Looking for ideas to keep the children entertained this half term? The weather is looking dismal and the frost is starting to creep in, but don’t panic! Hampshire Libraries are here for you, and the best thing about bringing them down to the library? There is so much for the adults to do too!
Pop down to your local library for more information on all the amazing events we have going on around Hampshire. Don’t forget, even if there isn’t a planned event, libraries are full of wonderful books, CDs, DVDs and more, a one stop half term saviour!
Check out our programme of events and have a look at the ones below to get you started, these are just a taste of what’s in store.
Winchester Children’s Book Festival
24th October – 1st November
The Winchester Children’s Book Festival is a week long celebration of books and reading with authors, illustrators, poets, theatre, shows, storytelling and workshops. Keep all ages entertain all week long and Winchester Discovery centre.
Half term craft drop in at Lyndhurst Library
Go batty at Lyndhurst Library this half term. Come and make a ‘bat wand’ during opening hours. For children aged 3+ and their parent/carer. No need to book, just turn up.
Dinosaurs and Beyond, a family workshop at SEARCH
26th October, 11am
Get to grips with dinosaurs and their relatives using real museum specimens. Figure out who met a dinosaur, who is most like a dinosaur and who are the perfect specimens! Plus a make and take. (11am to 12.30pm or 1.30 to 3pm)
Chalk Drawing Workshop at Chandlers Ford Library
26th October, various times
Come and discover a unique aspect of Britain s heritage and learn about the UK s hillside chalk drawings. Join artist assisted workshops for children to develop their own chalk drawings which they can take home.
Mythical Creatures Craft at New Milton Library
29th October, 10am
Dragons, mermaids, fairies and monsters are making an appearance down at New Milton Library. It’s a chance to get creative and let your imagination run wild.
How do you rate a monster? Gosport Discovery Centre
29th October, 2pm
Heidi Renton from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) explains how they age rate films with monsters, dinosaurs, zombies and other creepy or scary things. Heidi will also discuss the original Jurassic Park (PG) and the new Jurassic World (12A). Suitable for older children, clips up to and including 12A level will be shown so parents must accompany children under 12
Richard Hardie at Chandlers Ford Library
29th October, various times
For all those budding authors out there, this is an amazing opportunity to learn from published local author Richard Hardie. Take part in a book writing workshop which will be followed by a signing of his Temporal Detective Agency novels.
Workshop 1: Let s write a book, 10.30am-12 noon (for 10-12 year olds)
Workshop 2: So you want to be an author? 2-3.30pm (for 12-14 year olds)