Activities in Chandler's Ford

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Activities in Chandler's Ford 

Coming up:

hcaCentrestage Productions (Station Lane)

Centrestage Website 

The Hilt (off Hiltingbury Road)

The Hilt Website

Chandler's Ford Library (Fryern Mall)

Every Monday - Children's Storytime 2.15pm (free)

1st and 3rd Tuesday of month - Children's Rhymetime for babies and toddlers 10-10.30am (free)

Library Web Site


The Chandler's Ford Central Club (Central Precinct)
Chandlers Ford Central Club Web Site

Chameleon Theatre Company (Hursley Road)

Chameleon Web Site

Thornden Hall

Thornden Hall Web Site 

 

Popular Leisure Destinations

Hocombe MeadHocombe Mead  Eastleigh's very first Local Nature Reserve, owned by Eastleigh Borough Council and maintained with some fantastic support from a local group of volunteers.  It can be accessed from Ashdown road or Hiltingbury Road but parking is very limited. 

Please park considerately in local streets.  Occasionally we have cattle grazing there so please keep dogs under control at all times.

 

 

 

 

 

LakesHiltingbury Lakes  7 hectares of woodland, lakes and wildlife which have recently undergone a £20,000 improvements in a joint project with the Environment agency to improve water quality.   The lakes are located off Hiltingbury Road just a little to the west of Kingsway shops.  Parking is limited to on street parking so please be considerate to local residents. 

Fishing is by licence.  These can be obtained from Home Stores Tackle 023 8055 1974 

 

 

 

 

 

Flexford

Flexford Nature Reserve  Owned by Eastleigh Borough Council and located off Baddesley Road this site is managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. 


It can be accessed from Baddesley Road, North Millers Dale and Charelcote Drive.  It has a magnificent selection of flora and fauna and is an especially popular location for spring visitors.  At this time of year, the woodland is carpeted with wild garlic.

 

Ramalley

 

 

Ramalley Copse.  From the Ramalley lane car park (off Hursley Road) you can wander through this 2 hectare site over the railway and through to Valley Park. 

The woodland is subject to programmed coppicing, continuing a century old tradition.  Ramalley was allegedly the site of the original Chandler's Ford Merrie Fest - a celebration of the harvesting of the Merrie Cherry. 

Unfortunately, youngsters allegedly used to become somewhat intoxicated from eating the fallen cherries that had started to ferment.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities for Young People

Loft

The Loft Youth Club (Hiltingbury Recreation Ground). 

The Loft is primarily used by the The Solent Youth Action Group and its main function is to provide youth facilities to young people in the community.

Other local youth groups will be warmly welcomed to make use of these high tech facilities as will the community in general for private functions when not in use by the youth groups.

 

Centrestage Youth Productions (Station Lane)

CypBased at 'The Arch' next to Chandler's Ford railway station, Centrestage is a great theatre company that encourages personal development, helps young people gain experience in the area of performing arts and inevitably helps develop life long friendships.  Ages range from 11 to 18+ and everyone has the opportunity to get involved and enjoy the fun. 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyp2

Performances normally take place twice a year at The Point in Eastleigh town centre. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreation Grounds

Hiltingbury Fryern and Pennine Way Recreation Grounds are the three main sites in Chandler's Ford.  Hilt5

Hiltingbury has a modern play area, a range of skateboarding equipment (half pipe quarter pipe, box, volcano) and the only 'free' tennis courts in the Borough. 

Fryern has a halfpipe skate ramp, an enclosed hard surface  basketball court and five-a-side court and a modern play area with electronic team game machine. 

Pennine Way has a modern play area and a small soft surface football area..  In addition to the recreation grounds, there are play areas at Westmorland Way, Constantine Avenue and Mead Road.  Further play areas are planned for Hursley Road and Hut Farm Place. 

 

Scouts and Guides

There are numerous scout and guide packs in Chandler's Ford, based at Brickfield Lane, Rammalley Lane and Hiltingbury Recreation Ground.