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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Southampton

If you love everything sea-related you’ll love the atmosphere in Southampton but what you’ll love even more are all the exciting things to do in Southampton for you and your kids. Let’s dive in!

If you want to trace your local roots and learn more about your city, the SeaCity Museum is a wonderful place to enjoy an educational family day out. Those of you who’re fascinated by the story of Titanic will find lots of useful information about the city’s connection to the ship’s fate.

 

In the mood for a little more history on your day out? Visit the Tudor House and Garden

Or simply walk along the Southampton Town Wall and tell your kids all you know about the intriguing past of Southampton. Actually, did you know Southampton also has a huge connection to aviation? If not, then explore this part of the story at Solent Sky Museum.

 

Let’s move on from history to some more action-packed activities. Take the kids to The Pleasure Park for hours of outdoor fun and games, or if the weather’s grimm, go swimming in Southampton at The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre.

 

Love animals? Journey deep into the wonderful world of exotic wildlife at New Forest Wildlife Park or go to Manor Farm and Country Park and meet all your favourite farmyard animals up close. 

 

Wondering when to do all of that? Checking out the Hampshire school holiday dates may help with that!

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Two kids looking at a treasure trail

The Southampton Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

World-famous historian, Mags Carta, has a map and the promise of precious bounty; all she needs now is you!  Will you join her on The Southampton Tre...

Sign at Historic Southampton Guided Walks

Historic Southampton Guided Walks

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Southampton Tourist Guides Association Public Walks: with a maximum of 8 people, all public tours start at 11:00 from the South (High Street) side of...

Hollywood Bowl Southampton

Hollywood Bowl Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Competitors are welcome at Hollywood Bowl Southampton, where games galore are yours to win! Eyes on the prize, everyone. On your first steps towards...

1st Base - Baseball Entertainment Centre

1st Base - Baseball Entertainment Centre

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Put your batting skills to the test at 1st Base - Baseball Entertainment Centre, UK's first baseball simulator! Adults and kids (10+) can play togeth...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema de Lux Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Take the whole family and enjoy heaps of new films at Showcase Cinema de Lux Southampton, where there's an amazing 10 screens showing the best new fi...

Outside view of SeaCity Museum in Southampton

SeaCity Museum

  • Southampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At SeaCity Museum there are 2 permanent exhibition galleries available here. The main exhibition area of SeaCity Museum tells the story of the impact...

People swimming at The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre in Southampton

The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Facilities for diving at the Quays are some of the best in the south of England. There are two 1m and two 3m springboards and 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10...

Tutor building at Tudor House and Garden in Southampton

Tudor House and Garden

  • Southampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Tudor House and Garden A little trip here gives a unique and atmospheric insight for kids into the lives and times of its residents through the years...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Films are a great way to teach kids about the world around them, from the bottom of the ocean to outer space. See life on the big screen at ODEON Sou...

Jungle Jeans

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

A truly magical experience awaits you at Jungle Jeans. Discover the sights and sounds of the play frame jungle while the adults sit back, relax and e...

Tudor merchant's house on Curious About Southampton trail

Curious About Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Southampton Southampton gives an exciting glimpse into what makes this amazing maritime city what it is. Our two unique walks can be en...

Aeroplane at Solent Sky Museum in Southampton

Solent Sky Museum

  • Southampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Solent Sky Museum depicts the history of aviation in Southampton, the Solent area and Hampshire. There is special focus on the Supermarine aircra...

Bouldering walls at Boulder Shack Climbing Gym in Southampton

Boulder Shack Climbing Gym

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

At the Boulder Shack Climbing Gym, a love of climbing is catching! Bouldering is available with independent or structured sessions while climbing cal...

Beaulieu

Beaulieu

  • Brockenhurst
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Make like royalty deep in the heart of the New Forest;  Beaulieu is an award-winning day out packed with motors and a magnificent Palace House. Get s...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Monkey Bizness Southampton

Monkey Bizness Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If your little primates need to blow off some steam, take a trip to Monkey Bizness Southampton: the place where monkeying around is a must! The centr...

Kids climbing at Southampton Common

Southampton Common

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Southampton Common covers some 326 acres it's no surprise that the common covers a wealth of terrain types, each offering their own indigenous mini b...

People in costumes at Exciting Escapes in Southampton

Exciting Escapes

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you like the Crystal Maze then you'll love  Exciting Escapes! You'll have just 60 minutes to solve clues and puzzles to escape the room. Communica...

Kids playing with legos at Block Party Play Cafe in Southampton

Block Party Play Cafe

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Love playing with LEGO? Let’s get building then! Stop for a hot drink at Block Party Play Cafe and let the little ones play at the cafe’s colourful L...

Rock Up Whitley

Rock Up Whitley

  • Whiteley
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Rock Up Whiteley is a thrilling indoor climbing adventure which is guaranteed to get the whole family scaling the heights. With 26 epic ascents and o...

Peppa Pig and The Queen at the boat ride at Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire

Paultons Family Theme Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • The New Forest
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

She’s pink, plucky and a staple of every household with kids under 5. Guessed who yet? Peppa Pig of course! Come and meet her and the rest of the gan...

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