What’s on this May half term in Hampshire; Southampton, Winchester & nearby

Yes really – May half term has crept up on us already, how did that happen?! If you’re wondering what events and activities you can entertain the kids with, I’ve put together a big list of what’s on during May half term in Hampshire, covering the SO area; Southampton, New Forest, Romsey, Eastleigh, Winchester and nearby.

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May half term events in the SO area: Southampton, New Forest, Romsey, Eastleigh, Winchester and nearby

 

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May half term theatre shows around Southampton

 

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

May 25
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton SO15 1GE

Join Milkshake Monkey and friends for this fantastic May half term children’s theatre show in Southampton.

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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, in Southampton

May 28June 2
NST Campus, University Road
Southampton SO17 1TR

See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this May half term.

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Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children at The Point Eastleigh

May 28
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh SO50 9DE

Enjoy a family-friendly show at The Point in Eastleigh this May half term.

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On the Fringe of Science with Ian B Dunne at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

May 29
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7DU
Hampshire based ‘Science Showman’, Ian B Dunne, brings his science show for older children and adults to NST City this May half term.
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Land Of Nod at Hanger Farm – children’s theatre show in Southampton

May 29
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
Southampton SO40 8FT

Moon On A Stick will delight young audiences with their children’s theatre show in Southampton, Land Of Nod, at Hanger Farm this May half term.

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The Noise Next Door At Sea! Family theatre in Southampton

May 30
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton SO30 4EJ

If you’re looking for half term family theatre in Southampton, The Noise Next Door return to The Berry Theatre, Hedge End, with a new show that’s fun for the whole family!

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May Half Term Comedy Club 4 Kids in Eastleigh

May 31
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh SO50 9DE

A brilliant way to entertain the entire family this May half term, Comedy Club 4 Kids will be bringing some of the best stand-ups and sketch acts to Eastleigh!

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Horrible Histories: Brand New Barmy Britain at Theatre Royal Winchester

June 1June 2
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester SO23 8SB

Horrible Histories returns to Winchester with a new show – Barmy Britain!

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May half term fetes, fairs and family fun days around Southampton

 

Totton Arts Festival

May 25
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
Southampton SO40 8FT

The annual Totton Arts Festival will be taking place at Hanger Farm Park and Arts Centre on Saturday 25th May.

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May Bank Holiday in Hampshire: Longdown Vintage Farm Rally

May 25May 26
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton SO40 7EH

If you’re looking for a great day out this May Bank Holiday in Hampshire, the Longdown Vintage Farm Rally is back for 2019!

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Southampton Dementia Festival

May 25
Palmerston Park,
Southampton SO14 1LL

Southampton Dementia Festival 2019 takes place over the bank holiday weekend, on Saturday 25th May.

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Norton Park Summer Fete in Winchester

May 27
Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney
Winchester SO21 3NB

Norton Park Hotel is hosting a charity summer fete in Winchester.

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Hythe Village Fete

May 27
Ewart Recreation Ground, Hythe
Southampton SO45 6DG

Hythe Village Fete returns for another year at Ewart Recreation Ground.

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New Place Family Fun Day in Southampton

May 27
New Place Hotel, Shedfield
Southampton SO32 2JY

New Place’s Family Fun Day in Southampton is back for 2019!

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Wartime Wallop family fun day in Hampshire

May 27
Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop
Stockbridge SO20 8DY

Wartime Wallop is a family fun day in Hampshire at the Army Flying Museum.

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Netley Regatta & Summer Fayre

June 1
Netley Cricket Field, Netley Abbey
Southampton SO31 5FA

Netley Regatta and Summer Fayre is back on the 1st June 2019.

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Fawley Show – family fun day in Southampton

June 1
All Saints Church, Fawley
Southampton SO45 1DL

Fawley Show is an annual family fun day in the Southampton waterside area.

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Solent Garden & Craft Fayre in Eastleigh

June 2
University of Southampton Sports Ground, Wide Lane
Eastleigh SO50 5PE

The Solent Garden & Craft Fayre in Eastleigh is organised by the Rotary Club of Southampton, raising funds to support local charities.

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May half term creative & hands-on activities around Southampton

 

Family Portrait Day at Winchester Discovery Centre

May 25
Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street
Winchester SO23 8SB

Family Portrait Day at Winchester Discovery Centre is a day of demonstrations, workshops, and drop-in activities, all in celebration of the BP Portrait Award exhibition in The Gallery.

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Aladdin kids event at Westquay Southampton this May half term

May 28May 29
WestQuay,
Southampton SO15 1QF

Westquay Southampton is hosting a free Aladdin themed kids’ event during May half term!

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Climb a Tree at Hillier Gardens

May 27
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
RomseySO51 0QA

Climb a tree this May half term at Hillier Gardens, near Romsey, Hampshire.

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ParkLives Southampton Pirate Treasure Hunt

May 27
Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre, Thornhill Road
Southampton SO16 7AY

Join ParkLives Southampton at the Outdoor Sports Centre for a pirate treasure hunt this bank holiday Monday!

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School holidays in Hampshire: Pond Dipping at Hillier Gardens

May 28May 30
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
RomseySO51 0QA

Children can take part in pond dipping sessions at Hillier Gardens, on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays in Hampshire.

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Children’s Organic Cookery Half Term Workshop in Winchester

May 28
No 5 Bridge Street,
Winchester SO23 0HN

Fresh Kitchen Cookery School are running a Children’s Organic Cookery half term workshop in Winchester.

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New Forest Heritage Centre May Half Term Discovery Days

May 28May 30
New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst
New ForestSO43 7NY

The New Forest Heritage Centre’s Discovery Days run every Tuesday and Thursday during school holidays.

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May half term in Hampshire: Create a miniature garden at Furzey Gardens

May 28May 31
Furzey Gardens, Minstead
New ForestSO43 7GL

This May half term in Hampshire, children can create a miniature garden at Furzey Gardens in the New Forest.

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May half term activities in Southampton: Garden Fairies and Elves at Tudor House

May 28
Tudor House and Garden, Bugle Street
SouthamptonSO14 2AD

Have you ever wondered where fairies and elves come from? Join Tudor House in Southampton to find out about their history and create some magical artwork this May half term.

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All At Sea Improv Day – May half term drama workshop Southampton

May 29
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
SouthamptonSO30 4EJ

This May half term, children aged 8-14 can take part in a drama workshop at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End.

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Beowulf: Interactive Family Storytelling this half term at Winchester City Museum

May 29
Winchester City Museum, The Square
WinchesterSO23 9ES

This May half term at Winchester City Museum, join Treehouse Theatre as they tell the exciting Saxon story of Beowulf.

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Pond Dipping & Bug Bonanza: Half term at Bursledon Windmill

May 29
Bursledon Windmill, Windmill Lane
Southampton  SO31 8BG

This May half term at Bursledon Windmill, children can take part in some Windmill Wednesday activities in the great outdoors!

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Family Bushcraft at Lepe Country Park near Southampton

May 29
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
SouthamptonSO45 1AD

This May half term, take part in a Family Bushcraft morning at Lepe Country Park near Southampton.

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Wizard School at Tudor House Southampton – May half term

May 29
Tudor House and Garden, Bugle Street
SouthamptonSO14 2AD

Join Tudor House in Southampton this May half term for a Harry Potter-inspired workshop!

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The Great Eling Boat-Building Challenge

May 30
Eling Tide Mill Experience, Totton
SouthamptonSO40 9HD

Eling Tide Mill Experience is calling all boat builders and future engineers this May half term!

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Family Make-and-Take Activities at Winchester City Museum

May 30
Winchester City Museum, The Square
WinchesterSO23 9ES

Take part in family make-and-take activities at Winchester City Museum this May half term.

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Mad Hatter’s Craft Party – May half term at BellaCrafts

May 30May 31
BellaCrafts,
Fair Oak Garden Centre SO50 7HD

This May half term at BellaCrafts (within Fair Oak Garden Centre), children will be able to enter into a world of adventure and wonderland with a Mad Hatter’s Craft Party.

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May half term fun in the New Forest: Wild Play Day at Foxbury

May 30
Foxbury,
East Wellow SO51 6AQ

Kids can try their hand at den-building, mud pie-making and creating wild art this May half term in the New Forest. The Wild Play Day at Foxbury offers a morning of outdoor adventures.

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Savage Saxons half term workshop in Southampton

May 30
SeaCity, Havelock Road
SouthamptonSO14 7FY

Join SeaCity Museum for a Savage Saxons half term workshop in Southampton!

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May Half Term in Hampshire: Rubbish Monsters at Longdown Farm

May 31
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton SO40 7EH

This May half term in Hampshire, join local author Simon Chadwick at Longdown Farm for story time, drawing, and junk modelling.

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Family Bushcraft at Hillier Gardens

May 31
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey SO51 0QA

This May half term, take part in a Family Bushcraft session at Hillier Gardens.

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Spring Bee Coffee Morning & half term craft activity in Southampton

May 31
Rose Road Association, Bradbury Centre
SouthamptonSO16 5NA

The Rose Road Association is hosting a Spring Bee Coffee Morning and half term craft activity in Southampton.

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Woodmill Discovery Day, family fun in Southampton

June 2
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Woodmill Lane
SouthamptonSO18 2JR

Join Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre for a day of family fun in Southampton!

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The Big Lunch Southampton: Free Family Movie Screening

June 2
St James Park, St James Road
Southampton SO15 5SD

As part of The Big Lunch in Southampton, the Parklife Café at St. James’ Park are hosting a Free Family Movie Screening.

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May half term trails around Southampton

 

Hillier Gardens: Art I Spy family trail in Hampshire

May 18July 17
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey SO51 0QA

Just in time for May half term, there’s a new family trail in Hampshire – Art I Spy, at Hillier Gardens.

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Find the Knights – Family Trail in Winchester at The Westgate Museum

May 25June 2
The Westgate Museum, High Street
Winchester SO23 9AP

This May half term, take part in a family trail in Winchester and find the letters the knights have hidden around The Westgate Museum.

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May half term fun at Winchester City Mill

May 25June 2
Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street
WinchesterSO23 9BH

Visit Winchester City Mill this May half term and join in with a brand new family trail, to win a prize.

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May Half Term Trail at Itchen Valley Country Park

May 25June 2
Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane
EastleighSO30 3HQ

The May Half Term Trail at Itchen Valley Country Park will give children the chance to learn about the butterflies that live in the park and to earn a prize.

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May Half Term Trail at Hurst Castle

May 25June 2
Hurst Castle,
Keyhaven SO41 0TP

Join Hurst Castle for a D-Day Heroes half term trail, to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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Mottisfont May Half Term Trail: Garden Detectives

May 25June 2
Mottisfont,
near Romsey SO51 0LP

Become a nature detective on Mottisfont’s May half term trail in Hampshire.

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Hinton Ampner May Half Term Trail in Hampshire

May 25June 2
Hinton Ampner,
near AlresfordSO24 0LA

Explore the garden and parkland at Hinton Ampner with a bee-themed May half term trail in Hampshire.

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May Half Term Trail at Lepe Country Park near Southampton

May 25May 31
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
SouthamptonSO45 1AD

Take part in Lepe’s May half term trail and return to the park office with the correct answers to claim a prize.

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May half term Sensory Interactive Trail at St Barbe Museum Lymington

May 25 June 2
St Barbe Museum, New Street
LymingtonSO41 9BH

St Barbe Museum in Lymington is offering families the chance to take part in a self-led blindfolded sensory trail this May half term.

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Southampton May Half Term Challenge Trail

May 27June 2
West Quay Retail Park SouthamptonSO15 1BA

Families can take part in the Southampton May Half Term Challenge Trail, taking place in West Quay Retail Park.

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May Half Term Family Activities at Winchester Cathedral

May 29
Winchester Cathedral, The Close
WinchesterSO23 9LS

This May half term in Winchester, families will be able to discover all the weird and wonderful animals that can be found around the Cathedral.

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Clarendon Way Walk for Naomi House & Jacksplace

June 2
Winchester Cathedral, The Close
WinchesterSO23 9LS

Now in it’s 13th year, the popular Clarendon Way Walk for Naomi House & Jacksplace is the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event.

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Great family days out around Southampton

 

Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo

April 5September 1
Marwell Zoo, Thompsons Lane
Winchester SO21 1JH

Marwell Zoo are hosting a dinosaur themed LEGO event throughout summer 2019!

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The Maze on The Esplanade at Westquay Southampton

May 24June 2
WestQuay
Southampton SO15 1QF

The Southampton Maze will be popping up for May half term, offering 400 metres of challenging twists and turns!

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Jungle Adventure at Paultons Park

May 25September 1
Paultons Park, Ower
New ForestSO51 6AL

There’s a brand new live action show, Jungle Adventure, at Paultons Park this summer!

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May Half Term at Beaulieu: Secret Agents

May 25June 2
Beaulieu,
New ForestSO42 7ZN

Train to be a secret agent this May half term at Beaulieu!

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May half term activities in Southampton: The Horrid History of Manor Farm

May 25June 2
Manor Farm, Bursledon
SouthamptonSO31 1BH

This May half term in Southampton, discover the Horrid History of Manor Farm, exploring historical artefacts including chamber pots, privies and tin baths!

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Family Fun Days on The Watercress Line, Hampshire

May 26May 27
The Watercress Line,
Alresford SO24 9JG

The Watercress Line is welcoming families along to some special Family Fun Days.

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May Half Term entertainment with Crazy M at Longdown Farm

May 29
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
SouthamptonSO40 7EH

Along with all of Longdown Farm’s usual hands-on activities this May half term, there will also be an appearance from children’s entertainer Crazy M.

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Twyford Waterworks Open Day and Railway Gala

June 2
Twyford Waterworks, Twyford
WinchesterSO21 1QA

The Twyford Waterworks Open Day and Railway Gala is an opportunity to see restored machinery in operation and hear about how it all used to work.

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There are lots more Hampshire family events on my diary page and keep an eye on the SO Mum Facebook page, SO Mum Twitter and SO Mum Instagram if you’d like updates from me!

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