From family days out and great places to take the kids in Southampton and surrounding areas, to activity ideas for rainy days, I’ll share my local knowledge and ideas with you all.

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January 2019

Cinderella at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

January 18 - January 19
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Big Pause Productions & HESA present Cinderella at The Berry Theatre, in Hedge End.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

January 30 - February 2
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Southampton in 2019 with a stunning family favourite - Beauty and the Beast.

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February 2019

First Steps: Beauty and the Beast children’s ballet show at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

February 1
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Mayflower Theatre is welcoming Birmingham Royal Ballet to Southampton for an hour-long interactive show, specially adapted for children aged three plus.

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Anton and Erin in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

February 3
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Anton and Erin, from Strictly Come Dancing fame, bring their show-stopping dance production to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre in February 2019.

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Wessex Heartbeat Variety Show in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

February 10
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Wessex Heartbeat are raising funds for the Cardiac Centre at the Southampton General Hospital, with their 2019 variety show in Southampton.

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

February 19 - February 23
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Matthew Bourne brings Swan Lake to Southampton, with a fresh look for the 21st century.

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Out of the Hat at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

February 21
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Long Nose Puppets bring their puppet magic show to The Berry Theatre, in Hedge End.

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Margo & Mr. Whatsit at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

February 23
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Paddleboat Theatre bring their children's show, Margo & Mr Whatsit, to The Berry Theatre in Hedge End.

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March 2019

Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 2 - March 3
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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This new show from the Woods of Widdershins, uses puppets, storytelling and original music to tell the story of Snow White and Rose Red

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The Worst Witch family show in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

March 6 - March 9
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Watch Jill Murphy’s much-loved characters come to life, in a new stage adaptation of The Worst Witch, a family theatre show in Southampton.

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If All The World Were Paper at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 9 - March 10
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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If All The World Were Paper is a story about best friends who don't always see eye to eye. It's a show about friendship, and falling out, exploring loyalty and understanding in a hilarious and poignant way.

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3 Little Pig Tails at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 16 - March 17
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Garlic Theatre presents a brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs, set in Paris.

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The Cat in the Hat at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 20 - March 24
NST Campus, University Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1TR United Kingdom
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Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat stage show is coming to Nuffield Southampton Theatres (Campus site) in March 2019.

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Tom Thumb at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

March 30 - March 31
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Join Tom Thumb on his big adventure at Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

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April 2019

Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids at The Berry Theatre

April 16
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a magic extravaganza at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End.

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Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

April 20
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End!

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Horrible Histories in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

April 24 - April 28
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Horrible Histories is returning to Southampton in 2019 with two shows; Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians.

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Annie the musical in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

April 30 - May 4
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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This spring, ANNIE comes to Southampton for one week only, direct from London's West End.

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May 2019

The Magic Flute by Welsh National Opera at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

May 9 - May 11
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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See the Welsh National Opera in Southampton this spring, with The Magic Flute - an opera experience for all ages.

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Milkshake! Live, children’s show in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

May 25
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Join Milkshake Monkey and friends for this fantastic children's show in Southampton

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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, in Southampton

May 28 - June 2
NST Campus, University Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1TR United Kingdom
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See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

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June 2019

Matilda The Musical in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

June 11 - July 6
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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The Royal Shakespeare Company brings Matilda the Musical to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre in 2019.

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July 2019

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, children’s show at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

July 12 - July 14
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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This children's show at Mayflower Theatre Southampton is all about a a young Fairy Princess, Holly, and her best friend, Ben the Elf.

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Ministry of Science Live at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

July 15
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Ministry of Science Live heads to Mayflower Theatre Southampton in July 2019.

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Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

July 21
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Singalonga Productions brings The Greatest Showman to Southampton, in their latest sing-along show.

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August 2019

Doctor Dolittle in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

August 20 - August 31
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Join the eccentric Doctor Dolittle in Southampton this summer. The family musical returns to the stage with music, book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

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October 2019

Tom Gates Live On Stage in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

October 18 - October 20
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Liz Pichon's fantastic characters come to life in the brand new show, Tom Gates Live on Stage, in Southampton.

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December 2019

Nativity! The Musical in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

December 3 - December 7
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Following a smash-hit 2018 tour and London run, you can now see Nativity! The Musical in Southampton, when the show comes to Mayflower Theatre for Christmas 2019.

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