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August 2018 - Edition 275

There are so many activities and events for children and families to take part in over the summer holidays, both inside the Centre and out in Hayling Park, along with the newly refurbished pirate themed ‘Play Park’ which looks amazing. 

Please ‘save the date’ for Hayling Island Community Centre Associations fundraising event ‘Bank Holiday Family Fun Day and Car Boot’ on Monday 27th August 10am to 2pm. This event will be held in the park, weather permitting, along with, giant ‘prize every time’ tombola, BBQ, Donkey Rides, Hook-a-Duck, Face Painting and Beat the Goalie etc. If you would like to book a pitch for the car boot charges will be £6 charity sellers, £8 car and £12 vans. Sorry no traders. Please ring 02392 467545 to book a pitch. Sorry, no Traders.

Sunday 5th August 10am-2pm Redwood Active are holding their popular ‘Time to Play’ indoor Discovery Day with fencing, archery, bouncy castle and games with sessions costing only £1. No need to book just turn up and play. Their weekly class will be running throughout the summer on Mondays from 4pm- 6pm. Call Chris on 07565 969731 or email for more information.

The Art Hub: Art Club for families will be running two sessions over the summer holidays so why not come and have some arty, crafty fun. These drop-in sessions run from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday 7th and Tuesday 21st August. Children of all ages are welcome and costs £2.50 per child.

The ‘Three Churches Fete’ will be on Wednesday 8th August 12-4pm with all the usual family fun, including craft stalls, tombola, face painting, book and toy stalls as well as arena displays. There will be plenty to keep the family entertained. The event will be held indoors in case of rain, so it will definitely take place whatever the weather.

Come along with the family and meet mascots of your favourite ‘Super Heroes & Villains’ at a Fun Day on Saturday 11th August from 10am to 1pm. This will be a fabulous event with games and entertainment, bouncy castle, charity stalls, craft stalls and much more. Entry is FREE. All money raised from this event will go to local charities.

The HI Lions are holding a Teddy Bears Picnic in the park on Wednesday 15th from 2pm to 4pm. Why not bring your own picnic and favourite teddy and come and be entertained for the afternoon.

Bring your children along to the indoor ‘Inflatable and Soft Play Day’ on Wednesday 22nd from 10am to 5pm where there will be an amazing selection of inflatable’s, including a train with carriages, princess carriage and big bus. There will be a soft play area for your little ones as well. Sessions cost £5 for two hours. Please book via

Looking ahead to September, the Horticultural Society Summer Show ‘Dahlias & Crysanthemums’ will be held on Saturday 1st September at 2pm with disabled entry at 1.30pm. 

On Sunday 2nd September from 11am to 4pm the ‘Mind, Body & Spirit Fayre’ will be hosting their event. £2 entrance.

We still have some seats available on our coach trips. The West End production of ‘Evita’ at the Kings Theatre, Southsea on Tuesday 13th November, tickets cost £42pp. The coach will depart at 6pm for the performance at 7.30pm.

‘Phantom of the Opera’ at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End on Thursday 23rd August costs £65pp and the coach will depart at 9am for the 2.30pm performance. 

The new ‘Time Together Group’, which runs on the 2nd Wednesday in the month from 1.30pm-3.30pm, are looking for volunteers to support people affected by Dementia and their friends, family and carers. The group provides an opportunity for people to meet regularly and talk about living with dementia in an informal social environment. You will provide support to the group leader to enable people affected by dementia engage with and socialise with other group members. If you are interested or have any questions about the role, please contact Alison Wood on 01264 835246 or email