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Off The Wall Events

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 03 Jan '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Dec '17 06:00pm

Introducing 'Off The Wall Events', our fantastic event programme in the stunning new Esplanade

From Chinese New Year...

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Off The Wall Events

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 03 Jan '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Dec '17 06:00pm

Introducing 'Off The Wall Events', our fantastic event programme in the stunning new Esplanade

From Chinese New Year celebrations and Light Festivals to fitness classes and art installations, we've got something going on to suit the whole family.

So after a hard days shopping, why not visit one of our delicious restaurants and enjoy what the Esplanade has to offer then head to Hollywood Bowl for a spot of family fun.

Make sure you keep checking our website for more information on what's to come!

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Venue Name
Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
Address
Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8033 6828
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Southampton Parkrun

Southampton Common
From: 07 Jan '17 09:00am -
To: 06 Jan '18 11:00am

Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

What is Southampton parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?
Every...

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Southampton Parkrun

Southampton Common
From: 07 Jan '17 09:00am -
To: 06 Jan '18 11:00am

Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

What is Southampton parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?
It's run on Southampton Common. 

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode.
If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Southampton parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email southamptonhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Hawthorns Centre cafe - please come and join us.

Other parkruns nearby
Eastleigh (3.6m), Netley Abbey (5.1m), Brockenhurst (9.9m), Winchester (10.9m), Lee-on-the-Solent (12.3m), Medina I.O.W. (15.6m), Southsea (17.4m), Queen Elizabeth (18.8m), Havant (19.1m), Salisbury (19.2m)

Click on the website link for more information about Southampton Parkrun - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/southampton/

Ticket information

Free! Please register before your first run using the link below.

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Venue Name
Southampton Common
Address
The Avenue , Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
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Jane Austen - 200th Anniversary of Her Death

Winchester Cathedral
From: 07 Feb '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Dec '17 04:00pm

Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817, is buried in the Cathedral's north nave aisle. 2017 marks the...

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Jane Austen - 200th Anniversary of Her Death

Winchester Cathedral
From: 07 Feb '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Dec '17 04:00pm

Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817, is buried in the Cathedral's north nave aisle. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of her death. A series of events, tours, talks and exhibitions will be held throughout the year. Full details of all events at the Cathedral and across the county are available on a dedicated website www.janeausten200.co.uk.

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Venue Name
Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
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Meet Rory the Baby Dinosaur

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Rory is a baby dinosaur form Lost Kingdom. He is very cute and loves to meet guests with his animal keeper. You can...

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Meet Rory the Baby Dinosaur

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Rory is a baby dinosaur form Lost Kingdom. He is very cute and loves to meet guests with his animal keeper. You can normally find him adjacent to Percy's Play Park at various times throughout the day.

Ticket information

This event is seasonal and subject to weather.

Included in ticket price.

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Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Alive! Dinosaur Encounter

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Everyday there will be an incredible opportunity to meet our tame(ish) walking realistic dinosaurs at ALIVE -...

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Alive! Dinosaur Encounter

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Everyday there will be an incredible opportunity to meet our tame(ish) walking realistic dinosaurs at ALIVE - Dinosaur Encounter. 

Ticket information

Included in ticket price.

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Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Penguin Feeding

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Did you know that Penguins can walk faster than humans?! Watch Paultons group of Humboldt Penguins daily feeding...

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Penguin Feeding

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Did you know that Penguins can walk faster than humans?! Watch Paultons group of Humboldt Penguins daily feeding sessions that take place at 12 noon and 3.30pm with live commentary from one of our keepers.

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Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Meet Peppa & George

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Come and meet Peppa Pig and George in Peppa Pig World! The cartoons' most popular characters appear every day that...

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Meet Peppa & George

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

Come and meet Peppa Pig and George in Peppa Pig World! The cartoons' most popular characters appear every day that the Park is open for photograph opportunities with their loving fans on the veranda in front of the school house.

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Included in ticket price.

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Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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New 4D Film: Sammy and Ray

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

'Sammy and Ray’ tells the tale of a newly hatched Green Turtle named Sammy and his best, Leatherback, buddy Ray as...

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New 4D Film: Sammy and Ray

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 24 Mar '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Oct '17 03:00pm

'Sammy and Ray’ tells the tale of a newly hatched Green Turtle named Sammy and his best, Leatherback, buddy Ray as they cruise the oceans on a makeshift raft having the time of their lives. After years of fun, their temporary home breaks apart and they find themselves exposed to all kinds of danger on the open seas. Years go by and just when Sammy has given up all hope of ever seeing Ray again, they are reunited in a dramatic rescue. Make sure you hold on tight as your seats rumble and watch out for the water sprays and gusts of wind as you enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. 

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Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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The Tropical Butterfly House

New Forest Wildlife Park
From: 08 Apr '17 09:00am -
To: 31 Oct '17 05:30am

Our Butterfly house will open for our 2017 season on 8th April and will remain open until 31st October 2017

Open from...

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The Tropical Butterfly House

New Forest Wildlife Park
From: 08 Apr '17 09:00am -
To: 31 Oct '17 05:30am

Our Butterfly house will open for our 2017 season on 8th April and will remain open until 31st October 2017

Open from each year from Easter to end of October

Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Wildlife Park
Address
Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8029 2408
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Southampton Castle: A Ceremony in Stone

Tudor House and Garden
From: 20 Apr '17 10:00am -
To: 01 Sep '17 04:00pm

First constructed in the late 11th century soon after the Norman Conquest, Southampton Castle played a major part in...

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Southampton Castle: A Ceremony in Stone

Tudor House and Garden
From: 20 Apr '17 10:00am -
To: 01 Sep '17 04:00pm

First constructed in the late 11th century soon after the Norman Conquest, Southampton Castle played a major part in the history of southern England from the wars between the Empress Matilda and Stephen; to the French invasions during the time of Henry I, Edward III and Richard II. By the 14th century, with over 2km of town walls Southampton stood alongside other key fortifications such as the castles of Windsor, Oxford and the Tower of London.
As well as tracing the history of the castle through its various phases of construction and neglect this exhibition will capture the day to day existence of living in such a building and reveal what life was like for the Romanesque, medieval and Georgian castle dweller, through pottery, clothing and even the bones left behind.
Image Credit: Tobias Young, ‘Old Southampton’ Lansdowne Castle, (Maritime and Local Heritage Collection)

Ticket information

Included in ticket price

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Venue Name
Tudor House and Garden
Address
Bugle Street, Old Town, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 834242
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Art in the Garden

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 13 May '17 09:00am -
To: 15 Oct '17 04:00pm
Art in the Garden

Saturday 13 May – Sunday 15 October

Monumental sculptures are attractively presented in the...

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Art in the Garden

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 13 May '17 09:00am -
To: 15 Oct '17 04:00pm
Art in the Garden

Saturday
13 May – Sunday 15 October

Monumental sculptures are attractively presented in the beautiful
setting of this world famous 180 acre Garden. Featuring award winning, local,
new and established British sculptors and artists from overseas. Be inspired by
all the wealth of creativity of Art in the Garden whether it is an abstract,
modern or figurative sculpture, there is always something to please everyone.
This is a selling exhibition and is a fabulous opportunity to buy a unique
piece of art for your home or garden.

 

Free entry
with garden admission

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Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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Summer Beach Party

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 May '17 08:00am -
To: 29 Aug '17 11:00pm

Paultons Park is hosting its very own Summer Beach Party Show, NEW for Summer 2017, running every day from Friday...

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Summer Beach Party

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 May '17 08:00am -
To: 29 Aug '17 11:00pm

Paultons Park is hosting its very own Summer Beach Party Show, NEW for Summer 2017, running every day from Friday 26th May. Experience plenty of singing, dancing and exciting games with the brand new characters: Bruce the Lifeguard, Shelly the Turtle and Manta the Ray. These will appear alongside our entertainments crew and our brand new beach buggy!

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Included on standard ticket entry

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Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 26 May '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Sep '17 04:00pm

This is the first ever large-scale art exhibition on the subject of British castles. Steeped in history and legend,...

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Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 26 May '17 10:00am -
To: 02 Sep '17 04:00pm

This is the first ever large-scale art exhibition on the subject of British castles. Steeped in history and legend, these extraordinary buildings exude a powerful and brooding presence. Turner, Constable, Girtin, Cotman, Ibbetson, Sandby, Varley and many others travelled to castles throughout Britain in search of the Picturesque. Castles, often sited in spectacular locations, were the perfect subject for the Romantic movement of the early 19th century that embraced the heroic past. The Gothic Revival was to spawn a new wave of castle building.

Showcasing the finest historic and contemporary castle artists and combining history with art, this exhibition conjures the mystique, excitement and prestige of the castle from Iron Age hill forts to Victorian reproductions and fantasy castles. It will include famous and rarely seen works from public and private collections, including loans from the Tate, British Museum and the V&A.

The exhibition will include a fully illustrated catalogue, which has been generously sponsored by the Punter Southall Group.

Ticket information

Southampton City Art Gallery is free to enter.

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Willow Sculpture

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 01 Jun '17 09:00am -
To: 31 Dec '17 04:00pm

Come to the Pinetum and view our outdoor art installation!

Created by internationally renowned artist Tom Hare these...

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Willow Sculpture

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 01 Jun '17 09:00am -
To: 31 Dec '17 04:00pm

Come to the Pinetum and view our outdoor art installation!

Created by internationally renowned artist Tom Hare these impressive botanical willow sculptures are a must to see in the Pinetum.

Celebrating our champion collection of conifers, each sculpture is modelled on the real cones featuring Pine, Spruce, Cedar, Hemlock and Metasequoia conifers.

At over 3 metres these magnificent willow sculptures allow you to really appreciate the intricacy of the shapes and structure. The cones are interspersed with delicate seed clusters which lead you along the trail in the Pinetum.

These sculptures have been carefully crafted using natural materials, in like with the actual cones. For the naturally darker coloured Pine, Hemlock and Metasequoia black steamed maul willow was used. Whilst for the Cedar cone a flanders red willow was used in keeping with the colour of the actual cones. The seed clusters were made from Brittany blue willow and tissue paper vanished for strength.

Come along and appreciate these glorious botanical sculptures with interpretation boards located near each sculpture you can discover more as you explore the trail.

Recently added to the trail we have collections of giant poppy seed heads, to continue the trail from the Pinetum to the Meadow and from gymnosperms to angiosperms.

Amongst other sites, Tom has exhibited at RHS Wisley Gardens; Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows; the Royal Botanic Garden Kew, and Wakehurst Place. Made of willow, his sculptures are amazingly intricate, so we are looking forward to seeing how he interprets our conifer collection.

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Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

SeaCity Museum
From: 30 Jun '17 09:00am -
To: 24 Sep '17 04:00pm

Wildlife Photographer of the Year features the winning images from the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

SeaCity Museum
From: 30 Jun '17 09:00am -
To: 24 Sep '17 04:00pm

Wildlife Photographer of the Year features the winning images from the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition, organised by the Natural History Museum, London. Running for over 50 years, the competition received over 40,000 submissions from photographers from over 90 countries.

Displayed on large scale light boxes, these extraordinary images celebrate the drama and beauty of the natural world through striking, creative and sometimes humorous wildlife photography. From exotic landscapes to the most fascinating animals, this breathtaking exhibition will appeal to photographers and nature enthusiasts of all ages.

Ticket information

Admission to the museum applies.

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Venue Name
SeaCity Museum
Address
Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Bobbi Brown & Aveda 'Get Glam'

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 14 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 01 Sep '17 06:00pm

Introducing Bobbi Brown and Aveda 'Get Glam' service.

Bobbi Brown Southampton would like to present their latest 'glam...

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Bobbi Brown & Aveda 'Get Glam'

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 14 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 01 Sep '17 06:00pm

Introducing Bobbi Brown and Aveda 'Get Glam' service.

Bobbi Brown Southampton would like to present their latest 'glam it up' lesson, now including hair styling by Aveda at John Lewis Southampton.

Treat yourself to a full make up lesson with one of the Bobbi Brown professionally trained artists teamed with luxury hair styling by an Aveda hair care specialist.

Exclusively available on Fridays until September. The £40 booking charge is redeemable against both Bobbi Brown and Aveda products purchased at the appointment.

Call for your appointment now on 02380 216343

Ticket information

The £40 booking charge is redeemable against both Bobbi Brown and Aveda products purchased at the appointment.

Call for your appointment now on 02380 216343

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Venue Name
Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
Address
Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8033 6828
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New Forest Open Art Exhibition

The New Forest National Park
From: 15 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 08 Oct '17 04:30pm

Every day

Location: New Forest Centre. Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

New Forest Open Art Exhibition...

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New Forest Open Art Exhibition

The New Forest National Park
From: 15 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 08 Oct '17 04:30pm

Every day

Location: New Forest Centre. Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2017.

The ever popular Open Art Exhibition returns for another season to showcase the best of the creative New Forest. Entrance to the Museum and New Forest Gallery are free.

In partnership with the National Park Authority and sponsored by ExxonMobil.

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY

Ticket information

FREE

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Venue Name
The New Forest National Park
Address
Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 646600
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Planetarium shows for Summer 2017

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 21 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 04 Sep '17 05:00pm

The daily programme of planetarium shows, a mix of live shows and pre-recorded fulldome films, are as follows from 21...

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Planetarium shows for Summer 2017

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 21 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 04 Sep '17 05:00pm

The daily programme of planetarium shows, a mix of live shows and pre-recorded fulldome films, are as follows from 21 July - 4 September 2017: 

10.40am: Little Stars (live show, 20 min) 

11.20am: Astronaut (fulldome film, 21 min) 

12.10pm: The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min) 

1.00pm: The Life of Trees (fulldome film, 30 min) 

1.50pm: We are Aliens (fulldome film, 24 min) 

2.40pm: The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min) 

3.30pm: Astronaut (fulldome film, 21 min) 

4.10pm: Natural Selection (fulldome film, 40 min)

Ticket information

Tickets can be purchased at a special rate if combined with admission for Winchester Science Centre. Alternatively, show tickets are available independently. Prices vary depending on the show. Please visit website for details. Discounts apply to annual pass holders.

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Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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Summer Holiday Activities: Magnificent Minibeasts!

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 21 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 04 Sep '17 05:00pm

Soak up a summer of nature-based activities throughout the Centre and surrounding outdoor spaces. Meet magnificent...

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Summer Holiday Activities: Magnificent Minibeasts!

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 21 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 04 Sep '17 05:00pm

Soak up a summer of nature-based activities throughout the Centre and surrounding outdoor spaces. Meet magnificent minibeasts from around the world and learn about the fascinating science of entomology. Pick up a free spotters trail to explore Magdalen Hill Down, the adjacent Butterfly Conservation reserve and enjoy views across the South Downs National Park.

Throughout the summer holidays there will be an extended programme live, presenter-led shows and 360o fulldome films. Planetarium shows will be available to book from mid-July.

  • 10:40 - Little Stars (chatterbox)
  • 11:20 - Astronaut (chatterbox)
  • 12:10 - Planets (minimum age: 4yrs)
  • 13:00 - Life of Trees (chatterbox)
  • 13:50 - We are Aliens
  • 14:40 - Planets (minimum age: 4yrs)
  • 15:30 - Astronaut (chatterbox)
  • 16:10 - Natural Selection

Planetarium shows are ticketed and are not included in General Admission. Savings are available for those who book General Admission and Planetarium tickets in the same transaction and for annual pass holders.

 The Hub Café

The onsite café stocks a range of hot and cold lunch and snacks including jacket potatoes, paninis, sandwiches, cakes, fruit and snacks and fresh coffee, speciality teas, cold drinks and ice creams.

Picnic tables are available indoors and in the outside picnic and play area. Seating in the café is reserved for those purchasing food and drink onsite. 

Ticket information

Summer holiday activities (excluding planetarium shows) are free of charge for Annual Pass holders and included in General Admission tickets. Buy tickets online in advance and save 10%. Further savings available when you book three tickets or more. 

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Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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Little Stars

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 21 Jul '17 10:40am -
To: 04 Sep '17 11:00am

Find out more about the universe that is revealed after the Sun sets. Look up at our night sky and visit some of our...

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Little Stars

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 21 Jul '17 10:40am -
To: 04 Sep '17 11:00am

Find out more about the universe that is revealed after the Sun sets. Look up at our night sky and visit some of our neighbouring worlds; Little Stars gives younger children the chance to go stargazing without staying up past bedtime!

A small amount of lighting is left on in the dome to help reassure those less confident in the dark, and to make it easier for anyone who needs to leave. This show uses the same great visuals as other live shows, recreating a realistic night sky and planets.

This 20 minute show has lots of calling out and pointing, is great for little ones and best for children up to about 5yr. Every show is a Chatterbox show and families are welcome to chat during the show to encourage their childrens' participation and make the most of their time in the planetarium.

Ticket information

Standard rate of £5, or just £2.80 if also buying entry to the hands-on exhibition.

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Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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Living History – Summer Holiday Activities

Beaulieu
From: 22 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 03 Sep '17 06:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled family day out this summer, as a fascinating programme of living history brings Beaulieu to...
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Living History – Summer Holiday Activities

Beaulieu
From: 22 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 03 Sep '17 06:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled family day out this summer, as a fascinating programme of living history brings Beaulieu to life with the sights and sounds of the past this Summer from 22 July – 1 September. Transport yourself back to the middle ages and meet Brother Peter in the Beaulieu Abbey! It’s a great opportunity to witness amazing historic traditions with falconry demonstrations. Discover what life was like in the 1800s and enjoy Victorian music in the stunning Palace House. See veteran and vintage cars driving around the grounds with their occupants dressed in period costumes. All of these living history inspired activities are included in your general admission ticket, which includes The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and World of Top Gear. 

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Extra activities included in admission price

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Venue Name
Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612345
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Astronaut

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 11:20am -
To: 04 Sep '17 11:40am

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken ...

What does it take to become...

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Astronaut

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 11:20am -
To: 04 Sep '17 11:40am

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken ...

What does it take to become an astronaut? Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from microscopic regions of the human body to the the International Space Station in this exploration of shuttle-era human space flight.

Discover the perils that lurk in space as ‘Chad’, the show's test astronaut, is subjected to everything that space has to throw at him!

This show is popular with children of all ages and an ideal choice for mixed-age groups.

Ticket information

Standard rate of £5, or just £2.80 if also buying entry to the hands-on exhibition.

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Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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The Planet Show

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 12:10pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 12:40pm

Join a live presenter for a whirlwind tour of our solar system.

Start by spotting a few stars, then fly up for a view...

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The Planet Show

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 12:10pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 12:40pm

Join a live presenter for a whirlwind tour of our solar system.

Start by spotting a few stars, then fly up for a view of our own planet before visiting all the planets that orbit our Sun in one seamless flight.

This show is best for ages 8yr+ and great for mixed-age groups. Get a great sense of the impressive scale of the solar system and the very different worlds it contains. Each show is a little different as the presenter navigates the virtual environment in real-time.

The Planet Show has a minimum age of 4yr unless the showing is marked as a Chatterbox show.

Ticket information

Premium rate of £7.50, or just £3.80 if also buying entry to the hands-on exhibition.

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Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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The Life of Trees

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 01:00pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 01:30pm

A beautiful and engaging journey into the world of trees.

Join Delores the ladybird and Mike the glow-worm to discover...

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The Life of Trees

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 01:00pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 01:30pm

A beautiful and engaging journey into the world of trees.

Join Delores the ladybird and Mike the glow-worm to discover the wonderful world of trees in this stunningly beautiful new 360o fulldome film. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live, breathe, reproduce and their importance to the wider environment.

This German-made film includes a new soundtrack created by Winchester Science Centre using British actors. The characters and lovely imagery will captivate younger visitors while there is science for older visitors too. This show has won many international awards for its gorgeous visuals, don't miss it!

This show is perfect for younger children and those up to 9yr. It is usually run as a Chatterbox Show, so that children may chat or call out.

Ticket information

Standard rate of £5, or just £2.80 if also buying entry to the hands-on exhibition.

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Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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We Are Aliens

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 01:50pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 02:00pm

Take a fascinating, immersive journey to explore the evidence of where there could be alien life in our galaxy.

Find...

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We Are Aliens

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 24 Jul '17 01:50pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 02:00pm

Take a fascinating, immersive journey to explore the evidence of where there could be alien life in our galaxy.

Find out what scientists and engineers are doing to try to answer one of the most fundamental questions: are we alone? From exploration of our neighbouring worlds to the discovery of distant exoplanets, we may not be far from an answer to this question. This show is best for ages 8yr+, containing science concepts appropriate to 11yr+, but the characters and imagery mean it is also attractive for younger children if they are content not to understand all the ideas presented.

See the show's blog at wearealiens.com for trailer and further information.

Ticket information

Standard rate of £5, or just £2.80 if also buying entry to the hands-on exhibition. 

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Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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Living History at Buckler’s Hard

Buckler's Hard
From: 26 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 03 Sep '17 05:00pm

See history come to life at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard this summer.

Join costumed characters...

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Living History at Buckler’s Hard

Buckler's Hard
From: 26 Jul '17 10:00am -
To: 03 Sep '17 05:00pm

See history come to life at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard this summer.

Join costumed characters on daily tours to discover what life was like in the 18th century and listen as they share tales from this once-thriving village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built.

Keep the kids entertained with the fun family quiz trail, plus why not catch the river cruise for a tranquil trip down the Beaulieu River? 

Ticket information

Contact details

Venue Name
Buckler's Hard
Address
Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 616203
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Discover Marwell Zoo's new Lemur Walkthrough

Marwell Zoo
From: 26 Jul '17 09:00am -
To: 31 Aug '17 05:00pm

Spend time with our playful primates in our Lemur Walkthrough, new for summer 2017! Explore the environment of these...

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Discover Marwell Zoo's new Lemur Walkthrough

Marwell Zoo
From: 26 Jul '17 09:00am -
To: 31 Aug '17 05:00pm

Spend time with our playful primates in our Lemur Walkthrough, new for summer 2017! Explore the environment of these engaging characters in a new, themed exhibit focussing on the evolution of lemurs. With a beautiful landscaped setting, both indoors and out, the lemurs’ new home promises a truly immersive experience. What’s more, our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help you learn all about these wonderful animals.

Grab a #selfie with one of our costume characters outside the gift shop at intervals everyday between 2-6pm from 31 Jul – 3 Sept.

Plus, take part in our Explorers Trail as it continues throughout the summer holidays. Collect all eight stamps of your favourite exotic and endangered species around the zoo. Once you’ve completed your mission, drop into the gift shop to collect your FREE sticker.

Ticket information

Standard zoo entry fee applies

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Contact details

Venue Name
Marwell Zoo
Address
Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
019 6277 7407
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Best of British Summer Time 'Free Fun Friday'

The Marlands Shopping Centre
From: 28 Jul '17 11:00am -
To: 25 Aug '17 04:00pm

Bring the kids to the Marlands on Fridays 28th July - 25th August from 11am-4pm for the first of our Best of British...

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Best of British Summer Time 'Free Fun Friday'

The Marlands Shopping Centre
From: 28 Jul '17 11:00am -
To: 25 Aug '17 04:00pm

Bring the kids to the Marlands on Fridays 28th July - 25th August from 11am-4pm for the first of our Best of British Summer Time 'FREE fun Fridays!'

Visitors to The Marlands are in for a treat on 28 July as Marwell Zoo will be in the atrium with a life-sized LEGO® emperor penguin and her chick – just one of 80 life-sized LEGO sculptures featuring at the zoo in ‘The Great Brick Safari’ from 1 August for two months. Children visiting on the day will be able to build a LEGO penguin to add to the March of the Penguins display or show off their building skills with a creation from a host of LEGO bricks. To celebrate the opening of Lemur Loop – a walkthrough lemur experience at the zoo – costume character Lenny the lemur will also be on hand to greet families for high fives and #lemurselfies! Plus, enjoy time at our indoor beach, enter our selfie competition and pick up the first sticker for your Beach Passport, with great prizes up for grabs!  

Friday 4th August

Our big summer of fun for all the family continues with the next fantastic children’s event! Enjoy a day of swash-buckling adventures with pirate fun and story telling throughout the day. Between the seaside tales take time out at our very own indoor beach! Plus enter our selfie competition and pick up the first sticker for your Beach Passport, with great prizes up for grabs!

Friday 11th August

Calling all members of the Summer Fun Club! Another day of free kids’ fun on this day,with sand art modelling.

Friday 18th August

Roll up! Roll Up! The Summer Fun Club on this day has lots of free Punch & Judy shenanigans.

Friday 25th August

Final call for the Summer Fun Club! Join us for a free seaside-themed cookie decorating workshop on with lots of yummy treats to take home (if you don’t eat them first!). Plus, enjoy time at our indoor beach, enter our selfie competition and get your final Fun Club sticker to complete your collection, with great prizes up for grabs!

Hope to see you all at our FREE Fun Fridays throughout the Summer here at The Marlands.

Ticket information

Free!

Contact details

Venue Name
The Marlands Shopping Centre
Address
Civic Centre Road , Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 339164
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The Great Brick Safari

Marwell Zoo
From: 01 Aug '17 10:00am -
To: 01 Oct '17 06:00pm

From 1 August to 1 October, enjoy The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO Bricks EXCLUSIVE to...

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The Great Brick Safari

Marwell Zoo
From: 01 Aug '17 10:00am -
To: 01 Oct '17 06:00pm

From 1 August to 1 October, enjoy The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO® Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo! Over 2 million LEGO bricks will be used to make over 80 stunning sculptures representing 25 different species, which are being created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them will be a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a trio of Giant panda cubs. Other sculptures will be inspired by their own diverse collection of animals, with a red ruffed lemur, a warthog and a mob of meerkats all featuring on the trail. LEGO fans of all ages will be able to follow the trail with a free spotters guide and also take part in hands on building activities in the Great Brick Building Zone. Create your own LEGO penguin to leave in the ‘March of the penguins’ display, plus, contribute to a giant LEGO snake by building segments of its body to join on to in the ‘Python Marathon’!

Ticket information

Standard zoo pricing.

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Contact details

Venue Name
Marwell Zoo
Address
Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
019 6277 7407
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Natural Selection

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 01 Aug '17 04:10pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 04:50pm

Stunning visually-rich planetarium show (40 mins)

Blockbuster fulldome film about Darwin's life and work. Join the...

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Natural Selection

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 01 Aug '17 04:10pm -
To: 04 Sep '17 04:50pm

Stunning visually-rich planetarium show (40 mins)

Blockbuster fulldome film about Darwin's life and work. Join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the world on the HMS Beagle.

Witness the thrill of scientific discovery by seeing the world through Darwin's eyes and hearing him tell the story of how his observations of exotic natural scenery made the pieces of the scientific puzzle slowly but surely fall into place. Follow Darwin's reasoning to reveal this simple and beautiful mechanism that explains the evolution of life on Earth: Natural Selection.

Ticket information

Tickets: £3.80 per person if combined with general admission to Winchester Science Centre or £7.50 if being purchased as planetarium show only.

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Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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Toddler Time (18 months - 4 years)

SeaCity Museum
From: 03 Aug '17 10:30am -
To: 31 Aug '17 02:00pm

10:30am - 11:30am OR 1pm - 2pm
Thurs 3 Aug - Monkey Puzzle
Thurs 17 Aug - Forest Creatures
Thurs 31 Aug - Beside the...

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Toddler Time (18 months - 4 years)

SeaCity Museum
From: 03 Aug '17 10:30am -
To: 31 Aug '17 02:00pm

10:30am - 11:30am OR 1pm - 2pm
Thurs 3 Aug - Monkey Puzzle
Thurs 17 Aug - Forest Creatures
Thurs 31 Aug - Beside the Seaside
Join us for an exciting story, become mini-explorers around the museum and experiment with crafty things!

Ticket information

£4 / Pre-book. Telephone: 023 8083 4536

Contact details

Venue Name
SeaCity Museum
Address
Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Summer Holidays Fun

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 09 Aug '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Aug '17 04:00pm

• Terrific Textiles

Wednesday9 & 16 August

Drop in between 1.30pm - 4pm

Price: Normal admission fees apply + £1.50...

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Summer Holidays Fun

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 09 Aug '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Aug '17 04:00pm

• Terrific Textiles

Wednesday 9 & 16 August

Drop in between 1.30pm - 4pm

Price: Normal admission fees apply + £1.50 per child

• Pond Dipping

Thursday 10 August - Thursday 31 August*

Every Tuesday and Thursday during Hampshire school holidays

Drop in sessions between 1pm - 4pm

Price: Normal garden admission fees apply + £1.50 per child

• Outdoor Adventures Holiday Club

Selected dates throughout August:

16, 17, 22, 23, 30 & 31 August

9.30am – 3.30pm

For more information, prices and for bookings visit:

http://www.theoutdoorlearningcompany.co.uk/booking

• Family Bushcraft - Cooking Around the Fire

Friday 18 August, 1.30pm - 4pm

Cook your own lunch!

Suitable for ages 4-12 years

Price: £12 per session (for 1 child and 1 adult)

Book online here:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=49995

• Family Bushcraft - Herbs and Their Uses

Friday 25 August, 10am - 12.30pm

Suitable for ages 7-12 years

Price: £12 per session (for 1 child and 1 adult)

Book online here:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=49996

• Beans - Bloomin’ Clever Trail

Saturday 1 July - Wednesday 31 August

Collect your trail map from the Ticket Desk.

Price for trail: 50p

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Contact details

Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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Artlook – Art Exhibition

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 17 Aug '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Aug '17 05:00pm

Thursday 17 August – Thursday 31 August, 10am - 5pm*

Artlook are a group of local artists based in Wiltshire and...

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Artlook – Art Exhibition

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 17 Aug '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Aug '17 05:00pm

Thursday 17 August – Thursday 31 August, 10am - 5pm*

Artlook are a group of local artists based in Wiltshire and Hampshire and this year are celebrating their 10th anniversary. Their work is diverse in subject matter encompassing landscapes, still life, figurative and abstract in various media including watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastel, pencil and prints. The group also will be selling a wide range of unframed work and greetings cards.

This year Artlook are exhibiting at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens as part of Hampshire Open Studios 2017.

*exhibition closes at 3pm on the last day.

Free entry to the art exhibition

Part of Hampshire Open Studios

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Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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School's Out at the Disney Store

The Marlands Shopping Centre
From: 17 Aug '17 02:00pm -
To: 31 Aug '17 04:00pm

*Activities run every half an hour during the times advertised. Activity may vary by store, please check before...

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School's Out at the Disney Store

The Marlands Shopping Centre
From: 17 Aug '17 02:00pm -
To: 31 Aug '17 04:00pm

*Activities run every half an hour during the times advertised. Activity may vary by store, please check before travel. Activities suitable for age 3+.

DATE & TIME ACTIVITY

Tues 8th Aug, between 2-4pm
Thurs 10th Aug, between 2-4pm

Design a Bookmark

Tues 15th Aug, between 2-4pm
Thurs 17th Aug, between 2-4pm
Create a Key Ring
Tues 22nd Aug, between 2-4pm
Thurs 24th Aug, between 2-4pm
Art of Animation Class – Learn to Draw Mickey


Tues 29th Aug, between 2-4pm
Thurs 31st Aug, between 2-4pm

Design a Badge

Every Saturday in Aug, 10am-12pm
Every Sunday in Aug, 12pm-2pm

‘Race & Rebuild’ Cars 3 event

Contact details

Venue Name
The Marlands Shopping Centre
Address
Civic Centre Road , Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 339164
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Face Painting at John Lewis

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 18 Aug '17 12:00pm -
To: 01 Sep '17 02:00pm

Internationally published artist Patricia Descalco of The Magic Brushes Face & Body Painting Company will be...

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Face Painting at John Lewis

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 18 Aug '17 12:00pm -
To: 01 Sep '17 02:00pm

Internationally published artist Patricia Descalco of The Magic Brushes Face & Body Painting Company will be holding free face painting events in the John Lewis Childrenswear department between 12 and 2pm on Thursdays & Fridays until the 1 Sept.

Located at the John Lewis Childrenswear department. Please ask in store for further information.  

Contact details

Venue Name
Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
Address
Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8033 6828
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