Media release - issued 20 Jul 2021

Super Summer Saturdays are coming to Aldershot

Get ready for a summer of fun, free adventures thanks to a series of Super Summer Saturdays taking place around Aldershot town centre.

Update - Saturday 24 July event postponed

The event planned for Saturday 24 July has been postponed until Sunday 8 August because of stormy weather forecast.

Featuring a cast of characters including giant slugs, trolls and an animatronic giant tortoise, the events include foraging for ingredients to create a repugnant stew for the trolls, trying your hand at becoming a pavement artist for a day and interactive hands-on fun with the beekeepers and their magical hive.

The activities, organised by Rushmoor Borough Council, are planned for six consecutive Saturdays, beginning with three free interactive shows this Saturday (24 July) in Princes Gardens, with Flock! - a sheep-herding show like no other, and The Allotment, where the vegetable nannies would like help in taking care of the baby fruits and veggies.

Events will take place in various locations around Aldershot town centre until the final event on Saturday 28 August, when Zelva, an animatronic tortoise will reveal her shell as a magical stage, in 'What the Tortoise Taught Us'.

Events are weather-dependent, so subject to change. Several locations are being used, including sites in Union Street, Wellington Street and Princes Gardens, so check for changes to locations, times and dates before attending.

All the sessions are free, and no pre-booking is required, although track and trace information may be requested on arrival.

In addition, free open-air theatre will be taking place at the Princes Gardens Bandstand on Saturday 7 August, when Alice in Wonderland will take to the stage.

Join the wonderful world of caterpillars, cards, tea-parties and rabbit holes when the Lewis Carroll classic tale comes to life, accompanied by toe-tapping songs, colourful characters and hilarious comedy.

Performances are at 1pm and 4.30pm. No pre-booking is required but capacity is limited so arrive early to avoid missing out on the fun! More information available at Princes Hall

Rushmoor Borough Council's Cabinet member for Planning and Economy, Councillor Marina Munro, said: "After a challenging 18 months, much of which has featured home-based entertainment and schooling, it is lovely to welcome back families to free, fun entertainment in Aldershot town centre this summer.

'We hope families, children and shoppers alike will stop awhile and enjoy this wide variety of entertainment.'

Full information about each of the shows is available on our  page.

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