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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February 2019

Bricktropolis LEGO experience at Milestones Museum Basingstoke

February 16 - April 28
Milestones Museum, Churchill Way West
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6PG United Kingdom
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Hampshire-based LEGO® building company, Bright Bricks, are bringing a new LEGO experience to Milestones this spring.

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March 2019

Tom Gates at Kings Theatre Portsmouth

March 27 - March 31
Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Albert Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2QJ United Kingdom
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Prepare for Liz Pichon’s fantastic characters to come to life in this brand new story for the stage!

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Oliver! at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

March 28 - March 30
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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The classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist, is coming to Portsmouth's New Theatre Royal in 2019.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, live on stage in Basingstoke

March 28 - March 31
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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The smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, direct from the West End, is on its way to Basingstoke!

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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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Mothers Day at the Mary Rose Museum Portsmouth

March 30 - March 31
Mary Rose Museum, Main Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3PY United Kingdom
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Visit the Mary Rose Museum, this mothers day weekend in Portsmouth

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Hampshire Craft & Gift Fair Spring 2019

March 30
Lockswood Community Centre, Locks Heath Shopping Village
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 6DX United Kingdom
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The Hampshire Craft & Gift Fair is a great opportunity to browse a wonderful selection of handmade products

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Milkshake! Live in Fareham

March 31
Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road
Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7DB United Kingdom
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Join Milkshake Monkey and friends for their new children's stage show at Fareham's Ferneham Hall.

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April 2019

Dinosaur World Live at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

April 5 - April 6
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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Dinosaur World Live is a roarsome interactive show for all the family!

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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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Easter Holidays: Science of Sweets at Winchester Science Centre

April 5 - April 23
Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ United Kingdom
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There are lots of exciting extra activities going on at Winchester Science Centre throughout the Easter holidays, with a 'Science of Sweets' theme!

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Hoppy Easter at Paultons Park in Hampshire

April 5 - April 23
Paultons Park, Ower
New Forest, Hampshire SO51 6AL United Kingdom
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Visitors to Paultons Park will be able to meet Bobtail Bunny and friends at the main entrance plaza during the Easter holidays.

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Meet the Crew: Easter at the Mary Rose Museum Portsmouth

April 6 - April 21
Mary Rose Museum, Main Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3PY United Kingdom
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During the Easter holidays in Portsmouth, visit the Mary Rose Museum

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Mottisfont National Trust

April 6 - April 22
Mottisfont, near Romsey Hampshire SO51 0LP United Kingdom + Google Map

The Cadbury Easter Egg hunts are back for 2019 at National Trust places in Hampshire.

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Hinton Ampner National Trust

April 6 - April 22
Hinton Ampner, near Alresford Hampshire SO24 0LA United Kingdom + Google Map

The Cadbury Easter Egg hunts are back for 2019 at National Trust places in Hampshire.

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at The Vyne National Trust

April 6 - April 22
The Vyne, Sherborne St John
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9HL United Kingdom
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The Cadbury Easter Egg hunts are back for 2019 at National Trust places in Hampshire.

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Wallops Artisan Market near Stockbridge, Hampshire

April 6
Wallop Parish Hall, Middle Wallop
Near Winchester, Hampshire SO20 8EG United Kingdom
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Browse a great selection of good quality, handmade products at Wallops Artisan Market, held in Wallop Parish Hall, near Stockbridge, Hampshire.

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The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog with Julia Donaldson in Basingstoke

April 7 - April 9
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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Best-selling author Julia Donaldson is coming to Basingstoke with a show featuring six of her books, including The Gruffalo, The Ugly Five and the newly-released The Cook and the King.

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Old Basing Easter Fair

April 7
Old Basing Village Hall, Old Basing
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 7DA United Kingdom
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Dolly's Artisan Fairs would like to welcome you to their annual Easter Fair held at Old Basing Village Hall.

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Peter Pan Easter Pantomime at The Anvil Basingstoke

April 9
The Anvil, Churchill Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR United Kingdom
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The Anvil brings you another classic family Easter pantomime in Basingstoke - Peter Pan!

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The Amazing Bubble Man at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 9
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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The Amazing Bubble Man is coming to the Theatre Royal in Winchester this Easter.

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Easter Family Activities at Winchester Cathedral

April 10
Winchester Cathedral, The Close
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS United Kingdom
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Follow the Easter trail around Winchester Cathedral

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The Amazing Bubble Man in Basingstoke

April 11
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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The Amazing Bubble Man comes to Basingstoke! Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. Tickets £15 per adult and £13 per child.

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David Baddiel’s Animalcolm at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 11 - April 12
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Story Pocket Theatre are bringing David Baddiel’s Animalcolm to the Theatre Royal Winchester this Easter.

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In the Night Garden Live show at Kings Theatre Portsmouth

April 13 - April 14
Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Albert Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2QJ United Kingdom
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The brand new In the Night Garden Live show is coming to the Kings Theatre Portsmouth in 2019!

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Day Out With Thomas on The Watercress Line in Hampshire

April 13 - April 22
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 Easter.

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Brainiac Live! at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 13
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live is coming to the stage at Theatre Royal Winchester this Easter!

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Alton Easter Fair in Hampshire

April 13
Alton Community Centre, Amery Street
Alton, Hampshire GU34 1HN United Kingdom
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Head to Alton Community Centre for their Easter Fair

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Basingstoke Craft & Gift Fair Spring 2019

April 13
Viables Community Centre, The Harrow Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 4BJ United Kingdom
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Viables Community Centre in Basingstoke is hosting a craft and gift fair this spring.

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Colbury Spring Art and Craft Fair in Southampton

April 13
Colbury Memorial Hall, Colbury
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EL United Kingdom
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Shop for unique handmade crafts and original artwork from a selection of local talented artists, makers and designers at the Colbury Spring Art and Craft Fair in Southampton.

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Spring Fair in Lyndhurst, New Forest

April 14
Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst
New Forest, Hampshire SO43 7NY United Kingdom
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Uptown Markets are hosting a spring fair at Lyndhurst Community Centre in the New Forest.

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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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The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 16
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Immersion Theatre present a brand new musical adaptation of the classic tale of Pinocchio, this Easter at Theatre Royal Winchester.

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 18 - April 20
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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The classic story of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019 and families can see the show live on stage in Winchester this Easter.

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Winchester City Mill National Trust

April 19 - April 22
Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BH United Kingdom
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The Cadbury Easter Egg hunts are back for 2019 at National Trust places in Hampshire.

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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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Easter Eggstravorganza at St. James’ Park Southampton

April 22
St James Park, St James Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 5SD United Kingdom
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The annual St. James' Park 'Easter Eggstravorganza' returns this Easter Monday

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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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Animalcolm in Basingstoke

April 27
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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David Baddiel’s story of Animalcolm comes to the stage in Basingstoke.

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Southampton Cats Protection Spring Fair

April 27
Totton & Eling Community Hall, Totton
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 3AP United Kingdom
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Southampton Cats Protection are hosting their annual Spring Fair in Totton

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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

Nursling & Rownhams May Fair in Southampton

May 6
Nursling & Rownhams Village Hall, Nursling
Southampton, Hampshire SO16 0YL United Kingdom
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Head down to the annual community event, Nursling and Rownhams May Fair

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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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Rowlands Castle Spring Fair 2019

May 11
Rowlands Castle Parish Hall, Links Lane
Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6AD United Kingdom
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Pop down to Rowlands Castle Parish Hall to see what the local crafters have to offer and grab yourself something unique at the Rowlands Castle Spring Fair 2019.

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Sooty’s Magic Show in Fareham

May 12
Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road
Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7DB United Kingdom
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Sooty and his friends are coming to Fareham with their new magic show!

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Horrible Histories: A Brand New Barmy Britain, in Portsmouth

May 18 - May 19
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD United Kingdom
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Prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage in Portsmouth!

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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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Zog children’s theatre in Basingstoke

May 29 - May 30
The Haymarket, Wote Street
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW United Kingdom
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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children's book Zog comes to life in this stage adaptation at The Haymarket theatre in Basingstoke.

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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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