'Have a Go!' Alton
There are a range of sports, drama, arts, craft and other clubs and activities open to children and young people in the Alton Area with disabilities. Details of activities and support can be seen below and if you would like to find out more follow the hyperlink to the providers own website where you can find out more information.
Challengers are a registered children’s charity that provides vital and exciting play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people age 2-25. They do this through their centres in Guildford and Farnham and at several pop up schemes across Surrey and the South East, including in Alton. They support any child or young person with any impairment at:
Preschool scheme (age 2-4)
Playschemes (age 4 - 12)
Youth schemes (age 13 - 18)
Young Adult schemes (18-25)
The Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) is a National Children's Day 2015 Play Champion! We operate across East Hampshire covering 200 square miles. We offer high quality play opportunities for children aged 5-12years old. But 0-4's are very welcome too. It's £2 for 4year olds & £4 for 5yrs+ per session.
Get Activ8'd runs sports taster sessions across East Hampshire for 7-14yr olds. We encourage children & young people to try a sport and to join a local club in the area. Prices for sessions range from £4-£10 per child dependant on activity.
RAPP & GetActiv8'd are both inclusive groups for children and young people
The Curtis Museum and Allen Gallery in Alton offer exciting opportunities to explore and learn about the history of Alton and its surrounds. The Curtis Museum holds one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire. One of the highlights of the collection is the famous Anglo-Saxon Alton Buckle. The Allen Gallery offers an intimate setting for one of the South's most outstanding collections of English, continental and oriental pottery, porcelain and tiles. We have a fantastic offer for schools and families, with something available for everyone. The Curtis Museum offers a range of hands-on, facilitated primary school sessions that support classroom learning, including 'Alton's Saxon Graves' (Key Stage 2) and 'Exploring Toys' (Key Stage 1). The Allen Gallery has free activity bags for the under 5's, which give our youngest visitors and their families the chance to explore our displays through play, books, games and puzzles. Both venues have family activity stations with a range of activities to enjoy during visits, and both host exciting families activities and events. The Allen Gallery also hosts evening talks and temporary exhibitions.
Alton Library Come and visit Alton Library. The staff here are very friendly and willing to help with any questions you may have. There is a lot to offer from borrowing books, magazines, music cd’s, dvd’s and spoken word cd’s to Children’s story time, reading groups, craft and chat group, poetry group and evening events.