Things to do in Southampton

52 things to do with kids in and around Southampton for under £10

This year our goal is to have more fun.
To get out of the house whether rain or sun.

But I’m always stuck for ideas to use
It always takes us forever to choose.

So I’ve made a list of things to do
And I’ve tried to make it affordable too.

There’s 52 things, one for each week of the year.
So we can create some family cheer.

Some will have us out for the full day,
Whilst others provide just a few hours of play.

With the New Forest and country parks. There’s so much fun to be had,
Take a picnic for lunch, explore or play hide and seek with dad.

1. Bolton’s Bench

2. Tall Trees Trail at Rhinefield Ornamental Drive

3. Rufus Stone

4. Knightwood Oak

5. Royal Victoria Country Park

6. Moors Valley Country Park

7. Itchen Valley Country Park

8. River Hamble Country Park

9. Lakeside Country Park

10. Lepe Country Park

If you love animals you don’t have to go to the zoo,
There’s plenty of other ways to see animals if you want to.

11. Oasis Down to Earth Farm

12. New Forest Reptile Centre

13. Romsey World of Water

14. Petlake Alpacas of the New Forest

15. Spot the deer at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

16. Go and see the horses at Deerleap

17. Feed the ducks at Riverside Park

18. Spot the birds at Hamble Common

19. Say hello to the chickens at Carlo’s Ices

These aren’t the only places for you to explore,
There’s plenty of parks and beaches with more fun in store.

20. Mayflower Park

21. St James’ Park

22. Southampton Common

23. Southampton Pleasure Park

24. Millers Pond Nature Reserve

25. Weston Shore

26. Riverside walk at Eling Tide Mill

27. Pink Hamble Ferry

28. Calshot Beach

29. Hythe Marina

30. Tudor House and Garden

31. Old Town walk

32. Bursledon Windmill

33. Pickwell Farm

34. Goodalls Strawberry Farm

I’ve made sure to include some activities for indoors.
So we have somewhere to escape to if the rain pours.

35. Toddler Splash at Shirley Swimming Pool

36. Odeon Kids

37. Kids Today

38. Toddler Time at Harbour Lights Cinema

39. Ickle Village

40. Tenpin Tuesdays

41. Tots City

42. Poppies Crafts

43. Frankie’s Fun Factory

44. Swimming at Romsey Rapids

If you don’t mind travelling you could go slightly further away,
Get out of Southampton and escape for the day.

45. West Wittering Beach

46. Bournemouth Beach

47. Weymouth Beach

48. Clarence Pier

49. Mudeford Sandbank Beach

50. Winchester Castle and Great Hall

51. Lymington Sea Water Baths

52. Alice Holt Forest

There’s so much more that I could have included
But to think I could afford it all is a little deluded.

So I’ve tried to stick to things that cost less then a ten pounds.
Some cost nothing at all – yep, its as good as it sounds.

Once we’ve done them I might blog about them too,
Then you’ll know if it’s an activity for you.

If you have some ideas that you think we should try
Please comment below, no need to be shy.

Note: I am in no way affiliated with any of these activities. This is simply a list of activities I plan to visit and is not a recommendation or review of any of the places listed. Activities were priced at less than £10 entry for two adults and one toddler at the time of publication. Please check all details of the activity with the venue before setting out.

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