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
Follow the Easter Family Trail at Hillier Gardens
Marwell Zoo are hosting a dinosaur themed LEGO event throughout summer 2019!
There are lots of exciting extra activities going on at Winchester Science Centre throughout the Easter holidays, with a ‘Science of Sweets’ theme!
Visitors to Paultons Park will be able to meet Bobtail Bunny and friends at the main entrance plaza during the Easter holidays.
The Garden Society has another brilliant immersive event planned for families this Easter.
Enjoy a family stroll through the enchanted woodland at Royal Victoria Country Park this Easter, in search of dragons!
Follow the Easter trail through the woods at Itchen Valley Country Park
There’s something for everyone this Easter at Manor Farm Southampton
Complete the Step Challenge at Hurst Castle during the Easter holidays in Hampshire
Take part in an Easter trail in Winchester at The Westgate Museum
Families are invited to hop around Exbury Gardens in the Easter holidays
There’s loads going on this Easter at Eastleigh Library!
The Countryside Education Trust is offering families the opportunity to visit their farm in Beaulieu this spring.
Holly Hill Leisure Centre is opening its doors for a family fun day
Explore Furzey Gardens in the New Forest and follow an Easter themed trail
Time-travelling magicians Morgan and West are heading to The Point, Eastleigh, with their marvellous magic show for all ages!
Visit St Barbe Museum in Lymington this Easter and follow the naughty bunny’s chocolatey paw prints
Join the Easter Egg Trail at River Hamble Country Park, Southampton
Join in with a free Easter trail at Eastleigh Museum
Join BearFace Theatre and the The ABC Bunny Band in a musical Easter adventure in Southampton.
Visit The Royal Green Jackets Museum in Winchester during the Easter holidays to help Brigadier Bear on his quest to find the Easter Eggs
Join Westquay, Southampton, this Easter holiday for some Alice in Wonderland themed fun!
The Amazing Bubble Man is coming to the Theatre Royal in Winchester this Easter.
This Easter, join the Lepe rangers in a morning of environmentally themed arts, crafts and activities
The Eling Tide Mill Experience will be celebrating their anniversary this Easter!
Follow the Easter trail around Winchester Cathedral
This Easter holiday, drop in to Bursledon Brickworks to join in with painting and printing with vegetables!
Drop in to Winchester City Museum to make Victorian Easter Cards with your family.
Story Pocket Theatre are bringing David Baddiel’s Animalcolm to the Theatre Royal Winchester this Easter.
Join ParkLives at Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre this Easter for a Golden Egg Hunt!
Thomas the Tank Engine and friends are returning to the Watercress Line in Hampshire this Easter.
Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live is coming to the stage at Theatre Royal Winchester this Easter!
Longdown Activity Farm near Southampton is the perfect place for a day out during the Easter holidays, surrounded by chicks and bunnies!
SeaCity’s Titanic Family Day commemorates the sinking of the RMS Titanic 107 years ago
Uptown Markets are hosting a spring fair at Lyndhurst Community Centre in the New Forest.
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre in Southampton is hosting an Easter Discovery Day for the whole family to enjoy.
The grand opening of the Fair Ways Fairy Garden at Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton, will take place on 14th April at 3pm.
The annual Lymington Easter Bunny Run will take place in Woodside Gardens on 14th April.
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a magic extravaganza at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End.
Immersion Theatre present a brand new musical adaptation of the classic tale of Pinocchio, this Easter at Theatre Royal Winchester.
This Easter holiday, drop in to Bursledon Brickworks to join in with craft activities.
Drop in to Winchester City Museum to make your own small-scale Anglo-Saxon or Norman Shield.
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.
Join the Easter Bunny Hunt at Haskins Garden Centre
Enjoy a fun, family day out this Easter and enter the world of Super Bunny at Sparsholt College!
Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Eastleigh Lakeside Railway!
Join Fairthorne Manor in Curdridge, Southampton, for their annual Easter trail through the woodland.
Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End!
Join Oasis Down To Earth Farm for their Easter egg hunt in Southampton.
Hop along to The Swan Centre in Eastleigh and join in with BellaCrafts’ Easter Craft workshops
Enjoy six different craft activities this Easter at the New Forest Heritage Centre.
Enjoy a family paddle along the Beaulieu River in a Canadian style canoe, then disembark for an Easter egg hunt!
Join in the Easter weekend fun at Bursledon Windmill
Explore the country house hotel and gardens on an Easter egg hunt in the New Forest at Passford House Hotel.
The annual St. James’ Park ‘Easter Eggstravorganza’ returns this Easter Monday
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!