October half term

October half term will see a range of events for children and families from Halloween parties to shows and animal encounters!

Make sure to book in advance.

Saturday 20 October

Signor Baffo’s Restaurant at Gosport Discover Centre

Cost: £2 per child                 Time:11am and 2 pm (running time is 45 minutes)

There is chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo opens the doors to his restaurant in this riotous, messy interactive show for children ages 3+.

Uniform day at Eastleigh Library

Cost: Free                      Time:11am

Why not join us this Half Term and earn your Brownies Booklovers Badge or Cubs Book Readers Badge?! Come wearing your uniform and obtain a free gift! Author Nick Newberry will be opening the event with a book reading and Q&A session.

Monday 22 October

Comic book drawing at Basingstoke Discover Centre

Cost: £5.00                     Time:1.30pm

A children’s workshop with local artist and teacher, Russell Bignold. Back by popular demand, Russell will continue to design and develop your comic book character, focusing on action poses and clothing in this 90 minute drawing workshop. He will also look at colouring alternatives.

23 October

Bones, bugs and body bits at Totton Library

Cost: £4.00                  Time:10.30am-11.30am

A spooky themed workshop with loads of hands-on activities exploring bones, skulls, fossil folklore and insects with spooky names. Handle real animal skulls, put together a life-sized replica human skeleton and use a microscope to look at creepy crawlies close up. Not suitable for under 3 due to small parts.

Bluebird the storyteller presents: TisTou – the boy with green thumbs at Waterlooville Library

Cost:£4.00                     Time:10.30am

Local storyteller Bluebird tells her version of Tistou the Boy with Green Thumbs based on the 1965 book by Maurice Duron. A delightful story that questions adult’s readymade ideas through the eyes of an 8 year old boy. Tistou discovers he has an unusual gift which can be used to lighten the lives of others and even avert a war. This is a delightful story suitable for children 7+ and adults alike.

New Forest Ranger activity at New Milton Library

Cost: Free                 Time:2.30pm

Come along to this fun interactive session and meet a member of the New Forest National Park Ranger Team, who will tell you all about the wildlife and livestock in the New Forest.

Quirks animal roadshow at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Cost: £5.00                   Time:2pm-3pm

Come along to meet some quirky animals from around the world at the Quirks’ Animal Roadshow workshop. You’ll have the opportunity to stroke and hold the animals as well as discovering lots of interesting facts about where they come from, what they eat and what makes them unique. For ages 4 and above.

24 October

WW1 workshop (parent and child) at Eastleigh Library

Cost: Free                   Time:10am

Come along for the chance to pick up some facts about aviation during the war and create your own inspired papier mache aeroplane model to decorate and take home.

Fun for kids at Dog trust at Eastleigh Library

Cost: Free                 Time: 10am-1pm

Dogs Trust is coming to Eastleigh Library! Find out how to look after dogs and how to stay safe around dogs. FREE activities and games

25 October

Room on the broom at Overton Library

Cost: £3.75 (accompanying adults free)       Time:1.30pm

Join the Witch and her Cat as they find new friends and defeat a dragon in this magical workshop for young wizards and witches …. and their grown ups!

Children’s Halloween party at Overton Library

Cost: £3.75 (accompanying adults free)       Time:4.30pm

Witches, Wizards and Magical Halloween Creatures are all invited for an enchanted evening of Interactive Storytelling, Games and Fun! Come dressed in your Halloween best!! Suitable for ages 6-10 years

Halloween costume fun at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Cost: £4.00                     Time:10am

Get ready for Halloween with this fun and creative 90 minute sewing and textiles workshop. Bring along a T-shirt or similar garment and dress it up for Halloween. Scrap material and embellishments provided, although you are welcome to bring along your own.

27 October

Nick Cope Family Concert at Winchester Discovery Centre

Cost: £6.00                   Time:10.30am

Nick is a professional singer and songwriter, and has over 20 years of experience in music, including international success as lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins in the 1990s.

Don’t forget we have lots more exciting and fun activities taking place over half term, find out more here.

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