Castles, Knights and Princesses Drama, Dance and Singing Workshop

Thursday 25 July :10.30 am-11am & 11.15-11.45/ £2 

A thrilling adventure to recover the Sword in the Stone from the wicked Morgan Le Fay. Meet Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot before celebrating around the Round Table!

Aimed at ages 4-8 years. 

Tickets available from Basingstoke Discovery Centre, through the booking line on 01256 478670 or online




Slime Lab

Wednesday 31 July 1pm/ £6 

Another session to come along and get slimy with Slime Lab UK Basingstoke! We have been dabbling in slime for a while and the time has finally come to offer our Slime making workshops to you.  

Aimed at (but not exclusive to) children ages 5-10 years old. Your Slime fanatics will spend 60 - 90 minutes creating one to two different slime pots, experimenting with slime handling, join our Slime stretching competition and hang out with some new pals! 

We will provide an apron and wipes but please try and remind your children to wear old clothes and tie up long hair. 

Tickets available from Basingstoke Discovery Centre, through the booking line on 01256 478670 or online



Summer Reading Challenge 2019!

Saturday 13 July – Saturday 13th September

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. 

Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! 


Children can read whatever they like - fiction, fact books, poetry, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library. 

Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there's a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. Schools work with local libraries and give out information to encourage children to take part, and most libraries run Summer Reading Challenge linked early years activity for pre-schoolers. 

Throughout the Summer Reading Challenge, library staff and teenage and adult volunteers support children, helping them to discover new authors and explore a wide range of different types of books.