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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May 2019

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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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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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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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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May Bank Holiday in Hampshire: Longdown Vintage Farm Rally

May 25 - May 26
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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If you're looking for a great day out this May Bank Holiday in Hampshire, the Longdown Vintage Farm Rally is back for 2019!

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Toy Story Party at Smyths Toys Superstore in Hedge End

May 25
Smyths Toys, Bradbeers Retail Park
Hedge End, Hampshire SO30 2QY United Kingdom
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Smyths Toys Superstores are hosting a Toy Story party on Saturday 25th May from 9am!

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Treasure Island at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

May 25
NST Campus, University Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1TR United Kingdom
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Join Nuffield Southampton Theatres (Campus site) for a half term treat for the kids - Treasure Island, featuring stars from CBeebies, Monkey TV and CBBC!

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Southampton Dementia Festival

May 25
Palmerston Park Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1LL United Kingdom + Google Map

Southampton Dementia Festival 2019 takes place over the bank holiday weekend, on Saturday 25th May

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

Netley Regatta & Summer Fayre

June 1
Netley Cricket Field, Netley Abbey
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 5FA United Kingdom
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Netley Regatta and Summer Fayre is back on the 1st June 2019

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Fawley Show – family fun day in Southampton

June 1
All Saints Church, Fawley
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1DL United Kingdom
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Fawley Show is an annual family fun day in the Southampton waterside area.

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Woodmill Discovery Day, family fun in Southampton

June 2
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Woodmill Lane
Southampton, Hampshire SO18 2JR United Kingdom
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Join Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre for a day of family fun in Southampton!

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The Big Lunch Southampton: Free Family Movie Screening

June 2
St James Park, St James Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 5SD United Kingdom
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As part of The Big Lunch in Southampton, the Parklife Café at St. James' Park are hosting a Free Family Movie Screening

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Mower Madness at Longdown Farm

June 8 - June 9
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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Mower Madness race at venues across the south coast - on mowers! They will be returning to Longdown Farm this June to raise lots of money for local charities.

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Show on the Green – Family fun day in Southampton, Sarisbury Green

June 8
The Green, Sarisbury Green
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7AA United Kingdom
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Sarisbury Green Community Centre hosts the annual Show on the Green - a family fun day in Southampton.

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SÓN with James Mayhew: Peter And The Wolf at Turner Sims Southampton

June 9
Turner Sims, Highfield Campus
Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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This June, celebrated illustrator and classical music presenter James Mayhew returns to Turner Sims in Southampton with an immersive musical experience for all the family.

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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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Dads go free for Father’s Day at Bursledon Brickworks

June 16
Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7GW United Kingdom
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Dads go free for Father's Day at Bursledon Brickworks!

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Father’s Day in Hampshire: Beaulieu Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In Day

June 16
Beaulieu, New Forest Hampshire SO42 7ZN United Kingdom + Google Map

If you're looking for a fun family day out for Father's Day in Hampshire, Beaulieu's Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In Day is the perfect treat for dads!

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Free entry for dads on Father’s Day at Longdown Farm

June 16
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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Free entry for dads on Father's Day at Longdown Farm!

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Bursledon Brickworks Summer Fair in Southampton

June 23
Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7GW United Kingdom
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It's almost time for the Bursledon Brickworks Summer Fair in Southampton!

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July 2019

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, children’s show at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

July 12 - July 14
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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This children's show at Mayflower Theatre Southampton is all about a a young Fairy Princess, Holly, and her best friend, Ben the Elf.

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Welsh National Opera Family Concert in Southampton

July 14
Turner Sims, Southampton Hampshire SO17 1BJ United Kingdom + Google Map
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Welsh National Opera is returning to Turner Sims this summer with a brand new Family Concert in Southampton.

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Ministry of Science Live at Mayflower Theatre Southampton

July 15
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Ministry of Science Live heads to Mayflower Theatre Southampton in July 2019.

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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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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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August 2019

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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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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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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