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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

Laserquest Swindon

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laserquest Swindon operates a Family Entertainment centre, comprising of Laserquest, Indoor Soft play for younger children, a Video arcade and Cafe w...

Cineworld Swindon - Shaw Ridge

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld Swindon - Shaw Ridge. Share the magic...

Space Play

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Space Play can be found inside LaserQuest Swindon, which is just 5 minutes from the M4 junction 16, and just 2 minute's walk from the West Swindon sh...

Tenpin Swindon

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Strike lucky this week with a trip to Tenpin Swindon. It’s a family day out which will provide the perfect antidote to after-school or weekend boredo...

Cineworld Didcot

  • Didcot
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

There's nothing like a great movie adventure to get the imagination going! Find your next must-see film at Cineworld Didcot. Share the magic of the b...

Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Horsham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

At Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre they have a wide range of birds from hawks to eagles, falcons to owls, and vultures to kites! They have around 70 bir...

Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre

  • Chippenham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Chippenham Museum is a community museum with lots to see and do for the whole family. We hold Chippenham's local history collection with links to Alf...

Apple Tree Studio

  • East Horsley
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Apple Tree Studio has a wide variety of bowls, pots and even ceramic animals waiting for an artistic eye and a lick of paint. Painting your own ceram...



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Royal Wootton Bassett Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Wootton Bassett
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There’s a mystery brewing in the town, one that’s got all the locals in a flap and demanding answers! Call your crack team of spies and get to the bo...

Rockstar Climbing

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Rockstar Climbing is an indoor climbing centre providing Taster Sessions for children and families, fun climbing parties, regular children's climbing...

RHS Garden Wisley

  • Woking
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Visit the RHS Garden Wisley and wander for a stroll and replace the busy city streets with stunning nature views for a few hours. See the garden’s ex...

Kidz About Adventure Play

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Kidz About Adventure Play run around in 20,000 square feet of space that includes play equipment rising to an amazing 6.5m, a 4 lane astraslide, d...

Little Street West Byfleet

  • West Byfleet
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kids always want to grow up so fast; now they can - for a day - at Little Street West Byfleet. It’s a scaled down, child-sized city where imagination...

Lydiard Park

  • Swindon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Enjoy the natural beauty of the tranquil lake, rolling lawns and woodlands before heading for some fun in the playground! With colourful, state-of-th...

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

  • Wallingford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey, with t...

Didcot Railway Centre

  • Didcot
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Didcot Railway Centre offer a fine collection of steam locomotives in the engine shed and depot. There is a reconstruction of Brunel's original broad...

The Chippenham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Chippenham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are there any pirates in your household? They won’t be able to resist long lost booty up for grabs! See if you can track it down on The Chippenham Tr...

Wallingford Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Wallingford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

A mystery is afoot and it’s going to take some serious super sleuths to get to the bottom of things. Are you up to it? The Wallingford Mystery Treasu...

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Weymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Dive into an underwater wonderland at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. Your water babies can play, create and make plenty of finned friends, includi...

Busy Brush Cafe

  • Wallingford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Busy Brush Cafe is all about craft, coffee and cake. It's beautifully simple! Come and visit our quirky craft cafe filled with plenty of creative act...

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