What’s on in the Easter holidays in Hampshire; Southampton, Winchester & nearby

It’s that time of year again, how do the Easter holidays come around so quickly?! If you’re feeling a bit unprepared for the Easter hols and are wondering what events and activities you can entertain the kids with, I’ve put together a big list of what’s on in the Easter holidays in Hampshire, covering the SO area; Southampton, New Forest, Romsey, Eastleigh, Winchester and nearby.

There’s plenty of family fun to be had in Hampshire this Easter, from the organised chaos of chocolately Easter egg hunts (get out of my way kids, I saw it first!), to the pure magic of Easter themed craft events where you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that someone else is going to clean up after your child. For outdoorsy families (I’d like to say that’s us, in an ideal world), there are plenty of Easter trails around Hampshire, so you can get out and about and burn off some of that excess chocolate-fuelled energy (hands up who has already bought their kids an Easter egg, eaten it and now has to buy another…?!), or perhaps an Easter theatre show or concert is more your cup of tea? Whatever you’re into, hopefully you’ll find something here in my guide to what’s on in the Easter holidays in Hampshire; Southampton, Winchester and nearby.

Please click through and check full details with the event organisers before you visit!

 

Easter holiday events in the SO area; Southampton, New Forest, Romsey, Eastleigh, Winchester and nearby

 

Easter Family Trail at Hillier Gardens

April 1April 22
Hillier Gardens, Ampfield
Romsey, SO51 0QA United Kingdom
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Follow the Easter Family Trail at Hillier Gardens

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Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo

April 5September 1
Marwell Zoo, Thompsons Lane
Winchester, 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 5April 23
Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way
Winchester, 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 5April 23
Paultons Park, Ower
New Forest, 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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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Mottisfont National Trust

April 6April 22
Mottisfont, near Romsey 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 6April 22
Hinton Ampner, near Alresford 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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Easter at The Garden Society Eastleigh

April 6April 28
The Garden Society, Allington Lane
Eastleigh, SO50 7DE United Kingdom
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The Garden Society has another brilliant immersive event planned for families this Easter.

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Dragon Trail at Royal Victoria Country Park Southampton

April 6April 22
Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley
Southampton, SO31 5GA United Kingdom
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Enjoy a family stroll through the enchanted woodland at Royal Victoria Country Park this Easter, in search of dragons!

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Easter Egg Hunt at Itchen Valley Country Park

April 6April 22
Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane
Eastleigh, SO30 3HQ United Kingdom
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Follow the Easter trail through the woods at Itchen Valley Country Park

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Easter at Manor Farm Southampton

April 6April 22
Manor Farm, Bursledon
Southampton, SO31 1BH United Kingdom
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There’s something for everyone this Easter at Manor Farm Southampton

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Hurst Castle Easter Step Challenge

April 6April 22
Hurst Castle, Keyhaven SO41 0TP United Kingdom + Google Map

Complete the Step Challenge at Hurst Castle during the Easter holidays in Hampshire

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The Westgate Easter Hunt in Winchester

April 6April 20
The Westgate Museum, High Street
Winchester, SO23 9AP United Kingdom
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Take part in an Easter trail in Winchester at The Westgate Museum

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Exbury Gardens Easter at Eggs-bury

April 6April 22
Exbury Gardens, Exbury
New Forest, SO45 1AZ United Kingdom
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Families are invited to hop around Exbury Gardens in the Easter holidays

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Easter activities at Eastleigh Library

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

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Spring on the Farm in Beaulieu

April 6
Home Farm, Beaulieu
New Forest, SO42 7YG United Kingdom
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The Countryside Education Trust is offering families the opportunity to visit their farm in Beaulieu this spring.

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Holly Hill Family Fun Day

April 6
Holly Hill Leisure Centre, Sarisbury Green
Southampton, SO31 7BJ United Kingdom
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Holly Hill Leisure Centre is opening its doors for a family fun day

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Bonnets Galore: Easter at Beaulieu

April 6April 22
Beaulieu, New Forest SO42 7ZN United Kingdom + Google Map

There’s lots going on this Easter at Beaulieu

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Easter trail at Furzey Gardens, New Forest

April 6April 22
Furzey Gardens, Minstead
New Forest, SO43 7GL United Kingdom
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Explore Furzey Gardens in the New Forest and follow an Easter themed trail

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Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids at The Point, Eastleigh

April 6
The Point, Leigh Road
Eastleigh, SO50 9DE United Kingdom
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Time-travelling magicians Morgan and West are heading to The Point, Eastleigh, with their marvellous magic show for all ages!

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Easter Naughty Bunny Hunt at St Barbe Museum, Lymington

April 6April 22
St Barbe Museum, New Street
Lymington, SO41 9BH United Kingdom
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Visit St Barbe Museum in Lymington this Easter and follow the naughty bunny’s chocolatey paw prints

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Easter Egg Trail at River Hamble Country Park

April 6April 22
River Hamble Country Park, Pylands Lane
Southampton, SO31 1BH United Kingdom
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Join the Easter Egg Trail at River Hamble Country Park, Southampton

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Easter Holidays Trail at Eastleigh Museum

April 6April 20
Eastleigh Museum, High Street
Eastleigh, SO50 5LF United Kingdom
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Join in with a free Easter trail at Eastleigh Museum

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Easter Bunny Hop Bounces Back: Family concert in Southampton

April 7
Turner Sims, Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Join BearFace Theatre and the The ABC Bunny Band in a musical Easter adventure in Southampton.

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Easter Holidays at The Royal Green Jackets Museum Winchester

April 8April 22
The Royal Green Jackets Museum, Peninsular Barracks
Winchester, S023 8TS United Kingdom
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Visit The Royal Green Jackets Museum in Winchester during the Easter holidays to help Brigadier Bear on his quest to find the Easter Eggs

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Alice In Wonderland Easter Kids Event in Southampton

April 8April 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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The Amazing Bubble Man at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 9
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, 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 at Lepe: Arts Attack

April 9
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
Southampton, 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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Eling Tide Mill Experience Anniversary Celebration

April 9
Eling Tide Mill Experience, Totton
Southampton, SO40 9HD United Kingdom
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The Eling Tide Mill Experience will be celebrating their anniversary this Easter!

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Easter Family Activities at Winchester Cathedral

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

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Easter at Bursledon Brickworks: Printing and Painting with Vegetables

April 10
Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick
Southampton, 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, 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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David Baddiel’s Animalcolm at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 11April 12
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, 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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ParkLives Golden Easter Egg Hunt in Southampton

April 12
Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre, Thornhill Road
Southampton, SO16 7AY United Kingdom
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Join ParkLives at Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre this Easter for a Golden Egg Hunt!

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Day Out With Thomas on The Watercress Line in Hampshire

April 13April 22
The Watercress Line, Alresford
Near Winchester, 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, 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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Easter Fun at Longdown Activity Farm

April 13April 22
Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7EH United Kingdom
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Longdown Activity Farm near Southampton is the perfect place for a day out during the Easter holidays, surrounded by chicks and bunnies!

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Titanic Family Day at SeaCity Museum, Southampton

April 13
SeaCity, Havelock Road
Southampton, SO14 7FY United Kingdom
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SeaCity’s Titanic Family Day commemorates the sinking of the RMS Titanic 107 years ago

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Spring Fair in Lyndhurst, New Forest

April 14
Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst
New Forest, 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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Woodmill Easter Discovery Day in Southampton

April 14
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Woodmill Lane
Southampton, SO18 2JR United Kingdom
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Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre in Southampton is hosting an Easter Discovery Day for the whole family to enjoy.

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Fair Ways Fairy Garden Grand Opening Southampton

April 14
Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley
Southampton, SO31 5GA United Kingdom
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The grand opening of the Fair Ways Fairy Garden at Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton, will take place on 14th April at 3pm.

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Lymington Easter Bunny Run

April 14
Woodside Gardens, Lymington SO41 8FP United Kingdom + Google Map

The annual Lymington Easter Bunny Run will take place in Woodside Gardens on 14th April.

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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, 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, 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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Easter at Bursledon Brickworks: Peg Dolls and Tissue Paper Eggs

April 17
Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick
Southampton, 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, 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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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant at Theatre Royal Winchester

April 18April 20
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street
Winchester, 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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Easter Bunny Hunt at Haskins Garden Centre

April 18
Haskins Garden Centre, West End
Southampton, SO18 3HW United Kingdom
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Join the Easter Bunny Hunt at Haskins Garden Centre

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Winchester City Mill National Trust

April 19April 22
Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street
Winchester, 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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Sparsholt Easter Bunny Event

April 19April 20
Sparsholt College, Sparsholt SO21 2NF United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy a fun, family day out this Easter and enter the world of Super Bunny at Sparsholt College!

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Easter Egg Hunt at Eastleigh Lakeside Railway

April 19April 22
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway, Lakeside Country Park
Eastleigh, SO50 5PE United Kingdom
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Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Eastleigh Lakeside Railway!

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Easter Trail at Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge, Southampton

April 19April 20
Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge
Southampton, SO30 2GH United Kingdom
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Join Fairthorne Manor in Curdridge, Southampton, for their annual Easter trail through the woodland.

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Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

April 20
The Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Southampton, 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 Egg Hunt at Oasis Down To Earth Farm Southampton

April 20April 21
Oasis Down To Earth Farm, Green Lane
Southampton, SO16 9FQ United Kingdom
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Join Oasis Down To Earth Farm for their Easter egg hunt in Southampton.

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Easter Crafts in Eastleigh with BellaCrafts

April 20
The Swan Centre, Eastleigh 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, SO43 7NY United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Enjoy six different craft activities this Easter at the New Forest Heritage Centre.

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Canoe Easter Egg Hunt in the New Forest

April 20April 22
New Forest Activities, Beaulieu
New Forest, SO42 7YA United Kingdom
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Enjoy a family paddle along the Beaulieu River in a Canadian style canoe, then disembark for an Easter egg hunt!

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Easter Eggstravaganza at Bursledon Windmill

April 20April 21
Bursledon Windmill, Windmill Lane
Southampton, SO31 8BG United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join in the Easter weekend fun at Bursledon Windmill

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Passford House Hotel Easter Egg Hunt in the New Forest

April 21
Passford House Hotel, Lymington SO41 8LS United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the country house hotel and gardens on an Easter egg hunt in the New Forest at Passford House Hotel.

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Easter Eggstravorganza at St. James’ Park Southampton

April 22
St James Park, St James Road
Southampton, SO15 5SD United Kingdom
+ Google Map

The annual St. James’ Park ‘Easter Eggstravorganza’ returns this Easter Monday

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Lepe Easter Fun Run

April 22
Lepe Country Park, Exbury
Southampton, SO45 1AD United Kingdom
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The Lepe Easter Bunny 5k is an Easter fun run where you can put on your best Easter bunny costume and hop (or run) around the 5 km course!

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There are lots more Hampshire family events on my diary page and keep an eye on the SO Mum Facebook page, SO Mum Twitter and SO Mum Instagram if you’d like updates from me!

SO Mum x

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