Tidworth Family Learning Festival

16th September 2019, 8:36pm | By richardrogers | Event Date : 20191024

Family Learning Festival, Tidworth Community Area

Thursday 24th October – Sat 2nd November


We have put together a fantastic and varied programme for this year’s family learning festival and we are sure  that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The good news is that almost everything will be free although do note that booking is required for some events.

The events will all take place in the following locations

Tidworth Leisure Centre

Nadder Road,




Turn off the A338 (Pennings Road) along Ordinance Close. Take the first right turn down Nadder Road and the centre is on your left
St Andrews Hall

Kohat Road




Heading towards Bulford, take the first right turn after passing The Oval and before the entrance to VP2
Garrison Theatre

St Andrews Road,



Take the turning by the Esso garage off the A338 (Pennings Road) and it Is on your right. There is very limited parking


How to Book

Where booking is required for any of the events, please either:

Email: flfcommunitybookings@gmail.com

Tel: Joyce on 07973726169


Thursday 24 October, 10am – 12pm

Family Pottery Sessions with Wiltshire creative


Get hands on with clay in this family friendly session. BOOKING REQUIRED

Tidworth leisure Centre


Thursday 24 October, 10am – 3pm

Learn amazing new skills with Wessex Community Circus


Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, trapeze, ride the crazy bikes and so much more at one of the most exciting circus workshops in the UK. And if you show promise, they might just recruit you for the circus club in Ludgershall!

Tidworth Leisure centre

Thursday 24 October, 2.15pm – 2.45pm

Rhyme Time


Share rhymes and actions with 0-5 year olds. A great way to help children develop early communication skills and interaction with other children, as well as being an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other families.

Friday 25 October,

1.30pm – 3pm workshop

3.30pm – 5pm performance

“The Boy who cried wolf”


This colourful show combines exquisite puppetry and dynamic storytelling with live music, singing and the chance to join in. The workshop is ideal for ages 4-11 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult).



Army Welfare Service St Andrews Hall.

Saturday 26 October, 10am – 11am

Petting animals with Creature Teacher


There is nothing quite like learning about and handling animals. This is sure to be very popular and with spaces limited do book early.




Army Welfare Service, Tidworth Leisure Centre

Sunday 27 October, 11am – 12pm

Drumming with Jamma de Samba


All equipment and tuition provided for you to get in the rhythm and start drumming together



Tidworth Leisure Centre


Monday 28th October   – Angel Exit Theatre – Bookclub for Super Spies theatre performance for 5 – 8 year olds. Featuring puppets, clues to find, riddles to solve. 1pm start in Tidworth library
Monday 28 October, 2pm – 3pm

Meet the authors of “Deepest Wiltshire”

Explore Wiltshire’s little-known stories, culture and traditions with journalists Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir, the authors of this new book. From quirky tales to highway robbery this is an opportunity not to be missed.



Tidworth Garrison Theatre

Tuesday 29 October, 10am – 12pm

Nepalese Family Craft


This is an opportunity for all the Nepalese community to have a go at craft work no matter what your age.


St Andrews Hall

Tuesday 29 October

Jo Binks Christmas Crafts, 2pm – 4pm


Christmas is getting even closer and now is the time to start preparing and making some decorations together


St Andrew Hall

Tuesday 29 October

6.40pm – 7.40pm and 7.40pm – 8.40pm

Family archery


Have you fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Why not try out your archery skills with this family taster session.


Tidworth Leisure Centre Sports Hall

Tuesday 29 October, 2pm – 3pm

Story explorers and Halloween crafts


Have some spooky fun with this family session


Library, Tidworth Leisure Centre

Wednesday 30 October, 1pm – 2.30pm

Play for those children with special education needs and young carers


Come and have a messy time of play together and have a lot of fun doing so. Go on, you know you want to!


AWS, Tidworth leisure Centre

Wednesday 30 October

10.30am – 11pm and 1pm – 2.30pm

Action time


Bring your toddler along and join in with a fun story and singing session which is also great for their listening, visual, memory and socialising skills.


Library, Tidworth leisure Centre

Thursday 31 October, 10am – 3pm

Get creative with Wiltshire Scrap Store


Prepare to enter an imaginative world. Explore, create and get messy in this family workshop where everything is an adventure!


AWS, Tidworth Leisure Centre

Thursday 31st October, 10am – 12pm

Any Body Can Cook!


There is nothing better than cooking as a family and this ‘Any Body Can Cook’ taster session provides a stimulating and engaging learning environment to do just that.




St Andrews Hall

Friday 1 November

A day of preparation for Saturday

Saturday 2 November, 10am – 4pm


Join us for the grand finale of the festival with the main theme being history.


The Mobile Museum will be hosting the Tidworth History Festival where they and other organisations will be coming together to display a huge and varied range of displays, stalls and artefacts. There will also be lots for all ages to participate in including games, dressing up, a large solar system puzzle, shield making, fuzzy felt aircrafts, lego mosaic making, cave painting, pottery and much much more. This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed!


This will also be a great opportunity to meet many of the clubs organisations and service providers in the local area who will have stands all around the leisure centre. Why not find out what they offer, how you can get involved or how you may help as a volunteer


Tidworth Leisure Centre


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