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

Tudors in Love at The Mary Rose Museum Portsmouth

February 16 - February 24
Mary Rose Museum, Main Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3PY United Kingdom
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Explore the Mary Rose Museum this February half term in Portsmouth

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Toys Were Us! at Tudor House Southampton

February 18
Tudor House and Garden, Bugle Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2AD United Kingdom
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Children aged 5-12 years can enjoy a morning exploring and making playthings from the past, at Tudor House Southampton this February half term.

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February Half Term Family Fun at Westbury Manor Museum Fareham

February 18
Westbury Manor Museum, West Street
Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0JJ United Kingdom
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Westbury Manor Museum is hosting a drop-in craft session this February half term in Fareham

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New Forest Heritage Centre February Half Term Discovery Days

February 19 - February 21
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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Plastic Sculpture Workshop at Royal Victoria Country Park Southampton

February 19
Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 5GA United Kingdom
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This Plastic Sculpture Workshop, at Royal Victoria Country Park Southampton, is suitable for young people aged 8+.

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My Pet Dino February Half Term Activity at SeaCity Museum Southampton

February 20
SeaCity, Havelock Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7FY United Kingdom
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Children aged 3-11 years can take part in a fun sculpture morning making pet dinosaurs, at SeaCity Museum Southampton this February half term.

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February Half Term Plaster Casting Workshop at Portsmouth Museum

February 20
Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2LJ United Kingdom
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Families can enjoy a fun and messy half term activity in Portsmouth

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March 2019

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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April 2019

Easter activities at Eastleigh Library

April 6 - April 20
Eastleigh Library, Swan Centre
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5SF United Kingdom
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There's loads going on this Easter at Eastleigh Library!

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Alice In Wonderland Easter Kids Event in Southampton

April 8 - April 9
WestQuay Southampton, SO15 1QF United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Westquay, Southampton, this Easter holiday for some Alice in Wonderland themed fun!

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Easter at Lepe: Arts Attack

April 9
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AD United Kingdom
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This Easter, join the Lepe rangers in a morning of environmentally themed arts, crafts and activities

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Easter at Bursledon Brickworks: Printing and Painting with Vegetables

April 10
Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7GW United Kingdom
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This Easter holiday, drop in to Bursledon Brickworks to join in with painting and printing with vegetables!

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Victorian Easter Cards at Winchester City Museum

April 10
Winchester City Museum, The Square
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9ES United Kingdom
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Drop in to Winchester City Museum to make Victorian Easter Cards with your family.

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Easter at Bursledon Brickworks: Peg Dolls and Tissue Paper Eggs

April 17
Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7GW United Kingdom
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This Easter holiday, drop in to Bursledon Brickworks to join in with craft activities.

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Anglo-Saxon & Norman Shields at Winchester City Museum

April 17
Winchester City Museum, The Square
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9ES United Kingdom
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Drop in to Winchester City Museum to make your own small-scale Anglo-Saxon or Norman Shield.

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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 Crafts in Eastleigh with BellaCrafts

April 20
The Swan Centre, Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 5SF United Kingdom + Google Map

Hop along to The Swan Centre in Eastleigh and join in with BellaCrafts' Easter Craft workshops

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Easter activities at the New Forest Heritage Centre

April 20
New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst
New Forest, Hampshire SO43 7NY United Kingdom
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Enjoy six different craft activities this Easter at the New Forest Heritage Centre.

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Easter Eggstravaganza at Bursledon Windmill

April 20 - April 21
Bursledon Windmill, Windmill Lane
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8BG United Kingdom
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Join in the Easter weekend fun at Bursledon Windmill

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May 2019

Totton Arts Festival

May 25
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 8FT United Kingdom
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The annual Totton Arts Festival will be taking place at Hanger Farm Park and Arts Centre on Saturday 25th May

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Family Portrait Day at Winchester Discovery Centre

May 25
Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Bee Coffee Morning & half term craft activity in Southampton

May 31
Rose Road Association, Bradbury Centre
Southampton, Hampshire SO16 5NA United Kingdom
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The Rose Road Association is hosting a Spring Bee Coffee Morning and half term craft activity in Southampton.

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June 2019

Solent Garden & Craft Fayre in Eastleigh

June 2
University of Southampton Sports Ground, Wide Lane
Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5PE United Kingdom
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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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Carnival Crafts Workshop at Theatre Royal Winchester

June 27 - June 29
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Children under 5 (and their grown-ups) can take part in a Carnival Crafts Workshop at Theatre Royal Winchester, making fabulous wands and crowns.

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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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July 2019

Bee and Honey Weekend at Manor Farm Southampton

July 13 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Manor Farm, Bursledon
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 1BH United Kingdom
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Join the Fareham & District Beekeepers Association for the annual Bee and Honey Weekend at Manor Farm Southampton.

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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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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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August 2019

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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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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The Burley Festival – Food, Art & Drink

August 24 - August 25
Burley Manor Park, Burley
New Forest, Hampshire BH24 4DJ United Kingdom
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The Burley Festival is a food and arts festival in the New Forest, bringing together high quality local producers for a weekend of artisan food, drinks and creations!

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October 2019

Half-term fun: Junk Modelling – Worry Monsters

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street
Winchester, SO23 8SB GB
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Free drop-in in the Children's Library Everyone has worries; thankfully, there are special monsters who love to eat them and make them go away! Build your very own monster from our junk supplies and feed it whatever's on your mind. Aimed at 3yrs+

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Pop-up Crafts Event

October 28 @ 11:00 am - October 29 @ 2:00 pm

We will be bringing a selection of great materials to make spooky crafts items on Monday and Tuesday of the half term. From decorations to trick or treat pots to collect your treats in. The workshops will be drop in from 11am - 2pm and donation based. we will also have kits to take away, so, you can keep your little monsters occupied over the half term.

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Spooky Slime Workshop

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BellaCrafts, The Barn, within Fair Oak Garden Centre, Winchester Rd
Eastleigh, SO50 7HD GB
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Drop the children off with us for fun making Spooky Slime! Have fun mixing ingredients to create the ultimate slime! Including squash and a biscuit. Please indicate name and ages of children in the comments upon booking. *Please be aware slime ingredients contains borax.

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Halloween Craft Activities at The Gurkha Museum

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Gurkha Museum, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road
Winchester, SO23 9 GB
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Come to the Gurkha Museum on Wednesday 30 October for FREE children's craft activities.Take part in fun Halloween inspired craft activities and learn about superstitions from Nepal!

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Wonderful Wednesdays – Bendy Bats at the Brickworks

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bursledon Brickworks, Swanwick Lane
Southampton, SO31 7HB GB
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Our last Wonderful Wednesday of the year! Make your own Bendy Bat and listen to scary stories in the Machine Room. Bendy Bats from 12-2; just drop in; suggested donation 50p; Admission fees apply. Scary Stories at 3pm in the Machine Room. PLUS: Free parking, two play areas, Halloween trail and excellent cafe! Museum open 11-4. Admission fees apply.

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November 2019

The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog children’s activity in Winchester

November 1
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB United Kingdom
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Spend the day in Julia Donaldson’s wonderful world at The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog children's activity in Winchester.

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Half term Halloween Themed Session

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Aikman Lane, West Totton
Southampton, SO40 8FT GB
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***Please note change of time to 1pm until 3pm*** Join us for a creative half term session of pottery painting at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, turn up anytime between 1pm and 3pm Choose from a range of Halloween themed pottery pieces, we have small items, such as spooky tealight holders for £3.50 each, up to monster money boxes for £6 each. We provide everything you need to create your own masterpiece, you just need to bring your artistic flair! Sorry…

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