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

Hillier Gardens: Art I Spy family trail in Hampshire

May 18 - July 17
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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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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The Maze on The Esplanade at Westquay Southampton

May 24 - June 2
WestQuay Southampton, SO15 1QF United Kingdom + Google Map
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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 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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May Half Term at Beaulieu: Secret Agents

May 25 - June 2
Beaulieu, New Forest Hampshire SO42 7ZN United Kingdom + Google Map
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Train to be a secret agent this May half term at Beaulieu!

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

May 25 - June 2
The Westgate Museum, High Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9AP United Kingdom
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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 25 - June 2
Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BH United Kingdom
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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 25 - June 2
Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO30 3HQ United Kingdom
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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 25 - June 2
Hurst Castle, Keyhaven Hampshire SO41 0TP United Kingdom + Google Map
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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 25 - June 2
Mottisfont, near Romsey Hampshire SO51 0LP United Kingdom + Google Map
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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 25 - June 2
Hinton Ampner, near Alresford Hampshire SO24 0LA United Kingdom + Google Map

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 25 - May 31
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AD United Kingdom
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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 activities in Southampton: The Horrid History of Manor Farm

May 25 - June 2
Manor Farm, Bursledon
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 1BH United Kingdom
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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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May half term Sensory Interactive Trail at St Barbe Museum Lymington

May 25 - June 2
St Barbe Museum, New Street
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BH United Kingdom
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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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Family Fun Days on The Watercress Line, Hampshire

May 26 - May 27
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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Climb a Tree at Hillier Gardens

May 27
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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Climb a tree this May half term at Hillier Gardens, near Romsey, Hampshire.

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Norton Park Summer Fete in Winchester

May 27
Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 3NB United Kingdom
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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, Hampshire SO45 6DG United Kingdom
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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, Hampshire SO32 2JY United Kingdom
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New Place's Family Fun Day in Southampton is back for 2019!

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ParkLives Southampton Pirate Treasure Hunt

May 27
Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre, Thornhill Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7AY United Kingdom
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Join ParkLives Southampton at the Outdoor Sports Centre for a pirate treasure hunt this bank holiday Monday!

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Southampton May Half Term Challenge Trail

May 27 - June 2
West Quay Retail Park Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1BA United Kingdom + Google Map
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Families can take part in the Southampton May Half Term Challenge Trail, taking place in West Quay Retail Park.

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Wartime Wallop family fun day in Hampshire

May 27
Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop
Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 8DY United Kingdom
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Wartime Wallop is a family fun day in Hampshire at the Army Flying Museum.

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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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Aladdin kids event at Westquay Southampton this May half term

May 28 - May 29
WestQuay Southampton, SO15 1QF United Kingdom + Google Map
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Westquay Southampton is hosting a free Aladdin themed kids' event during May half term!

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School holidays in Hampshire: Pond Dipping at Hillier Gardens

May 28 - May 30
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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Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children at The Point

May 28
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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Enjoy this family-friendly show at The Point in Eastleigh this May half term.

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Children’s Organic Cookery Half Term Workshop in Winchester

May 28
No 5 Bridge Street, Winchester Hampshire SO23 0HN United Kingdom + Google Map
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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 28 - May 30
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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May half term in Hampshire: Create a miniature garden at Furzey Gardens

May 28 - May 31
Furzey Gardens, Minstead
New Forest, Hampshire SO43 7GL United Kingdom
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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
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2AD United Kingdom
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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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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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Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club at Hillier Gardens

May 29 - May 30
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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The Outdoor Learning Company will be holding a May half term holiday club at Hillier Gardens near Romsey, Hampshire.

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May Half Term Family Activities at Winchester Cathedral

May 29
Winchester Cathedral, The Close
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS United Kingdom
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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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May Half Term entertainment with Crazy M at Longdown Farm

May 29
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 May half term, there will also be an appearance from children's entertainer Crazy M

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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, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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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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All At Sea Improv Day – May half term drama workshop Southampton

May 29
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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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
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9ES United Kingdom
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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, Hampshire SO31 8BG United Kingdom
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This May half term at Bursledon Windmill, children can take part in some Windmill Wednesday activities in the great outdoors!

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Land Of Nod at Hanger Farm – children’s theatre show in Southampton

May 29
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 8FT United Kingdom
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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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Family Bushcraft at Lepe Country Park near Southampton

May 29
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AD United Kingdom
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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
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2AD United Kingdom
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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
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 9HD United Kingdom
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Eling Tide Mill Experience is calling all boat builders and future engineers 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, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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If you're looking for half term family theatre in Southampton, The Noise Next Door return to The Berry Theatre with a new show that’s fun for the whole family!

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Family Make-and-Take Activities at Winchester City Museum

May 30
Winchester City Museum, The Square
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9ES United Kingdom
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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 30 - May 31
BellaCrafts, Fair Oak Garden Centre Hampshire SO50 7HD United Kingdom + Google Map
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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 Hampshire SO51 6AQ United Kingdom + Google Map
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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
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7FY United Kingdom
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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, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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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, Hampshire SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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This May half term, take part in a Family Bushcraft session at Hillier Gardens

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May Half Term Comedy Club 4 Kids in Eastleigh

May 31
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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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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