Summer bucket list

Summer bucket list

Time to update your summer bucket list!

Summer is in full swing and the school holidays are fast approaching! Maybe you’re looking for a new hobby to keep busy over the break, or perhaps you’re looking for a fun day out in the sun to keep the kids entertained!

Whatever you’re looking for, there’s never been a better time to try out some of the fun things happening across our patch – and our local retailers have a great selection of summer events, classes and activities to help fill your summertime.

Here’s our bucket list of things you can do across the patch to keep busy.

Do tag us if you give any a go!

Teach the kids how to cook

Martine Head of The Bake Bag is a qualified food teacher and has a summer cooking club for ages 7-16 to get their skills up to scratch!

For just £25, kids can learn how to make their own delicious dishes – from family favourites, like homemade pizza, to cherry and white chocolate scones that would make a great treat for Nan and Grandad.

It’s a great chance to teach them a new skill, not to mention the fun part… eating the food afterwards!

Book your space with the link below! Or check out her Instagram for more classes, bakes and cake creations!

Go strawberry picking

If you’re looking for a way to get the kids out in the sun, try taking them to a Pick Your Own farm!

Across our patch, there are several strawberry fields that are open over summer, so why not pop down and pick a punnet?

Our favourites are Steve Harris PYO or Hollam Nurseries – both in Titchfield!

Check them out below!

Steve Harris PYO

Hollam Nurseries 

Pop to a play café

For little ones with big imaginations, head over to the play cafés on our patch!

For Locks Heath locals, there’s Little Big Village, which has a great kids’ menu with dairy and gluten-free options – not forgetting a cake and coffee for Mum and Dad!

In Portchester town centre you’ll find Busy Town, a great play café where kids can play vet, chef, doctor and more. There is also a mini shop selling unique and affordable toys!

Finally, those in Fareham have the Sweet Peas Play Café along West Street, which offers pottery painting as well as a sensory room for those with babies.

Take a leap of faith

Top Rock in Fareham is a great way to spend a fun day with the family, or to let your own inner child roam free! Perfect for all ages and abilities, the climbing centre is one of the UK’s largest and highest Top Rocks.

Plus, those with children who live and go to school in Fareham can sign up for the Access All Areas pass, where those between 11-16 years old can take part in four activities – for £10! Choose from climbing at Top Rock, inflatable pool parties, sailing, scuba diving and more!

Take a look at their website for more information!

Step out of your comfort zone

Helena Ruff of @floscircle offers ‘Access Bars treatments’ – so if you’re looking to start the summer with a fresh mindset, this could be the way to go!

Helen says: “An Access Bars treatment runs an electromagnetic charge from me to the client, which cleanses the mind from anxieties, stresses and negative thoughts – allowing you to reboot. It’s a bit like a release, a reset”.

If you’re interested in Access Bars and finding out more about how the treatment works, head over to our blog ‘Going with the Flo’.

Check it out here!

Or check out her Instagram below.

Explore the local area

We have plenty of fab walks for anyone to take on this summer! If you need some inspiration, here are just a few ideas: