We’ve got a season of fun this summer with our fantastic Kids Clubs. Running between 11am-4pm every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays, our range of exciting activities will thrill your little ones. All activities are FREE and run on a drop in basis unless specified. Please meet by the playground and make sure your children are accompanied by an adult.
Thursday, 23rd July
11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm and 3pm
Join us for the chance to be part of a traditional Indonesian music ensemble with gongs, metallophones, drums and bells. The 45 minute workshop’s rhythmic flow of Gamelan – derived from the Javanese word for hammer ‘gamel’ – will introduce your children to the rhythm of Bali.
Kidsrome Mobile Farm & Punch and Judy Show
Tuesday, 28th July
Love animals? Want to pretend to be a farmer? Now’s your chance at Port Solent with the Kidsrome Mobile Farm where you can get up close and personal with lots of furry friends and ride on the tractors. You can also watch the escapades of Punch, Judy, the policeman, the baby and the crocodile with Matthew Garratt’s fabulous Punch & Judy shows at 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm & 3pm.
Top Banana Circus
Thursday, 30th July
Join in with our drop in sessions and learn fun circus skills including juggling, diablo, high wire, devil sticks, hula, poi, pedal-racers and plate spinning with Top Banana Circus. Their workshops are fun, physical and challenging, as well as increase co-ordination, flexibility, reflexes, balance, concentration, patience and confidence.
Birds of Prey
Tuesday, 4th August
Flying in from Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, these stunning birds of prey will be on display between 11am-4pm and, with their experienced handlers, will showcase their beauty and grace with shows at 12pm and 3pm. You will be able to meet the birds at close quarters and experience the thrill of seeing the birds in action.
Silly Scott’s Beach Party & The Creation Station
Thursday, 6th August
Don your shorts and shades, and join us for the fabulous Silly Scott’s Hawaiian Beach Parties at 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm. Bring a little sunshine into your day with surfing, dancing, hula and limbo. You can also get crafty and arty with The Creation Station’s drop in sessions between 11am-4pm and create some colourful summer artwork.
Bob Jobbins Craft Workshop
Tuesday, 11th August
Bob returns to Port Solent due to popular demand with his drop-in chaotic art workshops. Children will be able to get creative with his Mermaid and Monster themed workshop where they can make some fantastic artwork and let their imaginations go wild in order to create a souvenir of their day.
Thursday, 13th August
11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm & 3pm
Create an authentic summer beat in these 30 minute workshops using traditional instruments and percussions from the African continent. Our Drumming Workshop will introduce your children to the music, rhythm and songs of Africa, allowing them to immerse themselves in a different culture whilst they experience a feeling of unity as part of a drum circle.
Story Factory Workshop
Tuesday, 18th August
11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm & 3pm
These 45 minute interactive storytelling workshops will stimulate your little one’s imagination and language skills through the creation and development of their own original stories. Designed around the theme of Myths, legends and fairytales, they will engage and inspire, the children will help produce a unique story, their own characters and settings with the use of visual stimulation of words and pictures. The workshops, which increase children’s confidence in articulating and sharing their ideas, will finish up with a telling of the group story.
Tall Will the Bubble Man
Thursday, 20th August
11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm
Tall Will’s 20 minute shows will wow your children with giant, shaped, sculptured and baby bubbles. Audiences of all ages will be entranced by a superb range of bubble magic, and some will go away inspired to blow bubbles of their own. Between shows, join in with our crafty workshop with some bubble themed fun.
Top Banana Circus
Tuesday, 25th August
Another chance to join in with our drop in sessions and learn fun circus skills including juggling, diablo, high wire, devil sticks, hula, poi, pedal-racers and plate spinning with Top Banana Circus. Their workshops are fun, physical and challenging, as well as increase co-ordination, flexibility, reflexes, balance, concentration, patience and confidence.
Silly Scott’s Magic Show & The Creation Station
Thursday, 27th August
Don’t miss the fantastic Silly Scott and his fabulously fun magic shows at 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm delighting children by bringing some summer magic into your children’s day. You can also get crafty and arty with The Creation Station’s drop in sessions between 11am-4pm and create some colourful summer artwork.