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01 Feb 2022
Whilst we know getting the bus can be a great day out in itself for kids, Andover also has loads to offer little ones. Our top 5 activities are all accessible by local services in Andover so why not leave the car at home and take a trip on the bus.
Finkley Down Farm. Hop on board service 13 and it’s a short walk to the farm. With indoor and outdoor play parks as well as animal handling and feeding there is lots to keep the family occupied. Pre-booking is essential for entry to the farm.
Tots City Play Café – Toddlers will love visiting with nine areas dedicated to imaginative role play, they’ll love dressing up and pretending to play doctors, mechanics, hairdressers and more! You’ll find Tots Play in the Chantry Centre, catch any Andover service bound for the bus station. Booking is advisable.
Riverside Bowl – The entertainment venue not only hosts ten pin bowling, but you can enjoy a game of Glo-Golf too. Play crazy golf in the dark where the course and golf balls all glow! There’s a diner and arcade on site too. Jump off the bus at Bridget Street at the Methodist Church stop. Services 1, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 76, 86 and P20 stop here.
Charlton Lakeside – If it’s an outdoor activity you’re after catch the Andover – Charlton service 3. There’s a picturesque park, pitch and putt as well as a playground.
Andover Museum – Home to two museums, one depicting the history of Andover, the other tells the story of a local Iron Age hillfort. They have plenty for children to do, this February half term they have Roman themed activities and workshops. Catch services 1 or 7 to get there.
Andover Family DayRider tickets start from £7.20 on the Stagecoach mobile app and are valid for a day’s unlimited travel for four people (maximum of 2 adults).