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Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Southampton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Southampton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Southampton as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Southampton

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Tom Stade: I Swear
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade Following last years smash hit run at the Edinburgh Festival and sell‐out dates across the UK the Canadian tour‐de‐force is back on the road with extra dates due to overwhelming demandRenowned for his…

Location: 10.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 223100
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Speed Dating in Southampton
Ninety Degrees

Speed Dating in SouthamptonHow Speed Dating in Southampton worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Southampton you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of…

Location: 0.2 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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Foxbury Forest School
Foxbury

Forest School is an alternative educational approach that focuses on developing childrens personal social and emotional development through regular outdoor experiences. Each session gives time and space to develop skills interest and understanding through a range of activities which provide practical hands‐on…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01794 344020
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Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

Portsmouth Speed DatingHow speed dating in Portsmouth worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Portsmouth. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 15.4 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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Chris Difford & Boo Hewardine
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of Londons best‐loved bands the Squeeze co‐founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as Cool For Cats Up The Junction Labelled With Love Hourglass and Tempted.As…

Location: 10.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 223100
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Westquays Student Sessions
WestQuay Shopping Centre

On Thursday 19th April Westquays Student Sessions returns for a night of discounts DJs and competitions. Students are invited down to centre between 5pm and 8 pm where they will have the chance to take advantage of some fantastic offers available for…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02076 936999
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ABP Southampton
Southampton Common

This flat route is perfect for all running abilities from beginners right through to experienced runners trying to beat a PB.There are many delights on this route including running through the huge expanse of the commonThere are many delights on this route…

Location: 1.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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Beaulieu Boatjumble
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

The Beaulieu Boatjumble has hundreds stands of boating bits new trailerable boats dinghies equipment and craft from classics to nearly new. With thousands of new and used boating bargains it makes for an unmissable event for all boating enthusiasts. You can be…

Location: 6.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614888
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half and 10K
The Guildhall

The Marathon route is an exciting mix of coast city and parks. This route is predominantly flat perfect for a debut marathon This is a 2 lapped route which means you have twice the fun and you know whats coming up.Just like…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: http://reesleisure. co.uk/
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Hoppy Monday at The Liquorist Portsmouth
The Liquorist Portsmouth

Newly opened The Liquorist Portsmouth is bound to wet appetites by offering craft beer at £3 per pint every Monday…

Location: 15.5 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02392 851070
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Southampton Ghost Tour
St Michaels Square,

Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Tour.Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts including the…

Location: 1 mileaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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Barbara Nice
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket Experience this critically acclaimed tip‐top character comedy livefrom Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life‐affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize off Barbaras table.…

Location: 10.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 223100
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Speed Dating in Winchester
Pitcher & Piano

Winchester Speed DatingHow speed dating in Winchester worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Winchester. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 10.9 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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Singles Quiz Night in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

How the Singles Quiz Night worksYou will be greeted by our lovely quiz master who will get you registered in give you your name badge and also your dating ticket. Once everyone has arrived the men and women will be divided into…

Location: 15.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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Manford's Comedy Club
The Stage Door

The Stage Door in Southampton plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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Aidan O'Rourke & Kit Downes
Ashcroft Arts Centre

A new duo that brings together two of the UKs foremost folk and jazz artists a sparse and emotive exploration of contemporary folk music formed by multi award winning Scottish fiddler ‐ composer Aidan ORourke LauKanBlazin Fiddles and…

Location: 10.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 223100
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Jess Robinson 'Here come the girls'
Berry Theatre

Join multi‐award winner and one of 2017s Britains Got Talent semi finalists and stand out stars ‐ Jess Robinson when she embarks on her debut UK tour in 2018.The show Here Come The Girls features spot on celebrity impressions and…

Location: 4.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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Simply Audi
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Bring your Audi to Beaulieu and become part of the first ever Simply Audi rallya gathering of Audis of all ages and styles. Any model is welcome; from classic Coupes and Sport Quattros to the new A6 or Q3.Join fellow…

Location: 6.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614614
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Big Spring Steam Up!
The Brickworks Museum

All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be out in force. The museum will be in steam as well. Both large steam engines and our small vertical one should be working away. Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running…

Location: 5.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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Subway Helping Hearts Family 5k
Southampton Common

Subway stores and Heart Research UK are hosting a series of Subway Helping Hearts Family 5K events throughout the UK in the summer of 2018.Not only is there the exciting 5K run itself with our iconic Field of Fresh inflatable obstacle course…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01132 347474
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Circus Vegas
Mayflower Park

Special offer ‐ 2 for 1 on any seat any day Simply call the box office07904428555 and quote Juggler to receive the deal. Circus Vegas arrives in the UK for its first full British tour.Housed inside its huge…

Location: 1.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07904 428555
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Art of Style
Westquay, Southampton

Combining free beauty makeovers live pop‐up catwalks and fashion sculptures shoppers will be invited to enjoy the latest trends with an art exhibition twist.The three‐day event will be centred around four of the hottest fashion trends displayed as works of art in…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02076 936999
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Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club 4th May
Spinnaker Tower

Friday May 4thTo celebrate Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club now happening monthly on the FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH we have an amazing triple headline bill with 3 comedians off the tellyOpening the show is Mock The Week star Glenn Moore a rising…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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Simply Ford
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Bring your Ford to Beaulieu and become part of the eighth Simply Ford rallya gathering of Fords of all shapes and sizes. Any model is welcome; from classic Capris and Cortinas to new Rangers and Fiestas.Join the hundreds of vehicles…

Location: 6.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614614
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Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie ‐ The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 15.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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May Day Triathlon
Kings School

Swim: 200mYou will swim 200m in the shallow beginner friendly 6 lane pool with only 4 people per lane. You will get to swim with people of similar ability so dont worry about it being too intimidating.Cycle: 11kmCycle out of the historic…

Location: 10.2 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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Gauntlet Games
Matterley Bowl

The 5k and 10k obstacle course will see you tackle a series of gladiator zones bounce on inflatables swing from monkey bars over water battle gladiators with pugil sticks and escape onto a giant slippery slideThis hilarious and challenging obstacle course is…

Location: 12.2 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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Beer Festival @ Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

Bricks Beer and Busesbecause that is exactly what it is going to beWe will be running a heritage bus service from Swanwick Station good trains tofrom Portsmouth and Southampton to the Brickworks.NB This is a TICKET ONLY event. Opening times:‐ Museum: From…

Location: 5.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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Mozart in Prague
Ferneham Hall

Take a trip to Prague with the Havant Chamber OrchestraOur concert features the Symphony no. 38 by Mozart which had its premier in the city in 1787.We pair it with the music of one of the most famous…

Location: 10.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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Spring Autojumble
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Visit the Spring Autojumble being held at Beaulieu over the weekend of 19‐20th May 2018. Browse over one thousand stands bursting with automotive bargains. From motoring parts automobilia and accessories to literature tools and clothing. Covering all motoring eras there will…

Location: 6.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614614
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Tourist Attractions


Beaulieu Palace House

Formerly the 14th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River. The House has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wriothesley, later 1st Earl of Southampton,…

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Few car museums in the world can match the unique collection of the world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Managed by the National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu is also the home of the world famous Beaulieu International Autojumble and Automart. Whether your interest is as an individual,…

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is a magical place in the New Forest National ParkThe Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre 100 hectare site, world‐famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring,…

Beaulieu

Beaulieu, one of the South of England's top day visitor attractions, is set in the heart of the New Forest, the UK's newest National Park. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House,…

Marwell Zoo

Come and see some of the most beautiful and interesting animals in the world. Marwell has 200 different species from tropical frogs to big cats, from little lovebirds to awesome ostrich. Marwell is a delightful setting for our precious rare animals and it's a great day out for…

Paultons Park

Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest, offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions and rides included in the price. The variety of things to see and do includes thrilling and gentle rides, dinosaurs, museums, animated shows, play…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Southampton? See our list of attractions in Southampton, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 18/04/2018 16:50:37