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National Family Week logo

The UK's first National Family Week will be held from 25th to 31st May 2009. This important new initiative will celebrate and promote the social and personal benefits of family life, which is crucial for the future of our society.

During the week, numerous fun activities and events for families will take place in hundreds of venues across the nation, including the Family Week Picnic which will involve the UK attempting to claim the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Picnic.

The group meets every Tuesday at 10.45am at the North Town Community Base, 232 North Lane, Aldershot GU12 4TH. One Tuesday in every month they hold a special walk that may not start at the base and when they go further afield by bus. Please phone to check or visit the website. An easy, manageable walking pace for about 1 hour with a chat and cup of tea afterwards. All adult ages welcome. No fees. Friendly dogs on a leash welcomed.

For more information drop in on Tuesday at 10.45am or phone Clive on 01252 376640 or Dave on 07788 159 520.

PAG’s Community Choir logo

Friends and families of all ages are invited to come and join PAG's disabled children to sing your hearts out. No experience is necessary. The choir master is Nonny Tabbush.

Mondays 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the West End Centre, Queens Road, Aldershot. £8.00 per half term. For more information please phone Ann.

The choir master and volunteer helpers are CRB checked.

Parkside (Aldershot and District Mencap) Children’s Saturday Clubs logo

The Saturday Scene club meets fortnightly on Saturdays from 10.00am until 12.30pm for children aged 6 to 11. Children have the opportunity to take part in many activities including baking, arts and crafts, using the sensory suite and visits to the local park.

The Our Space club for young people aged 12 to 16 years meets fortnightly on a Saturday from 9.30am until 12.30pm. A programme of off-site activities is run each term, to give the young people a sense of "moving on" and experiencing social opportunities in the wider community.

Parkside - The Cafe in the Park logo

Parkside’s Cafe in the Park offers low cost refreshments in Aldershot Park. It also provides volunteering opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to learn new skills whilst being supported by a trained staff member.

The cafe is open 7 days a week from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm but there will be extended hours if the park is busy or if there are events on. They also open on request for people or groups who may want to hold a meeting or if there is a game on the fields nearby.

Primary Times is a...What's On, Where to Go, What to Do guide for parents and teachers of Primary school children.

Princes Hall logo

Aldershot's entertainment venue. Theatre, shows, exhibitions, meetings rooms, community groups, etc.
Princes Hall is a service provided by Rushmoor Borough Council.

Princes Hall’s Youth Theatre logo

Princes Hall’s Youth Theatre is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 16 (subject to availability). The only requirement is an enthusiasm for theatre. The Youth Theatre Leaders are experienced drama professionals whose weekly sessions cover exercises, theatre games, role-play and stagecraft. Each group works towards a yearly public performance at the Princes Hall.

At times, students will have the opportunity to take part in workshops covering such aspects of theatre as stage combat, dance, commedia (performance with masks) and stage make up. Members are expected to show commitment to the Youth Theatre and are required to agree to and sign a code of conduct, which needs to be countersigned by a parent or guardian. Regular attendance is a condition of membership.

Saturdays:- 10.30am to 12.00 noon for 5 – 8 years. 10.30am to 12.30pm for 9 –11 years. 1.00pm to 3.00pm for 9 – 11 years. Tuesdays:- 7.00pm to 9.00pm for 12 – 16 years.

Each year there are three, eleven-week terms. Half-terms coincide with Hampshire’s school holiday dates. The cost for each term is £65.00, (£60.00 for the 5 – 8 years age group). Youth Theatre fees must be received 2 weeks before the start of term, otherwise places will be released to those on the waiting list. There is a strict waiting list policy. To register for the Youth Theatre please visit www.princeshall.com/youththeatre.htm

Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 noon at the Mayfield Community Centre, Farnborough. Use their PC’s for free and see how much money you could save on your bills and utilities. Free refreshments and free WiFi.

Advice and support from friendly tutors and volunteers. For more information please call Kim Jones.

QE2 Activity Centre caters for people of all ages with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and other specific needs.

You can go to the Centre for day activities, residential visits, the Greenhouse day service or their Friday Club. You can go with a group of friends, your family or carer, or your school or club. Some of their visitors are looking for a holiday where they can relax and try some new activities, and others want every moment filled with action. They aim to be flexible and give people the holiday or course that is right for them.

Raring 2 Go logo

For fun days out and exciting things to do, come rain or shine, Raring2go! has a host of information on places2go. Specifically designed with you in mind, we've got it covered, with everything for children aged 0-11.

Reading Force is a fun reading scheme for Forces families and friends. The scheme links families within the Forces with each other and with their local communities and encourages reading, writing about reading, and the satisfaction and improved communication that comes with this. It works through families and friends forming a reading group. The group commits to reading the same book (or books) and records what they think in a scrapbook to which they all add. The scrapbooks are provided by the scheme. The reading group – ideally a minimum of three and a maximum of eight – may be from a single family or several families. Those on tour in the UK or overseas can also take part and Reading Force will help keep everyone in touch. The group can then choose to submit their scrapbook for a team of reviewers at Kingston University to consider, and put it forward for one of several attractive prizes.

Scrapbooks will be handed out to children from Service families through their schools and will also be available in the Hive and local libraries. The only pre-requisite for signing up is that the school needs to take army children and that army children are involved in one of the reading groups. The scheme is supported by 145 Brigade, Hampshire County Council, Rushmoor Borough Council and Kingston University. To find out more contact Alison Baverstock on a.baverstock@kingston.ac.uk or Hattie Gordon on hattiegordon@yahoo.co.uk

Reading Force is the first national shared reading initiative for Service families and at its heart is the welfare of Service children and families and their friends. If you work with Service children, young people and families, please visit the website to discover more about Reading Force, and to register your school or organisation and become a Reading Force Ambassador.

They have two Reading Force scrapbook competitions a year and they also produce a bi-monthly newsletter.

Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum logo

Situated in the grounds of the original Army School of Physical Training, which was built in 1894, the museum tells the story of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps from its inception to present day. Discover how physical training in the British Army has advanced from the first organised lesson to modern concepts of physical training.

Runway’s End Outdoor Centre logo

Runway’s End is built amongst nine acres of woodland, between Farnborough and Aldershot and adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The Centre includes a modern accessible climbing and abseiling tower; a high and low ropes course; a caving system; an indoor multi-activity hall for archery, shooting, climbing and bouldering; canoeing and rafting and a canoe store with amenities; bespoke accommodation for up to 50 people; an amenities block for a large camping zone; a campfire amphitheatre; and various meeting, activity and training rooms.

As well as offering traditional activity breaks the centre can offer a range of programmes that are developed in a bespoke manner to meet your specific and individual needs. These include after school clubs, curriculum support, prefect training, programmes to challenge the behaviours and raise the self-esteem of the participants to promote a positive educational experience, teacher training venues and/or programmes, leadership courses, team building programmes and an alternative classroom facility.

For more information or to arrange a site visit, please email or call.

Rushmoor Arts Hub logo

Rushmoor Arts Hub (RAH) is here to support culture in the Borough of Rushmoor. We’re supported by the Arts Council England and steered by arts and community organisations active in the area. Whether your interest is in visual arts, film, music, dance, creative industries or technology we can help you! Find out more about RAH in the About Us section. Check out the News area for information about events and opportunities. Feel free to Contact Us if you would like to find out more.

Rushmoor Borough Council - Leisure Facilities logo

A wide range of recreational facilities including Farnborough Leisure Centre, Aldershot Pools and Southwood Golf Course. Information about the various facilities can be accessed through the links.

Rushmoor Gymnastics Academy logo

The Rushmoor Gymnastics Academy is located in Aldershot. There are seventeen full time and part time coaches and a range of classes catering for all levels of ability from under 5s to adult keep fit, plus a very full competition programme for both boys and girls, holiday badge courses and a summer camp.

Rushmoor Mallards Disability Sports Club logo

We are a disability sports club based at Farnborough, Hampshire, offering a wide range of sports for people with any impairment and of any age, together with their friends and family.

Rushmoor Netball Club logo

Rushmoor Netball Club is based in Aldershot and Farnborough and has been established for over 30 years. It is affiliated to The All England Netball Association and Hampshire Netball Association.

The Junior Netball section takes players from school years 4 and 5 (under 9 and under 10) and training is at the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre on a Tuesday from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.


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