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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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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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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Free

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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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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Free

The HSBC Let's Ride Southampton event is back for 2019!

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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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Environmental Champions at Lepe Country Park

July 24 - September 3
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AD United Kingdom
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£3
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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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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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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

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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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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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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September 2019

5k Mix Up for Naomi House & Jacksplace

September 8
Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 2GH United Kingdom
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The 5k Mix Up for Naomi House & Jacksplace is a messy fun run for the whole family!

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October 2019

Tom Gates Live On Stage in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

October 18 - October 20
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Liz Pichon's fantastic characters come to life in the brand new show, Tom Gates Live on Stage, in Southampton.

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Firework Displays in Hampshire: Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

October 26
Beaulieu, New Forest Hampshire SO42 7ZN United Kingdom + Google Map
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If you're looking for an amazing fireworks display in Hampshire, the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular never fails to disappoint!

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Halloween in Hampshire: It’s Frightfully Fun at the Farm

October 26 - October 31
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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This Halloween in Hampshire, head to Longdown Farm for some frightfully fun activities!

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See The Gruffalo in Southampton at NST Campus

October 29 - November 3
NST Campus, University Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1TR United Kingdom
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This autumn, families can see The Gruffalo in Southampton.

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November 2019

Cinderella: The Musical, family Christmas show in Southampton

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020
NST City, 142 -144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Join NST City for a magical family Christmas show in Southampton. Cinderella: The Musical is a fabulous fairy tale with a musical twist

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December 2019

Nativity! The Musical in Southampton at Mayflower Theatre

December 3 - December 7
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE United Kingdom
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Following a smash-hit 2018 tour and London run, you can now see Nativity! The Musical in Southampton, when the show comes to Mayflower Theatre for Christmas 2019.

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Festive Family Theatre in Southampton: Stick Man

December 13 - December 31
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ United Kingdom
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If you're looking for festive family theatre in Southampton, Stick Man is coming to The Berry Theatre in Hedge End this December!

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