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Frome Roller Disco
Jan
16
to Oct 16

Frome Roller Disco

Frome Roller Disco at the Cheese & Grain is a once weekly event for children and young people in Frome: the perfect place to let your hair down, simply the most fun to be had in Frome!

Wednesday 4pm & 6pm

All 4pm sessions are aimed at under 14's.

Anyone is welcome to attend the 6pm session. Parents are welcome to skate at the 4pm session but only if accompanied by a responsible child.

Sessions last one and a half hours.

Like our facebook page: Frome Roller Disco to keep in touch on schedules and activities.

£4.00 per skater including skate hire.

Tickets and skates can be reserved beforehand by emailing fromerollerdisco@gmail.com or on our facebook page.

Skates can either be in line or 2 x 2. All hire skates are 2 x 2. 

http://www.fromeroller.com/

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ACT NOW: The Pound, Corsham
Jan
19
to Oct 26

ACT NOW: The Pound, Corsham

About

Groups from Ages 4 - 25

Primary
Saturdays 11am-12pm
£50 per term

Secondary
Saturdays 12.30pm-2pm
£60 per term

Young Company, 16+
Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.15pm
£60 per term

The Pound's very own Youth Theatre wants you to join their incredible ranks! Led by actors Sidney and Tristan from The Last Baguette...

https://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/whats-on/act-now-youth-theatre-p2609933

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Carboot Sundays....
Feb
17
to Nov 17

Carboot Sundays....

Free Event

Salisbury, Salisbury

Salisbury City Council are organising Car Boot sales on the 3rd Sunday of each month from February to November!

Just £5 per car on the day or £10 for vans or cars with trailers. No need to book.....just turn up on the day to be allocated the space...

17 Feb 2019

17 Mar 2019

14 Apr 2019

19 May 2019

16 June 2019

21 July 2019

18 Aug 2019

15 Sept 2019

13 Oct 2019

17 Nov 2019

http://www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk/c/car-boot-sundays


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Curious about Salisbury
Apr
5
to Oct 26

Curious about Salisbury

Explore Salisbury city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Salisbury's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Salisbury has been described as "the city in the countryside", retaining much of its historic past with timbered buildings, flourishing market and remarkable buildings - probably best known for its cathedral, the tallest medieval structure in the world, with foundations only four feet deep! Home to the late Edward Heath, former Prime Minister, Salisbury is a peaceful place with museums, gardens, parks and a place of choice for film companies making English films such as Sense and Sensibility. Enjoy!

https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/salisbury.html

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Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Apr
6
to Dec 31

Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

'Land Ahoe' for Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Avast ye! Plunder no more - Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition 'lands ahoe' at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from Saturday 6 April. The best-selling Horrible Histories series, created by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown, takes buccaneers of all ages on an epic adventure across the seven seas with hands-on displays and interactive exhibits.

Do you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate? Follow bossy pirate parrot and his ratty shipmate on a hilarious journey as you discover wicked weapons, terrible tactics and prisoner punishment used by Blackbeard himself. Lively illustrations, foul facts and gruesome games bring the stories of putrid pirates to life – so fans of the books and TV series will know what to expect!

Salty seadogs can let their little landlubber's loose as they captain their very own pirate ship. This fun and light-hearted look at life onboard comes complete with eye patches, wooden legs and deadly armaments ready for you to take into battle with the enemy.

Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code – otherwise you might be taking a trip to Davey Jones' Locker.

Grab your grog and sing along in the quayside tavern, design your own pirate flag and battle it out with different weapons including cutlasses and cannons. Take command of your very own pirate ship as you pretend to be a daring pirate commander on the high seas.
The best way to experience Horrible Histories® Pirates

No Horrible Histories exhibition would be complete without an added bit of gruesomeness. Illustrations show pesky pirates in scary situations – complete with Martin Brown's infamous wit and hilarity.

Get hands-on with over thirty interactive experiences including touch-screen games, roleplaying opportunities and mechanical exhibits to entertain even the most hardened old salt.

This UK-first exhibition is included with a valid attraction ticket.

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Pay & Play Kids Tennis
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Pay & Play Kids Tennis

Your child is interested in playing tennis, or maybe you play tennis and would love your kids to play too, but you don't want the financial or time commitment of weekly lessons.. not a problem, Pay & Play is the answer. Every Saturday and Sunday we run Pay & Play sessions for kids aged 3-11 years. Simply rock up (when other commitments permit), pay £3 and enjoy half an hour of tennis with our awesome team of LTA qualified and DBS checked coaches. 9.30-10am - age 3-5 years 10-10.30am - age 6-8 years 10.30-11am - age 9-11 years No racket, no problem, we have one you can borrow. There's no need to book and you don't need to be a member, simply come along, pay, play and have fun.

Devizes Tennis Club at Devizes Sports Club, London Road, Devizes SN10 2DL

https://www.facebook.com/events/492919718170010/

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Dauntsey Academy's Scarecrow Trail
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Dauntsey Academy's Scarecrow Trail

Dauntsey Academy Primary School in West Lavington will be hosting their second annual Scarecrow Trail on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd  September 2019 from 10am – 4pm on both days.

With both a Main Trail and Children’s Trail the whole family can be involved. Please come along and share in this fun filled family weekend! 

Stalls include a BBQ, Bar, Tea & Cakes, Grand Raffle, Tombolas, Games and much, much, more!

For further information please check out our Facebook page: DAPS Scarecrow Trail

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Arts by the Sea, Bournemouth
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Arts by the Sea, Bournemouth

The festival is an intriguing, exciting and unique carnivalesque celebration of art across many forms. Participatory experience, diverse music, art and dance, site-specific installations and large-scale spectaculars in Bournemouth’s beautiful locations are key to our programme of events.

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Pay & Play Kids Tennis
Sep
28
to Jan 26

Pay & Play Kids Tennis

Your child is interested in playing tennis, or maybe you play tennis and would love your kids to play too, but you don't want the financial or time commitment of weekly lessons.. not a problem, Pay & Play is the answer. Every Saturday and Sunday we run Pay & Play sessions for kids aged 3-11 years. Simply rock up (when other commitments permit), pay £3 and enjoy half an hour of tennis with our awesome team of LTA qualified and DBS checked coaches. 9.30-10am - age 3-5 years 10-10.30am - age 6-8 years 10.30-11am - age 9-11 years No racket, no problem, we have one you can borrow. There's no need to book and you don't need to be a member, simply come along, pay, play and have fun.

Devizes Tennis Club at Devizes Sports Club, London Road, Devizes SN10 2DL

https://www.facebook.com/events/492919718170010/

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Malvern Autumn Show
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Malvern Autumn Show

It will be easier than ever to encourage kids to enjoy their five-a-day at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill, with free entry for under 16s for the first time.

The show, which plays host to the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetable Championships, takes place from 28-29th September at the foot of the stunning Malvern Hills. It features a whole range of family activities - with many of them free – making it the perfect autumn day out.

From fairground rides and circus skills to wildlife and animal displays, the show offers plenty to keep young visitors entertained.

The Old Tyme Fairground is ideal for those who fancy a thrill, with traditional rides from the 1900s in the Vintage Village. Featuring a carousel, helter-skelter and ferris wheel, it’s perfect for fairgoers both young and old. 

Competitive kids can take part in an array of classes in the Discover Harvest Village Show. Ages 3-17 can enter for free, with competitions including creating animals from fruit and veg, flower displays and plant pot decorating. Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell will be judging entries and on hand to answer questions in the Autumn Potager Theatre on Saturday.

Malvern Autumn Show will take place from 28-29 September 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.malvernautumn.co.uk/ or call 0844 811 0050. 

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One Small Step, Theatre Royal Winchester
Sep
29
7:30 AM07:30

One Small Step, Theatre Royal Winchester

An Oxford Playhouse production One Small Step. Check your oxygen, adjust your space suit and buckle up for the biggest mission of your life… the ignition sequence has begun. 5 seconds and counting… 385,000 kilometres from home… 2 superpowers in the ultimate tussle… 1 giant leap for mankind. Following five-star rave reviews across UK and international tours where it was seen by more than 19,000 people, One Small Step comes to Winchester for a fast, furious and full-throttled trip to the moon! Recounting history’s greatest adventure, the race between the United States and the Soviet Union to send the first man to the moon, One Small Step is an inventive, funny and surprisingly moving action-packed show that crams 50 years of history into 60 minutes! Two actors magically conjure more than 40 characters with the aid of simple household objects, as well as creating the famous Apollo, Gemini and Sputnik capsules from buckets, lamps and cardboard boxes, capturing the imagination of all the family. Not to be missed. Written by David Hastings, Directed by Toby Hulse. Recommended Age: 7+ (all ages welcome). Running Time: 1 hr.


https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/one-small-step/

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Swanage Blues Festivals
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Swanage Blues Festivals

Every October thousands of music lovers come to Swanage Blues Festivals, where over 100 musicians perform at 60 events in 15 indoor venues. There’s superb music, drinking, eating, dancing, fun and laughter across the town and beyond, starting on Thursday evening and going on till late Sunday evening.

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The Scarecrow's Wedding
Oct
5
to Oct 6

The Scarecrow's Wedding

Scamp Theatre present The Scarecrow’s Wedding. The team behind Stick Man present the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet… Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows. Their wedding plans are all coming together until Harry leaves Betty’s side and the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake tries to take Harry’s place. Will Harry make it back in time to save their special day? This heart-warming and award-winning adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style. This epic love story promises wit, drama and wedding bells! Packed with live music and laughter, this is one hour’s magic that you and your children will never forget! Recommended Age: 3+ (all ages welcome). Running Time: 55mins.


https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/the-scarecrows-wedding/

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Chantry Dance Company's 'ALICE - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass', The Lights Andover
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Chantry Dance Company's 'ALICE - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass', The Lights Andover

Chantry’s innovative new ballet of ‘ALICE – Wonderland Through the Looking Glass’ takes place after the events of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice is now grown-up and an aspiring writer working in a tea-shop. Overworked and underpaid, life seemed much more exciting when she was a child. The Looking Glass has remained in Wonderland as a portal to our world, which the Red Queen accidentally crosses when chasing a croquet ball. Entering this new reality, she develops a dastardly plan to seize power by opening a casino where she creates an Army of Cards. Hatter and his gang of concerned Wonderland characters pursue the Queen and find Alice. Together, they resolve to stop the Queen, but first they must try to make sense (or non- sense!) of our world. Oh, and we forgot to mention, there’s a Jabberwocky lurking in the casino’s basement...

https://www.chantrydancecompany.org

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Mere Literary Festival
Oct
7
to Oct 13

Mere Literary Festival

The Festival aims to celebrate the spoken word and bring together the local community. Where possible we aim to showcase local talent, other speakers are drawn from around the country. We endeavour to have a diverse range of speakers to appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. There are events for children and an annual competition.

https://mereliteraryfestival.com/

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Snow White, Theatre Royal Winchester
Oct
8
8:00 AM08:00

Snow White, Theatre Royal Winchester

Vienna Festival Ballet presents Snow White. Choreography by Barry McGrath. Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairy-tale and answers the question; who is the fairest one of all? Based on the traditional Grimm brothers’ story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements – a beautiful girl, an enchanted mirror, a poisoned apple. Hip-hopping dwarves help Snow White find her Prince Charming. This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.


https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/snow-white/

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The Nutcracker, Theatre Royal Winchester
Oct
9
8:00 AM08:00

The Nutcracker, Theatre Royal Winchester

Vienna Festival Ballet proudly presents The Nutcracker. Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other. Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see Clara and the Nutcracker combat the Mouse King, and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through the glistening Land of Snow to a kingdom made entirely of sweets. Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker promises to delight audiences of all ages with its festive setting and light-hearted story. Includes post-show chat.


https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/the-nutcracker/

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Shaftesbury Oktoberfest
Oct
11
to Oct 12

Shaftesbury Oktoberfest

The world famous Oktoberfest is returning to Shaftesbury! Celebrate the start of Autumn in style with quality music from live bands, premium German lagers served in litre steins, drinking games, thigh-slapping, Bavarian bratwursts, pretzels and lots of fun. Barton Hill Recreation Ground will be transformed into a Bavarian Bierhalle on 11th and 12th October offering an authentic German cultural experience.

New for 2019 is a gaming area where there will be axe throwing, eating contests and beer puppeteer. There will also be a VIP area with dedicated entrance and waitress service.

There are a limited number of tickets due to site and licensing restrictions so don't leave it until the day, book your tickets online or at Shaftesbury & Gillingham Tourist Information and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Lily and the Albatross
Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

Lily and the Albatross

An original story by Tall Tree Theatre. Lily & the Albatross is about a small family of three, the legend of Great Captain Markham and how they learn to fly in the face of a storm. A heartfelt story about achieving the unachievable and never letting go of your childhood dreams. Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat who pass the time with exciting stories and merry music. The whims of the water control their daily routine but Lily finds herself gazing upwards, where birds swim weightlessly above her head before stealing the precious fish from the fishing nets. With the threat of the nightly storm and its whipping winds, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and their old boat moving again. Discover the legend of Great Captain Markham, join the family as they battle the elements and meet a gliding albatross, who flies in the face of the storm and gives Lily the nudge she needs to truly stretch her wings. A tale of wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions. Recommended Age: 5+. Running Time: 50mins.

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/lily-the-albatross/

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New Scientist Live, London
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

New Scientist Live, London

New Scientist Live is an award-winning, mind-blowing festival of ideas and discoveries for everyone curious about science and why it matters.

For four days in October it transforms London, the world’s most exciting capital city, into the most exciting place in the universe.

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Teachers' Open Day, Knoll Gardens
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Teachers' Open Day, Knoll Gardens

veryone has a special teacher they remember for going that extra mile and providing inspiration that will last a lifetime. On this special day the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes teachers to the garden free-of-charge. We want to acknowledge the valuable work teachers do every day, and hope to inspire them in turn to get involved in our drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

We have a primary school programme ready to run, and would welcome school visits from older children. Our Education Volunteer will be in the garden throughout the day to answer any queries.

No admission charge but please be ready to show proof of teaching status on arrival.

Call the nursery on 01202 873931 or email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk

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Halloween at Wookey Hole
Oct
20
to Nov 4

Halloween at Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole opens its doors once again for spooky fun throughout the autumn half term!
Costume characters will be on site including our very own Witch of Wookey Hole who will be giving a free treat to every child!
Come dressed as your favourite Halloween character and you could win a prize at the end Halloween Circus Show! There will also be circus workshops so you can have a go yourself (workshops and shows operate on alternate selective dates).

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A Halloween Tale at Cheddar Gorge & Caves
Oct
23
to Nov 3

A Halloween Tale at Cheddar Gorge & Caves

This Halloween, get ready for some ghostly goings on as Cheddar Gorge & Caves have teamed up with the Natural Theatre Company.

From 23rd October to 3rd November, some famous (or should that be infamous) literary figures will take up residence inside Gough’s Cave, but why? Can you help Cheddar's detective duo solve this mystery?

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Fantastic Fireworks Longleat
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Fantastic Fireworks Longleat

Ensure your Longleat experience is truly unforgettable and join us for an epic fireworks display set within our stunning grounds, which will be bursting with beautiful, bright and bold autumnal colours. Our dazzling displays are guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart as we illuminate Longleat to a sensational soundtrack.

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Spooktacular Larmer Tree Salisbury
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Spooktacular Larmer Tree Salisbury

Entertainment includes Storytime for little Monsters with Kristina Stephenson author of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks performing a reading, Sir Stinky Socks Forest Trail, Creepy Crawly demonstration with Reptile Ranch, Biscuit decorating with Shrewton Cakes, Pumpkins coming to life with Same Difference Entertainment, Face Painting & Body Art with Tanya Renner, prize for Best Fancy Dress for children and adults and more!

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The Little Prince
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

The Little Prince

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein The Little Prince. Adapted and Directed by Luca Silvestrini. A story of love and friendship for children and grown-ups alike! Welcome to the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold in this live show by a pilot stranded in the desert. Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups! Have you ever heard of a king who reigns over nothing? Or a businessman obsessively counting stars? Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love. Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word. With an original score by Frank Moon, design by Yann Seabra, lighting by Jackie Shemesh and video design by Daniel Denton, Protein’s new show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child. Suitable for children young and old. Co-commissioned by The Place and DanceEast. Supported by The Point, Eastleigh, Warwick Arts Centre and Dance City. Recommended Age: 5+ (and families). Running Time: 1hr 5mins (no interval).

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/the-little-prince/

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	A Wander in Wonderland
Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

A Wander in Wonderland

Follow the white rabbit to your very own wonderland! Join us during half term for our first children’s sensory walk at the scenic Lackham House in Wiltshire to help raise money to support Designability. As twilight falls, you’ll be transported to another world as you weave your way through a mini Alice-themed kingdom set among the trees and walled gardens. See, touch, hear and smell the sights and sounds of your very own wonderland. Who is it for? This event is perfectly suited to children aged 11 and under Open to all and fully accessible Option of a quiet and calm sign-in on the day for children who prefer it.

https://designability.org.uk/become-a-fundraiser/upcoming-events/a-wander-in-wonderland/

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Bug Bonanza, Whitchurch Silk Mill
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Bug Bonanza, Whitchurch Silk Mill

Come along and meet the amazing travelling insect house, this is one of the UK's Largest travelling insect shows with a massive range of live invertebrates, from Giant spiders and giant insects through to the amazingly cryptic and beautiful Mantids, and just about everything in between.

The display will be attended by Graham & Janice Smith who together with their long term keeping experience and an enthusiasm to want to share this knowledge makes for an enjoyable and educational day. You even get a chance to hold some of the inverts.

Charges: Admission + £2 per child

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The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog with Julia Donaldson, Theatre Royal Winchester
Oct
31
8:00 AM08:00

The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog with Julia Donaldson, Theatre Royal Winchester

Following a sell-out season at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the UK’s best-selling author Julia Donaldson presents a show featuring Room on the Broom, The Magic Paintbrush, The Ugly Five, Superworm, The Gruffalo and The Cook and the King. The cast of five, including Julia’s guitar-playing husband Malcolm, bring Julia’s stories to life with songs, puppetry and a touch of magic. Includes post-show book signing. Recommended Age: 4 – 10 (all ages welcome). Running Time: 1hr.

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/the-gruffalo-the-witch-and-the-warthog-with-julia-donaldson/

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The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog with Julia Donaldson
Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog with Julia Donaldson

Following a sell-out season at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the UK’s best-selling author Julia Donaldson presents a show featuring Room on the Broom, The Magic Paintbrush, The Ugly Five, Superworm, The Gruffalo and The Cook and the King. The cast of five, including Julia’s guitar-playing husband Malcolm, bring Julia’s stories to life with songs, puppetry and a touch of magic. Includes post-show book signing. Recommended Age: 4 – 10 (all ages welcome). Running Time: 1hr.

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/the-gruffalo-the-witch-and-the-warthog-with-julia-donaldson/

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Fantastic Fireworks Longleat
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Fantastic Fireworks Longleat

Ensure your Longleat experience is truly unforgettable and join us for an epic fireworks display set within our stunning grounds, which will be bursting with beautiful, bright and bold autumnal colours. Our dazzling displays are guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart as we illuminate Longleat to a sensational soundtrack.

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Festival of Light, Longleat
Nov
9
to Jan 5

Festival of Light, Longleat

n 2019, we invite you to join us on a thrilling odyssey as myths and legends from across the world are brought to life. Filled with extraordinary creatures, ancient deities, magnificent scenery and stunning structures; don't miss the most amazing adventure of them all.

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Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland
Nov
15
to Jan 2

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s unique, free festive trail 15 Nov 2019 – 2 Jan 2020.

Experience the magical, mystical and memorable spectacle of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations. Explore the Alpine Market and skate in the enchanting Victorian Lower Gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and magical illuminations across the town.

As the skies darken, enter a world filled with light as Christmas trees from around the world guide you through an enchanted walkway encountering spectacular features and surprises along the way. From Bournemouth seafront, through the town centre and beyond to the coastal villages, explore a glimmering world of memorable seasonal fun for the whole family.

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Ben Hart, Theatre Royal Winchester
Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

Ben Hart, Theatre Royal Winchester

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 Finalist! West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is a teller of tall-tales, a "master of sleight of hand" (The List) and one of the country’s foremost magicians. Having performed across Europe, America, Australia, South Africa and Asia, Ben makes a rare return to his home-town in his first-ever Winchester show! In the past few years Ben has played to royalty, heads of state and celebrities, in West End theatres, international arenas and on dozens of UK and international TV appearances (including his own series on BBC Three, The One Show and BBC One’s Now You See It). Expect his most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures altogether a new kind of magic. Recommended Age: 12+. Running Time: 1hr 20mins (plus interval).

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/ben-hart/

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A Victorian Christmas, Mompesson House
Nov
23
to Dec 22

A Victorian Christmas, Mompesson House

This year the ground floor rooms of the house will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas, inspired by the diaries of resident Jinny Townsend. There'll be beautifully decorated Christmas trees, displays of festive food and gifts and a fun Christmas trail for children. 

The house, tea-room and shop will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 23 November to Sunday 22 December between 11am and 3.30pm. Last entry will be at 3pm. Normal admission charges apply. National Trust members visit free.

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Finkley Down Farm - Magical Christmas
Nov
29
to Dec 24

Finkley Down Farm - Magical Christmas

Magical Christmas 29th November – 24th December Decorate a biscuit With Mother Christmas, Father Christmas’s Intergalactic post box, Make magical reindeer food with the Elves, Find the missing Reindeer, Snowball Shootout, Meet Father Christmas and choose your present, Free hot chocolate for every child.

https://www.finkleydownfarm.co.uk/upcoming-events/

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Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal Winchester
Nov
30
to Jan 5

Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal Winchester

Our traditional family pantomime for 2019/20 comes from the same creative team behind last year's Beauty and the Beast.

Dick Whittington comes to Winchester, the ‘purrfect’ Christmas treat!

Join Dick and his cat on their madcap adventures, as Dick seeks his fame and fortune in a London bedevilled by the sinister King Rat and his rabble of Revolting Rodents.

With hilarious gags, original songs and loads of audience participation, you’re sure to have a feast of fun!

Written & Directed by James Barry / Music by Simon Slater

For more information regarding show times, ticket prices (ranging from £10.50 - £25.50) and school/group bookings, relaxed, audio described, and BSL interpreted performances, and a touch tour, visit the website.


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Santa's Christmas Countdown
Dec
16
8:00 AM08:00

Santa's Christmas Countdown

The Santa Show 2019: Santa’s Christmas Countdown - the show where every child gets a present from Santa! Following last year’s sell-out performances of Santa’s Christmas Party, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this Christmas… There’s nothing Santa loves more than starting the countdown to Christmas by opening the windows of his special Christmas calendar. But when he tries to begin the countdown this year, disaster – the calendar is broken and all the magical goodies inside have gone missing! Santa needs them to get ready for Christmas, but how is he going to get everything back in time? Join Dotty the Elf, Dasher the Reindeer, Jack Frost and Pompom the Penguin in a fun, festive, musical adventure to help fix the Christmas calendar and get Santa’s Christmas Countdown started – plus remember to bring your Christmas letter to post in Santa’s special post box! Santa’s Christmas Countdown is a 45 minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. Afterwards, the adventure continues as each child gets to meet Father Christmas and receive a specially wrapped present from him – it’s the most Christmassy Christmas show ever, HO-HO-HO! Songs include festive favourites Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and more! Recommended Age: 2-7 yrs. Running Time: 45mins (plus Santa meet and greet).

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/santas-christmas-countdown/

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Ben Hart, Theatre Royal Winchester
Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

Ben Hart, Theatre Royal Winchester

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 Finalist! West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is a teller of tall-tales, a "master of sleight of hand" (The List) and one of the country’s foremost magicians. Having performed across Europe, America, Australia, South Africa and Asia, Ben makes a rare return to his home-town in his first-ever Winchester show! In the past few years Ben has played to royalty, heads of state and celebrities, in West End theatres, international arenas and on dozens of UK and international TV appearances (including his own series on BBC Three, The One Show and BBC One’s Now You See It). Expect his most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures altogether a new kind of magic.

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/ben-hart/

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Theatre Royal Winchester's Open Day
Sep
21
2:30 PM14:30

Theatre Royal Winchester's Open Day

Theatre Royal Winchester is opening its doors to the public for a free Open Day on Saturday 21 September, giving curious residents and visitors of the city the chance to explore this historic building and take a first look at the refurbished Cafe Bar; enjoy performances from local acts; see demonstrations and more.

There will be face painting, a photo booth, costumes on display, and arts and crafts; and the Cafe Bar will be open and serving specialist artisan coffee, tea and delicious treats too.

11am – 4pm. The taster tours can be pre-booked by calling the Box Office on 01962 840 440.

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Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Invites Brides-to-Be for Afternoon Tea
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Invites Brides-to-Be for Afternoon Tea

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is teaming up once again with luxury bridal boutiques Bridal Indulgence and Tilly Mint to create an afternoon of all things bridal with Bride-to-Be Afternoon Tea.

Kicking off at 1:30pm on September 15, 2019, the event will see guests enter the Hotel’s historic walled garden, transformed into a wedding wonderland. Attendees will then have exclusive access to a beautiful bridal fashion show before a Q & A and talk on everything brides-to-be need to know about the wedding planning experience. The afternoon will be completed with a Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Afternoon Tea.

Tickets are £35 including afternoon tea and all guests will be entered into a special prize draw with a chance to win an exclusive lunch for two at Wild Carrot at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire and a luxurious treatment at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire (terms and conditions apply).

The luxury goodie bag also includes a £50 accessories voucher to spend at Bridal Indulgence or Tilly Mint.

Schedule of the afternoon:

  • 1:30 pm - Welcome reception

  • 2:15 pm - Seated for catwalk

  • 2:20 pm - Catwalk and presentation

  • 3:20 pm - Afternoon Tea

To book tickets contact 01252 853 011.  To follow and share online, tag #FSBridetoTea.

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Pay & Play Kids Tennis
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Pay & Play Kids Tennis

Your child is interested in playing tennis, or maybe you play tennis and would love your kids to play too, but you don't want the financial or time commitment of weekly lessons.. not a problem, Pay & Play is the answer. Every Saturday and Sunday we run Pay & Play sessions for kids aged 3-11 years. Simply rock up (when other commitments permit), pay £3 and enjoy half an hour of tennis with our awesome team of LTA qualified and DBS checked coaches. 9.30-10am - age 3-5 years 10-10.30am - age 6-8 years 10.30-11am - age 9-11 years No racket, no problem, we have one you can borrow. There's no need to book and you don't need to be a member, simply come along, pay, play and have fun.

Devizes Tennis Club at Devizes Sports Club, London Road, Devizes SN10 2DL

https://www.facebook.com/events/492919718170010/

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VERVE Festival
Sep
7
to Sep 8

VERVE Festival

VERVE is a festival that celebrates health, wellness and nature in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire on 7&8 September 2019.

Children under 15 come for free and can do yoga, mindfulness, foraging, fire building and bushcraft as well as storytelling and art and craft lessons.

Grown ups can do yoga and exercise classes, listen to experts talk about health, nutrition, sleep and a variety of workshops.

Relax in the spa, shop in the boutique, drink cocktails and champagne in the bar and dance Saturday night away under the stars.

The perfect weekend for healthy hedonists and their families!

www.feeltheverve.com

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Dear Zoo, Winchester Theatre Royal
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Dear Zoo, Winchester Theatre Royal

After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book, returns to the stage! Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction. Join us to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!

https://www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/dear-zoo/

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LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE, Hampshire SO20 8DS
Sep
2
10:30 AM10:30

LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE, Hampshire SO20 8DS


https://www.westhampshireschoolofart.co.uk/adults-art-courses-workshops-1

10 weeks - this course will run again in Sept 19 Life drawing has long been considered a fundamental part of training as an artist. It is also challenging, absorbing and at WHSoA you can choose from termly, guided or ‘light touch’ courses to suit all levels, as well as monthly long-pose workshops, allowing you ample time to really work on capturing the human form in your chosen medium. Our Director and Lead Tutor Daisy Rogers will lead the sessions, where you are welcome to bring your own materials, but charcoal and paper will be provided should you wish to use it. We will start most sessions with short pose exercises, designed to warm you up and gently challenge the way you approach drawing the model, before moving onto longer poses. Numbers are limited to 6, allowing for an intimate and relaxed atmosphere and one-to-one tuition. For Summer 2019, we will be combining the life drawing & portraiture courses into one, as there is a lot of cross-over, allowing you to master the face as well as the figure. COMING SOON: Monthly Saturday workshops - unguided, long pose - 10am-3pm: £45

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DRAWING 101, HAMPSHIRE SO20 8DS
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

DRAWING 101, HAMPSHIRE SO20 8DS


https://www.westhampshireschoolofart.co.uk/adults-art-courses-workshops-1

Our drawing and painting courses are something a bit different to the usual offering for beginners/intermediates: bespoke classes, tailored as far as possible to the participants interests and abilities, in small groups of 4-6 people, with a holistic approach and led by our Director & Lead Tutor, professional fine artist Daisy Rogers. Prior to the start of the course, we will gauge individual skill level, expectations and personal ambitions for the course, for example, what kind of art do you personally envisage producing? How do you like to learn? What is your previous experience and what artists do you like? Drawing 101 blends classical, foundational drawing skills tailored to your level and speed of learning and art history tailored to your personal interests, providing inspiration and relevant technique discussions. At WHSoA, we truly believe that anyone can draw, and all art is valid. There is no right or wrong way to produce art, only enjoyment to be found in the process and an improved sense of well-being. Come along and improve your skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Please visit our website to find out more about dates and booking. Please visit our website to find out more about dates and booking. Please visit our website to find out more about dates and bookings.

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Hampshire Country Sports Day
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Hampshire Country Sports Day

One of the most popular events for those who love the countryside, the annual Hampshire Country Sports Day, will be held at a brand new venue: the Bereleigh Estate, East Meon, near Petersfield, on Sunday 1st September.  The event, run in aid of the Countryside Alliance, will benefit from the beautiful setting and large open space of the Bereleigh Estate https://bereleigh.co.uk/ which covers 2,500 acres within the undulating countryside of the South Downs National Park.  

The event will feature exciting shows and demos in the main arena, including horseback falconry from Jonathan Marshall of Game of Thrones fame, terrier racing, gun dog demos, hound displays, fishing casting demos, a wildfowling demo by Chris Green ‘the Cornish Countryman’ and a gun dog display by Howard Kirby of Mullenscote.  There will also be the inter hunt relay competition where rival hunts battle against the clock to build a hurdle fence then jump over it on horseback and with the terriers before dismantling it.   

In addition to the main arena events there is a packed programme of activities to watch or enter, including a Lurcher and Terrier and show, which is a qualifier for The Countryman's Weekly Champion of Champions 2019 at The Midland Game fair and a Family Fun Dog Show which always draws the crowds, featuring classes such as prettiest bitch, best child handler, scruffiest dog (£2 entry per class).   There is also a Gun Dog competition with three classes: scurry, pick up or steeplechase (£2 entry per class).  

‘Have a go’ activities include archery and clay shooting, which includes several competitions.  A dedicated fly fishing area, run by the Salmon & Trout Conservation Hampshire Branch, will provide fly casting lessons throughout the day, for beginners to more advanced casting techniques.

Visitors to the event will also enjoy the huge range of more than 50 stalls showcasing the best countryside gifts, clothing, equestrian, shooting and fishing equipment, jewellery, crafts, and delicious food and drink.  

Gates open at 9.30am and the main ring events start at 10 am, with the main programme running until 17.30.  Entry costs £12 for adults, while under 14s go free. Visit http://www.hampshirecountrysportsday.co.uk or call: 01380 831 068 or 07974 141 933 for more info.                                                                                                                                                            

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Malmesbury Carnival
Aug
31
11:00 AM11:00

Malmesbury Carnival

The ancient market town of Malmesbury has been home to a Carnival for nearly 100 years, and the heart of Carnival is still the procession, which this year is on the 31st August starting from 6pm onward. The route is up through the town and is always lined with enthusiastic and generous spectators, enjoying the spectacle and invention of the local participants and the wonderful marching bands.

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	SLAM (Sweat Like a Mother) Exercise Classes
Aug
28
to Aug 30

SLAM (Sweat Like a Mother) Exercise Classes

Fitness expert and local Aldershot mum, Jemima Tulloch, is bringing a top US exercise concept and parents’ community to Aldershot, with the launch of SLAM (Sweat Like a Mother) fitness classes. SLAM, which originated in the US as Stroller Strong Mums, provides a unique, fun and challenging full-body workout and what is unique is that mums can bring their babies and toddlers along in their buggies and they are integrated into the exercises through music and games.Class run for one hour and consist of moving between 10-15 minute ‘stations’ of intense circuit exercises with the babies and toddlers stationed alongside, finishing with a core workout and stretching. If a child starts crying during the class there is no pressure to carry on. The classes will be held at Aldershot Park with a meeting point in front of the cricket club, and if it rains, the classes will be held in the Princes Hall Theatre, Aldershot. Free trial classes will run from 9.30-10.30 on 28, 29 and 30 August; thereafter classes cost £5 each, £45 for a 10 class pass, or £35 for an unlimited monthly pass. The official launch event takes place at 9.30 on Monday 2 September and will be a really fun class, followed by a party with SLAM freebies and other goodies. Classes will then be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the same time and place.

https://www.strollerstrongmoms.com/aldershot/

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Thoroughly Modern Millie
Aug
28
to Aug 31

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Youth-arts charity RicNic now in their 15th year, present a new production of the classic musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie to the Theatre Royal Winchester this summer. Combining tap routines with type-writers, slapstick comedy with 1920s style and set to an amazing toe-tapping score, Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to be a great show for the whole family. It follows the story of love, luck and loss for Millie Dillmount, an ambitious young girl who moves from the country to the bright lights of Manhattan in the 1920s. Based on the 1960s film starring Julie Andrews, the stage musical first appeared in 2002 on Broadway, winning 6 prestigious Tony Awards including Best Musical that year.

RicNic projects are completely free to participate in, ensuring that the opportunity is open to everyone regardless of their circumstances. Also, it is not just for performers. as young people really do run the whole show, there are opportunities for budding designers, costumiers, journalists, promotions experts, social media enthusiasts, technicians and project managers to get involved and gain a valuable hands on experience of working in a professional setting. Participants for RicNic Hampshire are drawn together from across a wide area, forming friendships that transcend geographical, school and community boundaries. To get involved read more about RicNic on our news page (26).

Thoroughly Modern Millie will be showing from 28 through to 31 August. Ticket £18 and £14 for under 26's which includes booking fees.

More information

can be found: WWW.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/thoroughly-modern-millie/

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Music Makers Summer Camps
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Music Makers Summer Camps

https://www.musicmakers.co.uk/#courseinfo

Music Makers, founded in 1995, is directed by David Andrews GRSM LRSM ARCM, assisted by a team of specialist teachers who have become legendary for their energy, enthusiasm and ability to draw the best out of each young musician. The courses are great fun as well as educational and aim to help each young musician to develop their abilities and confidence in playing and performing. The courses are five days long, culminating in a presentation concert of some of the music rehearsed during the week. If you are not sure which course is suitable for your child, please contact us for advice.

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TYNTEfest: Beatrix Potter Tales, Bristol
Aug
7
to Aug 8

TYNTEfest: Beatrix Potter Tales, Bristol

In celebration of National Playday, TYNTEfest is a day for 2-5 year olds and their families.

There'll be storytelling, face painting, crafts and games inspired by the tales of Beatrix Potter.

Booking is essential, morning and afternoon time slots are available.

Tiny tots are welcome, and free of charge, when accompanying an older sibling or companion. However, please note that the activities are designed for 2-5 year olds so may not be suitable for younger children.


Opening Hours

7 and 8 August, 10:30-12:30, 13:30 – 15:30

Pricing

£9 per child, normal admission applies, National Trust members go free

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield

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