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Hampshire Cultural Trust - what's on this Easter for families

Easter events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Updated


Willow Basket Workshop for Families 

Saturday 30 March: 9.30-11am and 11.30am - 1pm/ £6. For ages 5+ (parent/carer free with a ticketed child). 

Join Judith Needham for a fun 90 minute workshop to create a simple plaited basket for your Easter eggs. 


Easter Treasure trail 

8- 22 April Ages 2-8 £1.50  

Follow this treasure trail based on Peter Rabbit and some of his friends from the 23-original tales by Beatrix Potters.  


Design and Shake your Maraca!

Tuesday 9 April: 10.30am - 12 noon/£1.50

Come along for this fun drop in session. Decorate a small wooden maraca with a spring or Easter design, then take it home to create musical fun.  Suitable for children age 3+. 


Drama4all workshop

Wednesday 10 April: 10.30am - 11.00am and 11.15am - 11.45am/£3

These half hour workshops are led by an experienced actor/drama teacher appearing in the role as Peter Pan. Using drama, dance and singing, the children will be trained up as 'Mermaids and Pirates' and be taken on a thrilling voyage to Neverland, where they rescue the treasure from Captain Hook, all whilst meeting some of JM Barrie's much loved characters along the way. Suitable for children ages 4-8. Parents/carers to remain with their child during the session.


Quirks Animal Roadshow 

Friday 12 April: 2pm/ £5 

1 hour animal handling workshop. Come along to meet some quirky animals from around the world at the Quirks’ Animal Roadshows 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+ 


Children’s Craft Activity 

Saturday 13 April 10am – 12 noon. Free 

Easter Craft and colouring fun. 


Animal Drawing Workshop - dynamic endangered animals in charcoal. 

Monday 15 April: 2pm/ £5 - For ages 7+ 

A children’s workshop with local artist and teacher, Russell Bignold. Using charcoal, erasers and chalk to develop a high contrast drawing, you can expect to complete 2 sketches –  an elephant and a tiger’s head and learn a technique to achieve life-like charcoal sketches that you can apply to your own sketches.  All materials provided.


Spring Crafts 

Tuesday 16 April: 10am – 12 noon/Free 

Spring themed craft session, creating beautiful flowers from a variety of paper/card materials. A drop-in session for children of all ages. 


For the paid courses/events, please purchase a ticket quickly to avoid disappointment. This can be done over the phone (01256 478670), in person at the Discovery Centre, or online at:

Discover careers with children - event at BCOT


Family Think Safe Event



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Hampshire Cultural Trust - latest 'what's on' leaflet

Basingstoke Discovery Centre - February Half-Term Events


We love Happy Potter! Saturday 16 February,  Starts 10am /3+/ FREE

Calling all Muggles, Witches and Wizards. Grab your broomstick, dragon* or portkey and come on in for a magical morning of spell-tastic activities. We will be celebrating the one-and-only Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with a craft activity, Dobby’s missing sock trail and much more.

* Dragons must be left outside of the library for the duration of the event.

The Rubbish Monster Thing – reading and illustration demonstration by the author Simon Chadwick Tuesday 19 February: 1pm / FREE

Join Simon Chadwick as he reads his new children’s book, The Rubbish Monster Thing, and other stories he’s written or illustrated. This bright and colourful book packed with rhyme is an exciting book to snuggle up and share. Discovery a story of friendship and waste prevention in this children’s tale. Then take part in some interactive drawing at Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there is also a chance for the children to draw their own. A fun and friendly event for pre-school children and primary-aged children.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Interactive Storytelling Workshop Thursday 21 February: 1.30pm and 3pm/ ages 2 – 6 / £3.75

The little caterpillar has had a busy week eating all the food in the garden. When it builds a small house and falls asleep something very magical happens…  Come and join in with the magic as Amanda from Merry-go-Round Storytelling brings this classic to life with songs and storytelling and lots of imaginative fun! A 45 minute interactive storytelling workshop. Parents/carers must remain with their children during this session.

Storytime - Friday 22 February, 10.30am – 11am/ FREE

Come along for stories and colouring.

Family Chess Coaching Saturday 23 February, 10am – 1pm / FREE

David Graham and members of the Basingstoke Junior Chess Club will be visiting to offer hints, tips and guidance for complete beginners as well as players with some knowledge and experience.


Adoption and Fostering Drop-in Evening - Thursday 21 February, 5pm – 8pm / FREE

The Finding Homes for Hampshire Children’s Team are hosting a free adoption and fostering information event. Drop in for an informal chat and they will be on hand to answer any questions and help you take the next step along your journey.


Check out the libraries website for more half term events happening at other branches.

Mayor's Carol Service

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Autumn events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre


Monday 22 October: 1.30pm
Comic Book Drawing
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. Suitable for children who attended his previous workshop or for new participants (bring along your comic book character outline drawing).
For ages 7+
Tuesday 23 October: 2pm
Quirks Animal Roadshow
1 hour animal handling workshop. Come along to meet some quirky animals from around the world at the Quirks’ Animal Roadshows 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+
Thursday 25 October: 10am                 
Halloween Costume Fun
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.
For ages 8-11