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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Southampton’s Sensory Garden at Westquay
July 26 - August 11
Visit Southampton’s Sensory Garden this summer, on the Esplanade at Westquay. There’s something for everyone, with beautiful floral pathways and installations, an Over Grown Greenhouse, enchanted Fairy Garden (complete with ‘Edible Bubbles’ from Smith and Sinclair, tepees, toadstools and garden games) and the grown ups can also enjoy a refreshing tipple at ‘Jim & Tonic’s Gin Bar, after picking the perfect garnish from the herb garden! There will also be a packed programme of activities and workshops to get involved in. Here are the family-friendly activities:
26 July Fairy Door Decorating
26 / 29 / 30 July & 1 / 2 August Face Painting
31 July Hollywood Bowl Inflatable Bowling Alley
1 August Marwell Zoo children’s activities
2 August Butterfly peg decorating
6 / 7 August Flying Tiger garden games and pop up stall
9 August Bloomin’ Clares flower crown workshops
Visit the Westquay website for full details. Some activities may require pre-booking.
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