Children's events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre in May

17th April 2018

Autism and Sociability

Saturday 12 May / 2pm – 3.30pm / FREE

In this talk and Q & A session Caroline Hearst, a late diagnosed autistic woman, will examine how and why autistic people often struggle socially, and will suggest ways that autistic and non autistic people might better understand each other and communicate effectively.  Expect an interesting and surprising exploration of an aspect of autism from an informed insider perspective. Caroline Hearst is the founder of Autism Matters  and AutAngel.

Foster and Adoption

Thursday 31 May: 4pm – 8.30pm / FREE

Could you foster or adopt? The Finding Homes for Hampshire Children’s Team are hosting a free adoption and fostering information drop-in event between 5-8pm. Not only can they answer all your questions, they can help you take the next step along your journey. One of our foster carers will also be available to share their experiences.

Children’s events 


These 40-minute classes are especially tailored for young scientists aged 2-4 years old.

Experiments – Singing – Stories – Interactive – Come along and nurture a lifelong passion for science!

Monday 16 April - Monday 16 July (not Mondays 7 & 28 May)

An 11-week course / £71.50

- 9.40am (Ages 2-3)

- 10.40am (Ages 3-4)

- 11.40am (Ages 3-4)

Thursday 19 April  – Thursday 12 July (not Thursday 31 May)

An 11-week course / £71.50

- 9.40am (Ages 3 - 4)

- 10.40am (Ages 2 - 3)

Tickets can be booked via our website and navigating your way to Basingstoke Discovery Centre, by phone during opening hours on 01256 478670, or in person at the Discovery Centre. 

Children’s Crafts

Saturday 26 May / from 10am / FREE / Ages 3+

It’s Elmer Day! Drop in for some patchwork elephant fun

T. 01256 473777 E.