Yes! The kiddies are home an within a day or two (if you’re lucky!) the terrible words ‘I’m BORED!’ ring out through your homes.
Our fabulous Young Carers team have got awesome activities over the summer already booked.
There’s a live concert band playing on Saturday 27th July in aid of One Community (at the Eastleigh bandstand, Leigh Road Park from 12-2.) bring a picnic and relax to the Riverside Band playing everyone from Disney film music through to ABBA and lots of variety in between.
There are things on in general, which we will talk you through at the end of this post. The top things mentioned first are on in the next few weeks and are generally FREE of charge.
For ALL One Community activities in the Eastleigh Museum we ask for at least one responsible adult to stay with the child or children you are bringing. We are told the coffee in the museum is the best in Eastleigh, so maybe buy one whilst you’re waiting for your creative genius’ to finish their wonderful work.
Eastleigh Museum is fully accessible for people who use mobility aids including wheelchairs. We have an accessible toilet & no steps. If you have a hidden disability and would like to come along, please contact us on 023 8064 3026 or email Naomi firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be accommodating to your needs to enable access to our activities.
‘Made for Making’ FREE family craft activities at Eastleigh Museum.
Friday 26 July & Monday 5 August. Sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
FREE but please book your place by contacting Eastleigh Museum on 023 8064 3026 or pop in and book.
In these free family workshops, led by artist Jackie Rolls, children will use their practical and creative skills to turn everyday materials and recycled materials from Southampton’s scrap store into fun or useful items, just as Ford factory workers did with left over materials from the factory floor.
Friday 26th July: Make your own balloon powered vehicle
Monday 5th August: Create your own wind powered weathervane
The sessions are funded by Radian and supported by members of the Wide Lane Round About café’s craft group. All materials supplied.
On Thursday 1st August at 10-12 in Eastleigh Museum FREE lava lamp making.
On Thursday the 8th August 10-12 at Eastleigh Museum is cress growing. FREE of charge and you get delicious cress to go in your salads and sandwiches in a matter of days (fingers crossed!)
Rain cloud making on 22/8/2019 from 10-12 at Eastleigh Museum. FREE of charge.
Other things to do in the Eastleigh area in the summer holidays.
The library has a summer reading challenge and this year in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings- the theme is SPACE CHASE.
Under 18’s swim for free at the Places Leisure pool. All the summer holidays. Children must be accompanied. Monday-Friday 1-3. ALL under 8 year olds can swim for FREE in any session with a full paying adult.
Park Sport is running throughout the Eastleigh Borough. It is heavily subsidised so if not FREE places are low cost. They do get booked up fast but some sessions are still available.
Local schools are running clubs during the holidays and these are worth exploring, even if to give a couple of days respite for a small cost.
The Point in Eastleigh has a full summer program including outdoor events, some are FREE.
If your child has a disability you may be entitled to support getting a break and help finding the right provision for your circumstances. You need to contact Hampshire county council for this. The scheme Hampshire use for this is called ‘Gateway card‘.
There are lots of attractions and activities such as aquarium in Southsea, the royal naval dock yard in Portsmouth and Mary Rose, Go Ape (Alice Holt, Itchen valley country Park and others), Longdown Activity farm, Manor Farm, Marwell Zoo, Paulton’s Park, Hollywood Bowl, Hawk Conservancy, New Forest, Alpine Sports Centre, Alpaca walking, falconry, trampoline parks, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, cinema (the Vue have ‘mini mornings‘ at a considerable discount.)
Other things to think about are:
1) getting a Geocaching App on your phone to make a walk more interesting.
2) visit the outdoor water paddling pools.
3) enjoy a picnic at the country park.
4) catch the train to Bournemouth and have a day at the seaside.
5) further ideas below: