Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay anything?

Fun days are always free.

Do I have to book a place?

There is no need to book. Fun days are open access, just drop in.

What time does the fun day start?

Fun days always start at 10 am.

What time does it end?

Fun days always end at 2 pm.

Can we turn up late?

You can pop in for any part of the day so just come along when you can, but please remember we pack up promptly at 2pm.

Can I bring my baby?

Of course you can. Even tiny babies enjoy watching what’s going on and you will have a chance to find out about things you can do as your baby grows into a toddler.

Where can I get a cup of tea or coffee?

To avoid the risk of scalds we prefer not to provide tea and coffee but drinking water will always be available. We suggest you bring a picnic and, if you really want a hot drink, bring a thermos flask.

What about changing and feeding babies?

Our venues usually have a basic baby changing area in the toilet.  Fun days are breast-feeding friendly and you will be able to find a quiet corner and a chair if you need one.

Can I leave my child at the fun day?

Parents/carers are responsible for their own children at all times. We are not insured to look after your child for you.

My school age child has an inset day; can I bring her/him along too?

We run fun days during school time so that older siblings will be in school and the focus will be on the under fives, but there are always occasions when this doesn’t work out. If you need to bring an older child along, please contact Linda on 02380 697 281 or email linda@eastleighfundaysgroup.org.uk  the day before the event.

What activities will there be?

Activities vary from place to place, but here are some we did in 2011:

 

  • Messy Play with sand, water, gloop
  • Playdough
  • Vegetable faces
  • Fruit kebabs
  • Fun with cardboard boxes
  • Face painting (parents and carers DIY)
  • Story time book corner
  • Music and movement
  • Soft play
  • Parachute games
  • Mini basketball
  • Ride on toys
  • Balls and bean bags
  • Puppet plays
  • Colouring
  • Making plant pots and planting seeds
  • Coconut shy (throwing bean bags at  papier maché coconuts)
  • Throw a custard pie (shaving foam) at a cardboard clown

 

Who provides the activities?

Local groups such as Children’s Centres, Hampshire Libraries, Hampshire  Usborne Books, Maracajacks, Eastleigh Borough Council, Pre-schools