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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April 2019

Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo

April 5 - September 1
Marwell Zoo, Thompsons Lane
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1JH United Kingdom
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Marwell Zoo are hosting a dinosaur themed LEGO event throughout summer 2019!

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May 2019

Jungle Adventure at Paultons Park

May 25 - September 1
Paultons Park, Ower
New Forest, Hampshire SO51 6AL United Kingdom
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There's a brand new live action show, Jungle Adventure, at Paultons Park this summer!

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June 2019

Summer Social Saturdays – Drama Club in Eastleigh

June 29 - August 3
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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The Point's Summer Social Saturdays include a drama club for children aged 5-8 years. The drama club in Eastleigh is a perfect introduction to storytelling and performance skills for little actors.

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Summer Social Saturdays – Arts Club in Eastleigh

June 29 - August 3
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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The Point’s Summer Social Saturdays include an arts club for children aged 8-13 years.

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Summer Social Saturdays – Outdoor Cinema in Eastleigh

June 29 - August 3
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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Enjoy classic film screenings at The Point's Outdoor Cinema in Eastleigh this summer!

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July 2019

Southampton Seaside in the Square

July 19 - August 11
Guildhall Square Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Southampton's Seaside in the Square event is back for summer 2019, with loads of free activities taking place.

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Summer holidays in Hampshire: Living History at Beaulieu

July 20 - September 1
Beaulieu, New Forest Hampshire SO42 7ZN United Kingdom + Google Map
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During the summer holidays in Hampshire, families will be able to step back in time to see characters and cars from the past spring into action at Beaulieu.

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Flower Fairies Summer Trail in Hampshire

July 20 - September 8
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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Children will love this Flower Fairies summer trail in Hampshire!

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Apollo 50 celebrations at Winchester Science Centre

July 20 - July 21
Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ United Kingdom
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission with an exciting range of events and activities at Winchester Science Centre!

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Beano Time Travellers activity trail at Mottisfont

July 20 - September 8
Mottisfont, near Romsey Hampshire SO51 0LP United Kingdom + Google Map
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Alongside the Beano exhibition in Mottisfont's gallery, families can explore the grounds with a Beano Time Travellers trail

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Gung-Ho! Inflatable Fun Run in Southampton

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Southampton Common Southampton, Hampshire SO15 7NN United Kingdom + Google Map

The Gung-Ho Inflatable Fun Run in Southampton is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun

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Chamberlayne Summer Fayre and Fun Day in Southampton

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, Weston Lane
Southampton, Hampshire SO19 9SJ United Kingdom
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There will be fun for all the family at the Chamberlayne Leisure Centre's Summer Fayre and Fun Day in Southampton!

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Alice in Wonderland outdoor theatre in Winchester

July 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wolvesey Palace, College Walk
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NF United Kingdom
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£5 – £10

Join Pocket Theatre in the gardens of Wolvesey Palace and enjoy Alice in Wonderland, an outdoor theatre event in Winchester.

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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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Bedford Place Vintage Family Festival in Southampton

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bedford Place Southampton, Hampshire SO15 2DB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

The Bedford Place Vintage Family Festival in Southampton offers a great day out!

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Let’s Ride Southampton

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5FP United Kingdom
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The HSBC Let's Ride Southampton event is back for 2019!

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Eastleigh Mela

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Leigh Road Recreation Ground, Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 9DD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Eastleigh AWCA and EGNA with Unity 101 present the 14th Eastleigh Mela on Sunday 21 July 2019!

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School holidays in Hampshire: Pond Dipping at Hillier Gardens

July 23 - September 5
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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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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Operation Earth summer activities at Winchester Science Centre

July 23 - September 4
Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ United Kingdom
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Explore the world of environmental science with hands-on summer activities at Winchester Science Centre.

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Peter Rabbit & Friends at Manor Farm Southampton

July 23 - September 8
Manor Farm, Bursledon
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 1BH United Kingdom
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Peter Rabbit is back for summer 2019 at Manor Farm, Southampton!

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Summer holidays at Winchester City Mill

July 24 - September 3
Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BH United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, Winchester City Mill will have a range of fun family activities on offer.

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Environmental Champions at Lepe Country Park

July 24 - September 3
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AD United Kingdom
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Be an Environmental Champion at Lepe Country Park this summer!

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Summer holiday activities at Southampton Central Library

July 24 - August 15
Southampton Central Library, Civic Centre
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LW United Kingdom
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There are lots of free summer holiday activities at Southampton Central Library during the school break! This year's summer activities are space themed to complement the Space Chase summer reading challenge.

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Family Archaeology Workshop at Hillier Gardens

July 26
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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Learn about the Stone Age this summer holiday at Hillier Gardens' Family Archaeology workshop.

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Southampton’s Sensory Garden at Westquay

July 26 - August 11
WestQuay Southampton, SO15 1QF United Kingdom + Google Map
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Visit Southampton's Sensory Garden this summer, on the Esplanade at Westquay.

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Family Fun Days on The Watercress Line in Hampshire

July 27 - July 28
The Watercress Line, Alresford
Near Winchester, Hampshire SO24 9JG United Kingdom
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The Watercress Line is welcoming families along to some special Family Fun Days

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The New Forest and Hampshire County Show

July 30 - August 1
New Park, Brockenhurst
New Forest, Hampshire SO42 7QH United Kingdom
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The New Forest and Hampshire County Show takes place in Brockenhurst, offering 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore.

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New Forest Heritage Centre Summer Discovery Days

July 30 - August 29
New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst
New Forest, Hampshire SO43 7NY United Kingdom
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The New Forest Heritage Centre’s Discovery Days run every Tuesday and Thursday during school holidays.

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Summer holiday activities at Southampton City Art Gallery

July 30 - August 30
Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7LP United Kingdom
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There are lots of summer holiday activities at Southampton City Art Gallery during the school break. Get creative whilst being inspired by the gallery's 80th birthday exhibitions!

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Tudor House Summer Garden Party in Southampton

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tudor House and Garden, Bugle Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2AD United Kingdom
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Kick off the summer holidays at Tudor House's Summer Garden Party in Southampton!

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August 2019

The Point Youth Theatre presents The Tales Of Merlin

August 1 - August 3
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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The Point Youth Theatre presents The Tales Of Merlin, a newly commissioned play by local writer Matt Beames

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Summer holiday activities in Southampton: SeaCity Museum

August 1 - August 30
SeaCity, Havelock Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7FY United Kingdom
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If you’re looking for summer holiday activities in Southampton, there’s loads going on to entertain the kids at SeaCity Museum this August.

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Butterfly Day at Hillier Gardens

August 2
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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Butterfly Day at Hillier Gardens is a fun day of butterfly themed activities run in conjunction with Butterfly Conservation.

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Day Out With Thomas on The Watercress Line in Hampshire

August 3 - August 11
The Watercress Line, Alresford
Near Winchester, Hampshire SO24 9JG United Kingdom
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Thomas the Tank Engine and friends are returning to the Watercress Line in Hampshire this summer

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Exbury Club Fete & Flower Show

August 3
Exbury Club, Exbury
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AH United Kingdom
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Join the Exbury Club for their summer fete in the New Forest

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Trout ‘n About Stockbridge – food & craft festival near Winchester

August 4
Stockbridge High Street, Stockbridge
Near Winchester, Hampshire SO20 6EU United Kingdom
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Trout 'n About in Stockbridge is a free food & craft festival near Winchester, celebrating local food, produce and crafts

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Beyond the Stage Summer School Southampton

August 5 - August 9
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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Children aged 11-16 can join The Berry Theatre in Hedge End, Southampton, for a 'Beyond The Stage' summer school.

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Summer holiday activities in Southampton: Tudor House

August 5 - August 29
Tudor House and Garden, Bugle Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2AD United Kingdom
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If you're looking for summer holiday activities in Southampton, there's loads going on to entertain the kids at Tudor House this August. With a wizarding theme, the summer workshops explore myths, legends, magic and more.

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Summer holiday entertainment with Crazy M at Longdown Farm

August 7
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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Along with all of Longdown Farm’s usual hands-on activities this summer holiday, there will also be an appearance from children’s entertainer Crazy M on Wednesday 7 August.

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David Walliams’ Mr Stink at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

August 12 - August 14
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Families can see David Walliams' Mr Stink in Southampton this summer!

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Summer holidays in Hampshire: Rubbish Monsters at Longdown Farm

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays in Hampshire, join local author Simon Chadwick at Longdown Farm for story time, drawing, and junk modelling on 14 August.

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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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Summer holiday entertainment with Crazy M at Longdown Farm

August 21
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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Along with all of Longdown Farm’s usual hands-on activities this summer holiday, there will also be an appearance from children’s entertainer Crazy M on Wednesday 21 August.

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The Greatest Showman Sing-along at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

August 28
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Join Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST City) this summer, for a sing-along screening of The Greatest Showman!

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Summer holiday entertainment with Crazy M at Longdown Farm

August 28
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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Along with all of Longdown Farm’s usual hands-on activities this summer holiday, there will also be an appearance from children’s entertainer Crazy M on Wednesday 28 August.

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Summer holidays in Hampshire: Rubbish Monsters at Longdown Farm

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays in Hampshire, join local author Simon Chadwick at Longdown Farm for story time, drawing, and junk modelling on 30 August.

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Family Summers End Picnic with Fireworks at Hillier Gardens

August 31
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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Celebrate the end of the summer with the talented 75 piece orchestra and singers, Pops Incorporated UK, at the Family Summers End Picnic with Fireworks at Hillier Gardens.

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September 2019

Concorde Classics Car Show in Eastleigh

September 1
Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9HQ United Kingdom
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The Concorde Classics Car Show in Eastleigh returns for 2019, with a wonderful display of over 100 classic cars, plus sports cars and super cars.

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Dear Zoo at Theatre Royal Winchester

September 6 - September 7
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book, is brought to the stage in Winchester.

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Last Night of the Proms – picnic concert and fireworks at Hillier Gardens

September 7
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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Southampton Concert Orchestra returns for The Last Night of the Proms at Hillier Gardens - an open-air picnic concert with fireworks finale!

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