focus on teaching children the key skills that will help them to experience a smooth transition from their pre-school education to the wider school environment.
We provide fun and enjoyable structured activities that are planned carefully to focus on these key skills which are: language and communication, literacy with a focus on story telling and phonics and number & shape recognition.
We aim to make sure that children have the basic social, emotional, listening and concentration skills that they need in order to learn and thrive at school.
Children need to attend one session a week which lasts for 1 and a half hours (term time only).
Each session is £10. There are a maximum of 4 children per session.
We teach children the year before they start school and aim only to complement the existing pre-school education that they are having rather than trying to replace it.
We are based in the Winchester area; just a mile from the city centre. We are happy to teach children from both inside and outside of Winchester.
We hold an 'Introductory Open Day' at the beginning of September. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet Sara and for the children to participate in a selection of activities that will form part of the curriculum during the academic year.
Please see website for more information: www.skillsforschool.com
Phone for Details: 07989 294242
Winchester - Please contact us for full address
Strictly Showtime for Children
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Alton and Basingstoke.
Weekly classes in singing, dance and drama for 4-12 year olds and the chance for the kids to appear in regular musical shows.
See www.strictlyshowtime.co.uk for details and your nearest venue or call 01420 88480 or 07875 764788
Various venues in Basingstoke and Alton
Free Live Music
Friday 16th November 2012 and every Friday The Star Inn provides music free of Charge. A wide range of music is covered by Artists from all over Britain and some from abroad. We also offer a traditional English menu along with various dishes from around the world as well as some of our very own. Karen's "Steak and Kidney pie" being one of the favourites for some of our regular diners.
The Star Inn, Bentworth, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5RB
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The 21st Basingstoke Brownies
21st Basingstoke Brownies meet at Fort Hill Community School on Thursdays at 6.15pm.
Fort Hill Community School also offers a range of courses, activities and opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. These include Arts and Crafts, Health and Fitness, Dance, Yoga and Relaxation, Brownies and Adventure Ranger Corps, and a Childrens Party venue. Visit website for full details.
Fort Hill Community School, Kenilworth Road, Winklebury, Basingstoke, Hants RG23 8JQ View Map
New Milton Taekwondo Club
Wednesday Nights 7.00pm to 9.00pm at New Milton Health and Leisure.
W.T.F. Style Taekwondo Club. Established June 1988.
B.T.C. Registered instructors who are C.R.B. checked. We teach from 7 years upwards.
Phone for Details: 07934 469406
New Milton Health and Leisure, Gore Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6RR
Little Pickles Market - Bishops Waltham
Saturday 1st December 2012, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Buy and Sell good quality nearly new baby and childrens
clothes and equipment. From books to pushchairs, maternity clothes, toys and
clothes from 0-8 years.
Local businesses also in attendance, facepainting,
cupcakes, colouring competition and much more!
Local businesses can also add
flyers to our goody bags, £5 for 50 flyers.
Contact email@example.com to book your preloved or business
table now, or for more information Little Pickles Markets
Adult buyers entry fee £1, children free
Phone for Details: 07729 663228
Jubillee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham SO32 1ED
Car Boot Sale - Basingstoke
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2012 and Every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 8.00am to 1.00pm.
All year round.
Sellers from 7.30am: £5 per vehicle.
Free Parking, toilets, refreshments.
Phone the Vyne Community Office: 01256 407037
Details on website: www.vyne.hants.sch.uk/community/Car Boot Info.pdf
The Vyne Community School, Vyne Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 5PB
Quit4life - FREE NHS Stop Smoking Service
Various times and days Monday to Saturdays, throughout Hampshire.
Want to Stop Smoking? Need more money for lifes little extras? Sick of being out in the rain on your own?
Quit4life, Hampshires local Stop Smoking service can help and support you to stop smoking.
Sessions are held throughout Hampshire in your local community.
Expert advisers, many ex smokers, will be able to advise and give you various types of Nicotine Replacement therapies or a tablet form of medication called Champix. These help stop the cravings and take the edge off of withdrawals.
You are entitled to 8 weeks of NRT for a one off fee of £7.10 or free if you are exempt from prescription charges.
Champix is recommended for 12 weeks and is on prescription.
Why not call today and find out where your local sessions are being held and start saving your hard earned cash and feel fitter and healthier for 2010.
Quitting has never been so EASY and CHEAP. Good Luck.
Phone for Details: 0845 602 4663 or text QUIT to 60123
Various local communities in Hampshire