Something for the mini-bookworms amongst us. To celebrate World Book Day, Clare Maltby, Children’s Manager of Winchester’s P&G Wells has chosen her very favourite books for small people. If you haven’t popped into this wonderful indy bookshop tucked away in Kingsgate Village, read my review then trot down next time you get a moment. The children’s section is chokka with beautifully illustrated tomes, plus there are story sessions on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.Read more
Like a wood-pannelled, Edwardian curiosity shop, the UK’s oldest booksellers P&G Wells hides in the higgledy streets of Winchester’s Kingsgate village.
This quiet Cathedral of the mind has tended to the intellect and imagination of the city’s great, good (and let’s hope slightly wicked) people for over 250 years: it is one of Wykham’s very best kept secrets. The children’s section is particularly special — more on this later.Read more
Hands up who’s tired of grey, February skies? My children would agree. All this SATs pressure and limited daylight means only one thing, endless sofa bouncing. So before the little dears trash every inch of the house, get them outside quick. Need pointers? Read on.
Tree Climbing, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Mon 20 Feb
Get those classroom-bound kids outside, after a day climbing trees they’ll be fit as fiddles and bouncing with confidence.Read more