A day out in the town centre
Head to The Malls Shopping Centre this Valentine's day for some make and takes and get a chocolate heart from the Queen of Hearts on stilts! Throughout the week children can also enjoy the moving cup and saucer ride and enjoy donuts and crepes from the wooden hut.
Celebrate “Puppy Love” this Valentine’s weekend at Festival Place. Expect a whole host of dog themed fun in Porchester Square from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February.
As part of your day out you could design your own shoes at The Willis Museum, take part in the Discovery Centre’s Festival of Climate Change events or enjoy an escape room.
For some relaxed family-friendly fun head to Proteus Creation Space on Thursday 16 February for their ‘Don’t be bored day’. They will have lots of board games and colouring set up throughout the rooms in the morning, then a Fancy Dress Disco and to finish off the day, they’ll be showing a family film. Perfect for kids aged 4 to 11 years accompanied by parents. You can buy tickets on their website.
The Anvil will be showing Sing-a-long-a Encanto on Friday 17 February. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and audience participation is essential!
You can enjoy a whole day of gaming at The Dice Tower for just £3 per person, Monday to Thursday. This board game café and restaurant has a library of over 350 game titles.
Take a walk and discover more about local history by taking part in two trails. Explore the architecture of the towns buildings, learn more about local famous residents from the past and more interesting historical facts in the Basingstoke Town Trail, a 90 minute self-guided trail around Basingstoke town centre. Discover Basingstoke’s very own outdoor art gallery with the Street’s Alive trail.