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Head to the Chantry Centre in Andover for special activities fit for a King!

Roll out the red carpet as the Chantry Centre will be hosting some special royal-themed activities on Saturday 6 May.

In celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort, families can visit the indoor garden area, next to Boswell’s, to listen to stories and take part in free craft workshops.

​Audiences will be entertained by Amanda from Merry-go-Round Storytelling with her usual high energy as she reads The Kings Runaway Crown, a new book by Rosalind Park, in an interactive storytelling session.

After listening to the tale, children will have the opportunity to make and decorate their very own paper crowns with local artist Maija Liepins, before practising their royal wave and posing for a photo on a throne!

There will be four story and craft sessions taking place throughout the day at 10am, 11:15am, 12:45pm and 2pm, each lasting for one hour. There is no need to book and families are welcome to pop along to any of the sessions.

Coinciding with the crafts and stories, the centre’s monthly indoor market will also be popping back up between 9:30am to 4pm and will feature a variety of local independent businesses from the region.

Visitors can shop for handmade crafted items such as fragrant candles, unique artwork, jewellery and homeware.

There will be a selection of homemade preserves, local honey, sweet treats and beautiful handmade children’s clothes.

The market is open on the first Saturday of every month and features local independent traders, showcasing their unique products.

To find out more about May’s market traders and for more details about the free family activities to celebrate the coronation, visit

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