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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Southampton

Sea lovers in the family? With all the fun things to do in Southampton, a day out in this lovely port city is ideal for you.

Older children and adults will enjoy the Sea City Museum with its stories of the people that lived and sailed the waters back in the early 1900s, including those who had a connection to the ill-fated Titanic. Explore an interactive model of the great ship in the museum and walk in the footsteps of those who boarded it with such hope back in 1912.

If you prefer to travel by plane then the Solent Sky Museum is for you. It tells the aviation history of the area and features the Submarine S.6 seaplane and Submarine Spitfire as well as other vintage aircraft.

During Southampton family days out you can continue your journey into history by visiting the Tudor House and Gardens. With over 800 years of history on one site, transport yourself back to the 15th century as you discover what life was like for the people of Southampton at that time. There are different featured events for all ages throughout the year, such as festivals, crafts and much more.

Just a couple of miles outside of the centre children can pick from laser tag, tenpin bowling or have a game of crazy golf at the outdoor sports centre.

 

Find your perfect day out

The Outdoor Sports Centre

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The Outdoor Sports Centre offers a huge range of space and equipment for active activities including cricket pitches, multi-purpose pitches for footb...

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre offers adventurous activities for families, adults and kids from the age of 8 years. Activities include: Climbing,...

Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

It's time to hit the slopes! Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton is a great venue for beginner, intermediate and experienced snowsport enthusiasts....

The Pleasure Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Theme parks don’t have to cost you a fortune. The Pleasure Park is a great value mini fun fair on Southampton’s Sports Centre. There are 20 attractio...

Jeffries Jungle

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jeffries Jungle is an indoor play centre offering a traditional soft play experience with a huge multi level climbing maze and assault course packed...

Oxygen Freejumping Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Oxygen Freejumping Southampton isn't your average trampoline park unless plenty of others have an ex-James Bond actor who's the inventor of freerunni...

Marwell Zoo

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Head over to Marwell Zoo, home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species, plus it's set across 140 acres, so there will be plenty of opportunities...

Eling Tide Mill Experience

  • Totton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore centuries of fascinating history with the Eling Tide Mill Experience - take a peek into the inner workings of an active tide mill and let the...



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Itchen Valley Country Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Beautiful Itchen Valley Country Park has now held a Green Flag Award for 3 consecutive years! They're talking 440 acres of heaven and you can get a g...

Go Ape Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Sitting right next to the beautiful River Itchen, Go Ape Southampton offers two family-friendly high ropes adventures with stunning views over meadow...

Gleneagle Equestrian Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The friendly team of instructors at Gleneagles Equestrian Centre all hold British Horse Society qualifications and they are experienced in teaching a...

Lakeside Country Park

  • Eastleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The lovely Lakeside Country Park is created from reclaimed gravel pits, which makes the range and quality of it's landscaping even more special and i...

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

  • Eastleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Get ahead of steam this year at Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway. Take your kids on a day out to a train station where they can be a conductor for a...

New Forest Wildlife Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Journey deep, down into the woods and discover a wonderful, wildlife surprise in New Forest Wildlife Park. You will meet indigenous species in their...

QE2 Activity Centre

  • Burlesdon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

QE2 Activity Centre At the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activities Centre they provide opportunities for people with disabilities to take part i...

Manor Farm and Country Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Being outdoors is known to be good for the soul, which is just one of many reasons to visit Manor Farm and Country Park. This historic farm has a Vic...

Longdown Activity Farm

  • Ashurst
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Get ready to get your hands dirty as you become a real farmer at Longdown Activity Farm! This lovely family-run farm has everything you need to have...

Play Shack

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a clean, bright and friendly soft play centre in Hedge End? With a huge play area, featuring a 3-level climbing maze and an indoor footba...

Partyman World Eastleigh

  • Eastleigh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If you fancy celebrating a special birthday or, really, any day of the week, Partyman World Eastleigh is the place for you with a ball pond, balloon...

Hollywood Bowl Eastleigh

  • Eastleigh
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Indoor family entertainment doesn't get much better than classic tenpin bowling! Have a go at Hollywood Bowl Eastleigh. Both you and your kids will h...

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