Junior Minstead

Junior Minstead was set up over 42 years ago to bring together Minstead children from the age of 3 upwards through a variety of events and get-togethers.

The activities are wide-ranging and can include anything from night hikes in the Forest in December to a Summer Sports Day in June.

A major highlight is the annual Junior Minstead Pantomime which takes place every March using a full cast of local children.

We welcome every child in the village to our club and you are free to attend as much or as little and as you’d like, but we find that involvement has opened the door to many lasting friendships both for the children and their parents!

Please contact the Membership Secretary, Naomi Harte, as below if you are interested in joining in and getting involved.


Forthcoming Events

Easter Trail 2021

Junior Minstead Easter Trail is ready to go!! If you are walking through the village you are welcome to follow the Easter Trail which will remain out until Easter Monday late afternoon. Click Junior Minstead Easter Trail and follow the clues to find the letters to decipher the Easter message. The Community Shop is also open for refreshments to start or end the trail with a treat!

(Nov 20 will be updated soon!)


Junior Minstead present the 43rd pantomime ‘Flower Show Shenanigans’ on Friday 6th March (evening performance) and Saturday 7th March (matinee). Rehearsals are under way and this year Jo Vardy has kindly returned to write the script.
Further details to follow.

Recent Events

JM Panto 2019

This year’s Junior Minstead Pantomime “A Twist of Oliver” was another fantastic success.



JM Panto 2018

Our 41st Annual pantomime “Despicable Me-Instead” was a great success and we managed to raise £656 from our charity raffle and programmes which was donated to Minstead Trust and Southampton Children’s Hospital.

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