Half Term fun at Hampshire Libraries

This half term we have lots of great events and activities taking place across Hampshire Libraries for all the family!

Saturday 26 May

Is Elmer Day! Check out all the Elmer activities going on across our Libraries here.

‘Read and Make’ Clay Workshop at Eastleigh Library

What better way than to allow children’s imaginations to run free than to create a character from a story from clay!  Be inspired by the famous story of ‘Room on a Broom’ and then create your favourite character or Mud Monster from the book out of clay! I will provide all the materials to get you started. To be enjoyed by children of all ages, let your creativity run wild and make the story come alive!

Time: 10.00am-11.00am

Cost: £5.00

Monday 28 May

The Bureau of Untold Stories at Winchester Discovery Centre

Mysterious storytellers bring to life your tales, featuring live sound effects. Unravel the hidden tales of the audience with our inspectors as they utilise live sound effects, improvisation and their unconventional storytelling skills to immerse you into the excitement of an old radio mystery.

Time: 11.30am-12.30pm

Cost: £4.50/ 4 for £15.00

Tuesday 29 May

Drawing your own comic book character at Tadley Library

children’s workshop with local artist and teacher, Russell Bignold From finding the shapes through to completed picture (including colouring in), Russell will guide you through the steps in this 90-minute drawing workshop for children aged 7+.


Cost: £5.00

Make your own bird feeders at Romsey Library

Gemma, from Natural Selection Learning, will explain how you can help birds in your garden and then show you how to create some simple bird feeders to take home with you and watch the birds enjoy their food. Please Note that this workshop uses nut-based products so is not suitable for those with allergies. Suitable for families with children aged 5 to 11.

Time: 10.30am

Cost: £4.00 per participating child

Half Term Fun! Special Storytime: Dog’s Trust Workshop at Winchester Discovery Centre

A Special Storytime at 11am is followed by this Workshop at 11.30am! Join Dogs Trust Education and Community Officer Vickie, to find out all about dogs: how to stay safe and what a dog needs to be happy and healthy. Vickie will be reading some stories and showing you how to make your own dog to take home! All primary school aged children are welcome and the workshop is free but booking essential.

Time: 11.30am-1.00pm

Cost: Free, booking is essential!

Wednesday 30 May

Otter day at Waterlooville Library

Join us  in celebrating International Otter Awareness Day for crafts, puzzles and a competition to win a ticket to the New Forest Wildlife Park, home to 4 of the species of 13 otter. We will also be joined by the Community Conservation Officer for The Billy’s Lake Project. Suitable for children 5 to 10 years.

Time: 10.00am-12.00pm

Cost: Free, ticketed event (Tickets available from the Library)

Doggy Tales at Chandler’s Ford Library

Join Dogs Trust Education and Community Officer Vickie, to find out all about dogs: how to stay safe and what a dog needs to be happy and healthy. Vickie will be reading some stories and showing you how to make your own dog to take home!

For bookings please contact Chandler’s Ford Library on 02380 276098 or drop in to branch.

Time: 10.30am -12.00pm

Cost: Free

Thursday 31 May

Join Illustrator and Author Mike Henson at Waterlooville Library

Join author and llustrator Mike Henson for an interactive storytime, book signing and sing along! Tickets available from the library. For more information please contact the library.


Cost: Free (ticketed event)

Viking craft activity at Leigh Park Library

Join us for fun Viking crafts! We will be making a Viking long boat, Viking shield and a Viking brooch. Suitable for ages 4 to 8.

Time: 10.00am

Cost: Free

Friday 1 June

Catkin and Pussywillow Children’s Workshop at Winchester Discovery Centre

Make your party magical by learning the art of flower garlands & jar arrangements for parties & celebrations to take home. Suitable for Children aged 6-11, children aged under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Cost: £25.00 – To book tickets please email info@catkinandpussywillow.com or ring 01962 860345

Don’t forget we still have lots of other great activities and events taking place across over half term!

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