Where to take the kids this summer
Ensuring the children have an action packed fun summer can seem a little daunting. So we have compiled a list of some fantastic local events going on to keep you and your children busy and entertained!
Visit the Hampshire Food Festival – this is a month long showcase of the best local produce made in Hampshire. There are lots of exciting events over the month of July, over 75 in fact, and plenty of opportunities to discover new foods and drinks that every member of your family will love.
Get the children involved in ‘pick your own and treat yourself’ days at Durleighmarsh Farm in Petersfield. Here, the children are able to see and select the food that is put on their plates before eating it. This is a fun way of getting your children eating those healthy fruit and vegetables. Durleighmarsh Farm is located just off the A272 between Petersfield and Rogate, Hampshire, GU31 5AX
Similarly, the Cherry Orchard Tours and Cherry Market in Liss are offering the unique opportunity for the public to learn how cherries are grown and harvested on their guided tour of Hampshire’s largest cherry orchard.
Blackmoor Estate, Blackmoor, Liss, GU34 3LR
Visit Staunton Country Parkland for their Spectacular Summer events. The park is the perfect place to spend long summer days as it is filled with lots of activities, including different walking trails in the acres of woodland suited to children of all ages, an outdoor play area, arts and crafts and the chance to feed the friendly animals. Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 5HB
Embark on an educational day out on a heritage steam railway at the Watercress Line. Take yourself back in time whilst you ride on a steam train and give the children an unforgettable day out meeting Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. If your children are Harry Potter fans, they will also love to follow Harry’s footsteps over the iron footbridge at Ropley station, where he received his ticket for the Hogwarts Express. www.watercressline.co.uk
Join in on Festiwell in Four Marks, the festival that promotes a healthier lifestyle. The event is perfect for all members of the family with a huge range of sporting and leisure activities planned for the day. So you can relax while the children play and enjoy the wholesome food and drink on offer. www.fourmarksvillage.co.uk/festiwell-2017