Monthly Archives: October, 2018

Christmas Day Lunch

Would you like some company on Christmas Day?

Park Community School’s MUNCH team

kindly invite you to join them for

a traditional Christmas lunch

Park Community School.
25th December 2018
11am – 4pm
Middle Park Way, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 4BU

Booking in advance is essential because the elves need to prepare a sumptuous feast and let Father Christmas know where everyone is.

For more information please contact:
Lorraine Daughtrey
Telephone: 02392489807
Park Community School,
Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU

Half-Term Activities

Here are a few suggestions for things to enjoy together over half-term; for ideas.

(The following ideas have a cost involved)
Halloween Family Trail at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey.
Join Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for creepy fun in the Gardens on a spooky self-guided trail. Survive the tricks and receive a small chocolate treat!
Visit the following site for further information; or ring 01794 369318. Tickets £2.50

Also, a Halloween session of fun, spooky songs and storytelling around the campfire. Join Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in the woods where they will help you to make your own witch’s broom to take home. You can toast your own marshmallow and enjoy some popcorn that is cooked over the fire too! Suitable for 4-12 years. See their website for more details.

Beaulieu, National Motor Museum. New Forest.
01590 612345
Discover the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu this October half-term – plus visit the brand new exhibition celebrating 50 years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Visit between 20 – 28 October to see harvest festival-themed decorations in Palace House. (Cost involved)

Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey
23 – 28 October | 10am – 4pm: Inspired by the exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village. for more information.

Bluebird the Storyteller presents …
TISTOU – THE BOY WITH GREEN THUMBS at Waterlooville Library.
Local storyteller Bluebird tells her version of Tistou the Boy with Green Thumbs based on the 1965 book by Maurice Duron. This is a delightful story suitable for children 7+ and adults alike. Tuesday 23 October 2018, 10.30am. Tickets £4 per child with one accompanying adult free. Buy one and get one free! Available from the library on 02392 252608, or online at

Here are some suggestions from the National Trust from their ’50 things to do’ list;
-Go for an ‘adventure walk’ with your child at night with a torch and try some star gazing.
-Build a den together with an old sheet and pegs (great for indoors when it’s pouring with rain).
-Grab some binoculars and go bird watching with your child. Take a bird book with you from the library and see how many you can spot.
-Fly a kite
-Skim stones at the beach

CHILDREN GO FREE at British Airways i360 between 22nd and 26th October! Book online to avoid missing out. (Beware-still a cost for adults!)

Please don’t forget to read with your child every day if possible (even if it’s only 10 mins) and also let them have a good rest before returning to school.
Have fun!

The Importance of Nature to Children

You might be interested to read The National Trust’s publication considering the importance of nature to children today. This is not a new document (2012) but makes very interesting reading. Copy and paste the link below, or put ‘National Trust natural childhood document’ in to a search engine to find it.