Half Term with Hampshire Libraries

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, audio books, free Wi-Fi 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.

Comedy Club for Kids

16 February, Winchester Discovery Centre

This unique show features top comedians from around the world – but without rude words! A comedy club with jokes for kids and their parents! Previous acts have included Rich Hall, George Egg and Phil Jupitus, and the laughs are guaranteed…else the comics will all be grounded!

This show features “natural-born MC” Jim Smallman, Paul Duncan McGarrity “Like a very tall, funny, excited child…and history nerd” and much more! For all the family but recommended for kids age 6+.

Owl storytime with real owls

20 February, Ringwood Library

Join us for a storytime with a difference! Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre will be talking about owls and bringing some along for you to meet, followed by an owl story. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

The Vikings hands on history workshop

21 February, Petersfield Library

Join The Time Travelling Teacher as he steps back in time to the dark ages of the ferocious Vikings! Discover how they earned their reputation as fearsome warriors, listen to the thrilling tale of Thor and Loki and learn how to read and write like a Viking using runes.

Be confident around dogs

21 February, Basingstoke Discovery Centre

The Education and Community Officer for Dogs Trust in the South will be leading a workshop on Dog Safety for children aged 5-11. There will be lots of fun interactive activities, arts & crafts, story telling and an opportunity to meet a special visitor too!

Charlie’s story telling party

22 February, Overton Library

Charlie’s Storytelling Parties Join children’s entertainer and actress Charlie Sanderson for a super 45 minutes of storytelling, singing and other surprises!

Children’s art workshop

23 February, Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Celebrate your favourite children’s books using printing, collage and craft techniques and create a fold up book to take home. This event is sponsored by Basingstoke NADFAS Young Arts which promotes lasting enthusiasm and awareness of our art heritage by providing young people with opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities.

Dragons & Unicorns


24 February, Basingstoke Discovery Centre

A whole day of FREE activities for all ages: 3D-colouring, craft, LEt’sGO Construction and more for ages 3+.

3 thoughts on “Half Term with Hampshire Libraries”

  1. I have tried all the links for Half Term with Hampshire Libraries sarah, January 16 2017
    (http://blogs.hants.gov.uk/libraries/half-term-with-hampshire-libraries/) & all I get is
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    was interested in the Owl Storytelling with real owls……..sad as I expect all now booked up

    1. Hi Den,
      Please accept our apologies for this, it was an unexpected result of our website upgrade. All the links should now be working.
      Many thanks,
      Hampshire Libraries

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