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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!

Westquay. Where more happens

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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.

Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
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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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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, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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The Itchen: From Source to Sea

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 06 Sep '17 09:00am -
To: 25 Nov '17 05:00pm

This exhibition showcases a collaborative project between artists Lizzie McKellar and Lorraine Morris that charts the...

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The Itchen: From Source to Sea

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 06 Sep '17 09:00am -
To: 25 Nov '17 05:00pm

This exhibition showcases a collaborative project between artists Lizzie McKellar and Lorraine Morris that charts the River Itchen from source to sea.
Exploring the river’s route through the Hampshire countryside during all seasons of the year, both artists have created work that explores the diversity of the landscape through photographs, drawings and paintings.
First exhibited in 2013 at Pinglestone Barn, in Alresford, not far from the river’s source the project has grown and evolved as it has toured to venues along the river’s path, completing the journey in the city where it flows out into Southampton Water.
Image Credit: Lorraine Morris, Spring Reflections,
C-type photograph © the artist

Ticket information

Free Admission to All Exhibitions

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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From Mile End to Mayfair: The East London Group and their Contemporaries

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 06 Sep '17 09:00am -
To: 06 Jan '18 05:00pm

The genesis of the East London Group was from classes led by the inspirational teacher John Cooper at the Bow and...

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From Mile End to Mayfair: The East London Group and their Contemporaries

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 06 Sep '17 09:00am -
To: 06 Jan '18 05:00pm

The genesis of the East London Group was from classes led by the inspirational teacher John Cooper at the Bow and Bromley Evening Institute in East London from the mid-1920s. The majority of the members were working East End men and women supplemented by a small contingent who were Slade School trained, as was Cooper himself. Cooper managed to get Walter Sickert to mentor the Group at the Bow classes and he even showed with them on three occasions as well as employing one member, Elwin Hawthorne, as his studio assistant for three and a half years. It is this link to Sickert that the exhibition will explore.
Amongst the works on display will be many of the Group’s iconic pieces, some of which have not been seen in public for over eighty years. The exhibition will highlight the connections and similarities between the Group and their artistic peers of the day with the aim of reinstating their reputation from that time, which saw two Group members representing Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1936.
Image Credit: Elwin Hawthorne, Cumberland Market, oil on canvas (Private Collection)

Ticket information

Free Admission to All Exhibitions

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Christoper Bucklow: Said Now, For All Time

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 15 Sep '17 09:00am -
To: 13 Jan '18 05:00pm

Christopher Bucklow is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. His work is held in many major international...

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Christoper Bucklow: Said Now, For All Time

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 15 Sep '17 09:00am -
To: 13 Jan '18 05:00pm

Christopher Bucklow is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. His work is held in many major international public and private collections including
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Guggenheim and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
This exhibition combines photographic works from the Guest series with paintings and drawings made over the last 10 years, and explores the connections between the two.
The Guests appeared in the mid-1990s, with the paintings following at the end of the decade. Thinking about their relationship, Bucklow initially assumed that the painted figures showed the destinies acted out by the Guests after they had descended into earthly bodies, incarnating from the celestial realm, into flesh and blood. However, after almost twenty years of painting, he discovered that many of the paintings tell the story of the time before the Guests. They tell of why the Guests came, where they came from, and what they are.
Image credit: Christopher Bucklow, Sosostris, oil on panel (2015) © the artist

Ticket information

Free Admission to All Exhibitions

Contact details

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

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
From: 01 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 05 Nov '17 04:30pm

From the 1st October - 5th November, enjoy a fantastic display of Nerines in our Five Arrows Gallery, grown in the...

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Nerine Exhibition

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
From: 01 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 05 Nov '17 04:30pm

From the 1st October - 5th November, enjoy a fantastic display of Nerines in our Five Arrows Gallery, grown in the glass houses on site. The exhibition is included free with standard admission into the gardens.

Lionel de Rothschild first developed and hybridised the tender greenhouse–loving Nerines at Exbury in the 1920s and ‘30s, coming up with many classic blooms. The collection was dispersed in 1974 when the best bulbs were acquired by enthusiast and plantsman extraordinaire Sir Peter Smithers for his garden at Vico Morcote in Switzerland.

In 1995 Sir Peter returned the collection to Exbury, where Nicholas de Rothschild, Lionel’s grandson, has taken up the challenge of continuing the strain. Originally found on Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town in South Africa, the jewel lilies flower in a spectrum of colours from their original oranges, scarlet and white through new purples, pinks, mauves, reds, scarlets, copper and bronzes. They scintillate in the sunshine with gold or silver crystalline flecks that make their petals sparkle.

Ticket information

Free entry with standard with gardens admission

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Venue Name
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
Address
Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8089 1203
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Our View - Art Exhibition

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 03 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 25 Oct '17 05:00pm

Take10 Artists are celebrating 15 years of painting together in different locations, both at home and abroad. Their...

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Our View - Art Exhibition

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 03 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 25 Oct '17 05:00pm

Take10 Artists are celebrating 15 years of painting together in different locations, both at home and abroad. Their paintings explore the world around us and express their diverse interests and styles through the use of a variety of media. In this selling exhibition browse their artwork and chat to the artists.
*exhibition closes at 3pm on the last day.

Contact details

Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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Happy Halloween

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 07 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 30 Oct '17 05:00pm

Visit Paultons Park this October half term and explore a world of pumpkins, spooky characters and ghostly tunes! Look...

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Happy Halloween

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 07 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 30 Oct '17 05:00pm

Visit Paultons Park this October half term and explore a world of pumpkins, spooky characters and ghostly tunes! Look out for the Headless Horseman, the Witch's Cauldron, Pumpkin Patch, Giant Pumpkin and Skeleton attractions as you journey through the Park. Character meet and greets with Pickles the Pumpkin and friends will also take place at selected times throughout the day. Head down to the Show Stage and join the Little Monsters Ball (21st – 30th October 2017) where you can bust monster moves to spooky tunes – dress to impress in our Freaky Fancy Dress competition! 

Ticket information

Discounted and family tickets can be purchased in advance through our website.

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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 Forest Walking Festival 2017

The New Forest National Park
From: 14 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 29 Oct '17 05:00pm

D-day remains, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in the...

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New Forest Walking Festival 2017

The New Forest National Park
From: 14 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 29 Oct '17 05:00pm

D-day remains, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in the fifth New Forest Walking Festival.

The festival boasts 80 guided walks led by knowledgeable local experts and early bird booking is now open online.

Walks will reveal the history, heritage and wildlife of the Forest during the festival from 14 to 29 October, which includes half term week. Browse the walks and book your place online

Ticket information

Online booking

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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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Explorers Trail

Marwell Zoo
From: 20 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Oct '17 04:00pm

Be a Wild Explorer!

Pick up your Explorers Trail at our info cabin for a suggested donation of £1. We suggest families...

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Explorers Trail

Marwell Zoo
From: 20 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 31 Oct '17 04:00pm

Be a Wild Explorer!

Pick up your Explorers Trail at our info cabin for a suggested donation of £1. We suggest families bring a pencil to complete the name and activities of children taking part, but the trail can be done without a pencil by collecting all nine stamps around the park at some of our favourite animal enclosures.

Once you've completed the trail don't forget to stop in at our shop to claim your free sticker. You could even win annual membership for 2 adults and 2 children!

Explore our zoo all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). We’re open at 10am every day and last entry is 90 minutes before we close.

Ticket information

Continue planning your visit, or check out our ticket prices.

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

Marwell Zoo
From: 20 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 24 Dec '17 04:30pm

Make your family’s Christmas magical and join us at Marwell for our Enchanted Christmas.

This year you’ll notice some...

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Christmas at Marwell

Marwell Zoo
From: 20 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 24 Dec '17 04:30pm

Make your family’s Christmas magical and join us at Marwell for our Enchanted Christmas.

This year you’ll notice some exciting additions...

Begin your enchanted experience in our magical winter forest and enjoy some festive refreshments

Be charmed by Mother Christmas as she reads The Nutcracker in the fairy glen

Create your own Christmas Eve plate in the elves workshop

Meet Father Christmas and receive a wonderful gift before posing for a family photo

Your experience will last around 60-80 minutes.

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Booking Info

General zoo admission tickets do not cover entry into the Christmas at Marwell event, Christmas event tickets only apply

Once a booking is completed no amendments to the booking can be made, if you wish to add additional guests you will need to start a new booking

Adults and children cannot book a single ticket

Please check tickets in your basket and remove any unwanted tickets or make any date changes before clicking “checkout”

Tickets are non-transferrable and non refundable after a booking has been made

Tickets to the evening sessions cannot be used to access the zoo during the day of your session. All evening session tickets will receive a ticket to return to visit the zoo on another date.

General Sale

From 10.00am on Monday 25 September tickets will go on general sale, after this period no annual member discount will apply and all 28 dates will be available including Christmas week and Christmas Eve.

Additional Information

The zoo is open as normal, from 10am – 4.00pm. Guests who book onto daytime Christmas sessions (10.30am, 11.15am, 12.00pm, 12.45pm, 2.00pm , 2.45pm and 3.30pm) will be able to explore the zoo as part of their ticket on the day. For guests who book onto our evening Christmas sessions, from 4.00pm, entry to the zoo is not included but you will receive a return ticket, from our elves, on arrival at the Hall to return to visit the again by the 17 March 2018 (please note that no extensions to this date can be made and lost tickets will not be replaced).

Take home a memory – our Christmas souvenir photographs will be available to purchase at the end of your experience:

1 photo for £ 7.00, 2 photos for £ 10.00 3 photos for £ 15.00

Ticket information

From 10.00am on Monday 25 September tickets will go on general sale, after this period no annual member discount will apply and all 28 dates will be available including Christmas week and Christmas Eve.

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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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Spooky Science: October Half Term Activities

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 20 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 30 Oct '17 05:00pm

You can’t scare us!Our resident science experts don their imaginary proton packs and myth-bust their way through a...

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Spooky Science: October Half Term Activities

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 20 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 30 Oct '17 05:00pm

You can’t scare us! Our resident science experts don their imaginary proton packs and myth-bust their way through a cauldron of spooky.

Spooky shows and demonstrations are free with general admission. Enjoy full access to the Science Centre’s exhibition floors and complete your visit with an immersive show in the planetarium

Spooky Science Activities
A terrifyingly good live science show revealing the science behind the spooky tricks of stage, screen and Halloween!

Live shows will take place daily at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm. Entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Access to the show is free of charge to annual pass holders and with General Admission.

Planetarium Shows
A daily programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films. Details coming soon.

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

Half term holiday activities (excluding planetarium shows) are free of charge for Annual Pass holders and are included in General Admission tickets. Buy tickets online in advance and save 10%. Further savings available when you book three tickets or more. 
General Admission: £12 adult, £8.40 child - save 10% if you book tickets online at least 1 day in advance.

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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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Happy Halloween

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 20 Oct '17 09:30am -
To: 30 Oct '17 04:30pm

Spooky fun for all the family during October half term. More details to follow later in the year.

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Happy Halloween

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 20 Oct '17 09:30am -
To: 30 Oct '17 04:30pm

Spooky fun for all the family during October half term. More details to follow later in the year.

Ticket information

Included on standard ticket entry

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Contact details

Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered

SeaCity Museum
From: 21 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 25 Feb '18 05:00pm

On tour from the V&A Museum of Childhood

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered celebrates the joy, excitement and...

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Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered

SeaCity Museum
From: 21 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 25 Feb '18 05:00pm

On tour from the V&A Museum of Childhood

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This exhibition includes more than 100 objects, featuring some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games.
You can get ‘hands-on’ throughout the exhibition, learn about different kinds of games and discover what sort of player you are!

Ticket information

Museum & Pavillion exhibition: £8:50 (£6 Conc)
Exhibition ONLY £3.50 (£2.50 Conc) 

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Contact details

Venue Name
SeaCity Museum
Address
Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Children’s Creepy Capers

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 21 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 05 Nov '17 04:00pm

Join us for a self-guided trail of spooky fun in the Gardens. Crawl through our spider web, find mysterious objects,...

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Children’s Creepy Capers

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 21 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 05 Nov '17 04:00pm

Join us for a self-guided trail of spooky fun in the Gardens. Crawl through our spider web, find mysterious objects, get muddy, cast a spell. Normal garden admission fees apply. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Collect your trail map from the Ticket Desk.
Price for trail: 50p

Contact details

Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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Anglo Saxon Tour and Tea

Winchester Cathedral
From: 21 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 21 Oct '17 11:00am

The Anglo Saxon Minster and its role in the birth of the English nation, the personalities who inhabited it and the...

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Anglo Saxon Tour and Tea

Winchester Cathedral
From: 21 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 21 Oct '17 11:00am

The Anglo Saxon Minster and its role in the birth of the English nation, the personalities who inhabited it and the traces which are still visible today. Part of this tour is outside on slightly uneven ground, suitable clothing and footwear should be worn. The tour starts at 10 am and lasts approx 1 hour.

Ticket information

Tickets: £12.50 (plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5) Includes tea or coffee and cake taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour, available online or by phone on 01962 857 275.

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Venue Name
Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
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Boo at the Zoo

Marwell Zoo
From: 21 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 29 Oct '17 05:00pm

Dress up in your best Halloween fancy dress costume and take part in our spooky activities. Join our scary witch for...

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Boo at the Zoo

Marwell Zoo
From: 21 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 29 Oct '17 05:00pm

Dress up in your best Halloween fancy dress costume and take part in our spooky activities. Join our scary witch for some creepy storytelling in the Haunted Hall, and get creative making your own magical wand – new for 2017! Meet our resident wizard to take part in his popular broomstick flying sessions before earning your Level 2 licence. Plus, stop by the Pumpkin Patch to carve your very own special pumpkin to take home (£3 fee applies).

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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The Young Ones (7-12 years)

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 21 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 21 Oct '17 12:30pm

Saturdays: 20 May, 10 June, 29 July, 23 Sept, 21 Oct

Be enthused and inspired by artist Jo Bresloff and the gallery’s...

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The Young Ones (7-12 years)

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 21 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 21 Oct '17 12:30pm

Saturdays: 20 May, 10 June, 29 July, 23 Sept, 21 Oct

Be enthused and inspired by artist Jo Bresloff and the gallery’s fantastic collection. Discover different art techniques such as; mono-printing, wire working, clay, mixed media and much, much more.

Ticket information

£8 / pre-book

Bookings line: 023 8083 4536 Email: art.gallery@southampton.gov.uk

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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New Forest Walking Festival: WWII Prisoners of War

The New Forest National Park
From: 21 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 21 Oct '17 01:00pm

Join a guided walk to visit the site of the Second World War Prisoner of War Camp 65 on Setley Plain, home to Italian...

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New Forest Walking Festival: WWII Prisoners of War

The New Forest National Park
From: 21 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 21 Oct '17 01:00pm

Join a guided walk to visit the site of the Second World War Prisoner of War Camp 65 on Setley Plain, home to Italian and later, German prisoners of war.

Little survives today to tell the story but a wealth of documents shed light on the WWII history right beneath your feet. You’ll explore the stories of WWII prisoners on this short guided walk.

Bring refreshments with you if you wish, food and drink is also available at the Filly Inn.

This is one of our Walking Festival events, running between 14 and 29 October.

Ticket information

Online booking

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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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October Half Term

Beaulieu
From: 21 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 29 Oct '17 04:00pm

Celebrate the magic of autumn at Beaulieu this October Half Term with amazing seasonal activities and traditional fun...

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October Half Term

Beaulieu
From: 21 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 29 Oct '17 04:00pm

Celebrate the magic of autumn at Beaulieu this October Half Term with amazing seasonal activities and traditional fun and games that all the family will enjoy.

See the fantastic harvest festival-themed decorations in Palace House and head to the Victorian Kitchen to help the cook to bake soul cakes, a traditional autumn recipe.

Don’t miss special themed arts and crafts activities for younger visitors to get stuck into before having your face painted with a ghoulish design.

Follow the All Hallows trail around the Beaulieu attraction, discovering fascinating seasonal facts as you go and learning about the origins and folklore of Halloween and All Hallows Day. Search for the spiders that are hiding across the attraction, can you spot where these eight-legged critters have gone?

For more magical goings-on, explore the secluded Mill Pond Walk to see fairy doors belonging to Beaulieu’s smallest residents, plus tree carvings of the mythical griffin, many-headed serpent and the green man of the woods. 

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Venue Name
Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612345
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Paper Quilled Shoes

Tudor House and Garden
From: 21 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 21 Oct '17 01:00pm

An introduction to the art of quilling. Join artist Deb Marsh as she guides you through the wonderful technique of...

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Paper Quilled Shoes

Tudor House and Garden
From: 21 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 21 Oct '17 01:00pm

An introduction to the art of quilling. Join artist Deb Marsh as she guides you through the wonderful technique of quilling and paper crafting. Use your new skill to make and embellish a stunning mini paper shoe. Suitable for all levels. All materials included.

Ticket information

£16 / Pre-book For more information or to book, call us on 023 8083 4536 or email museums@southampton.gov.uk

Contact details

Venue Name
Tudor House and Garden
Address
Bugle Street, Old Town, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 834242
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Artist Talk and Tour - Christopher Bucklow

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 21 Oct '17 02:00pm -
To: 21 Oct '17 03:00pm

Join internationally acclaimed artist Christopher Bucklow for a tour of his new exhibition Said Now, For All Time and...

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Artist Talk and Tour - Christopher Bucklow

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 21 Oct '17 02:00pm -
To: 21 Oct '17 03:00pm

Join internationally acclaimed artist Christopher Bucklow for a tour of his new exhibition Said Now, For All Time and explore the ideas, techniques and inspirations behind his painting and photographic works.

Ticket information

£3.50 / Limited Spaces / Pre-book Book by phone on 02380834536 or visit the reception desk at any of our venues.

Contact details

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

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 21 Oct '17 04:00pm -
To: 29 Oct '17 06:00pm

Join Hollywood Bowl this October half term!

Between 4pm - 6pm from 21st - 29th October they'll be ghoulish face...

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Monster Bowl

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 21 Oct '17 04:00pm -
To: 29 Oct '17 06:00pm

Join Hollywood Bowl this October half term!

Between 4pm - 6pm from 21st - 29th October they'll be ghoulish face painting with fun stencils PLUS strikes mean prizes when you play Monster Bowl.

Visit hollywoodbowl.co.uk for further details. 

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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An Evening With Pam Ayres

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 21 Oct '17 07:30pm -
To: 21 Oct '17 11:30pm

Join English writer and comedian Pam Ayres for one-night-only at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this October.

Pam has...

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An Evening With Pam Ayres

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 21 Oct '17 07:30pm -
To: 21 Oct '17 11:30pm

Join English writer and comedian Pam Ayres for one-night-only at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this October.

Pam has been making the nation laugh for more than 40 years. Funny and warm, her charming and understated manner belies a rare comic precision.

Her hair trigger timing, eye for the absurd details of everyday life and unforgettable turn of phrase, combine to make her a true national treasure. 

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Contact details

Venue Name
Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Address
University Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8067 1771
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Academy of Wizarding & Witchcraft

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 22 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 25 Oct '17 04:00pm
Come along to Westquay’s School of Magic and turn yourself into a real Halloween Witch or Wizard.
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Academy of Wizarding & Witchcraft

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 22 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 25 Oct '17 04:00pm
Come along to Westquay’s School of Magic and turn yourself into a real Halloween Witch or Wizard.
Join us for storytelling, spell casting and lessons in crafting your very own hat and wand.

Sunday 22nd October: Which monster are you? Turn into your favourite School of Magic monster by creating your own monster mask.

Monday 23rd October: Puck up your school uniform. Design a personalised witch or wizard hat to wear on your first day at Magic School.

Tuesday 24th October: Choose your magic want. Create a selection of Halloween shapes and decorate them, don’t forget magic dust at the end!

Wednesday 25th October: Potions Class. Mix your own magic potion, design a funky label and then take your potion home.

No sorcery experience required.

Sunday 22nd – Wednesday 25th October.
11am – 4pm.
Level 2, Westquay North 

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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Monster Science: October Half Term Holiday Club

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 23 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 27 Oct '17 04:00pm

An October half-term holiday club for children aged 5 - 9 years old based at Winchester Science Centre and...

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Monster Science: October Half Term Holiday Club

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 23 Oct '17 09:00am -
To: 27 Oct '17 04:00pm

An October half-term holiday club for children aged 5 - 9 years old based at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, delivered in partnership with Bright Sparks. Up to 24 children will be able to enjoy an exciting daily programme of science-themed activities utilising all areas of the Centre.

This October half term's theme is Monster Science. Activities will include creating and conducting experiments, physical and mental games and challenges and arts-based activities to help explore and explain the world around us.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is committed to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This October half term holiday club is designed to enhance a child's understanding of STEM in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Each day will focus on a different theme and no two days are the same.

Daily Themes

Monday 23 October - Frankenstein and the skeleton in his closet
Tuesday 24 October - Hungry Human Hybrids
Wednesday 25 October - A bad case of Zombie-itis

Thursday 26 October - Are you afraid of Ghosts?
Friday 27 October - Legendary Creatures

(A weekly summary of events is downloadable from the event webpage)

Timetable
Monday 23 - Friday 27 October, 09:00 - 16:00

A breakfast and afternoon club is available for those requiring extended childcare from 08:00 - 18:00

Ticket information

Week cost: £165

Day cost: £35
Breakfast club (08:00 - 09:00): £2 per child per day
Afternoon club (16:00 - 18:00): £3 per child per day
Lunch box: £4.75 per child per day (children are welcome to bring their own packed lunch)

Annual pass holders will benefit from a 10% discount. Please use discount code 'ANNUALPASS10' - you will be required to provide your annual pass number when completing the registration form.

Please note: before a child can join our holiday club, a parent/guardian will be required to complete an enrollment form. This form will be available to complete on the first day your child attends.

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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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Maritime Archaeology Activities (All ages)

SeaCity Museum
From: 23 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 23 Oct '17 04:00pm

Join the team from The Maritime Archaeology Trust and get involved in lots of hands-on activities.

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Maritime Archaeology Activities (All ages)

SeaCity Museum
From: 23 Oct '17 10:00am -
To: 23 Oct '17 04:00pm

Join the team from The Maritime Archaeology Trust and get involved in lots of hands-on activities.

Ticket information

Admission to the museum applies but the activity is FREE / Drop-in 

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Contact details

Venue Name
SeaCity Museum
Address
Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Make Your Mark

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 23 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 25 Oct '17 03:00pm

Make Your Mark (13 – 16yrs) FREE – 3 day course

Mon 23 Oct – Wed 25 Oct

10.30am-3:00pm each day

FREE £15 deposit...

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Make Your Mark

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 23 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 25 Oct '17 03:00pm

Make Your Mark (13 – 16yrs) FREE – 3 day course

Mon 23 Oct – Wed 25 Oct

10.30am-3:00pm each day

FREE £15 deposit required

Pre-book by parent or guardian / lunch included

If you are keen on the arts and interested in finding out more about galleries then this 3 day workshop is perfect for you. Join professional artist Alistair Eales and take part in a variety of art activities including practical workshops that will explore how the gallery works. We are always looking to develop and during the sessions will be asking how you think we can improve the gallery for future generations. We will also be undertaking ArtsAward Discover, so not only will you have an interesting time but you’ll also get a lovely certificate for your portfolio.

Deposit fee fully refundable to those who come along – it’s just to hold your place for you!

Ticket information

FREE (£15 deposit required)

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Egyptian Mummy Madness (5 - 11 years)

SeaCity Museum
From: 23 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 23 Oct '17 04:00pm

10:30am - 12:30pm OR 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Travel back to the time of the Pharaohs to create your very own mummified orange...

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Egyptian Mummy Madness (5 - 11 years)

SeaCity Museum
From: 23 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 23 Oct '17 04:00pm

10:30am - 12:30pm OR 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Travel back to the time of the Pharaohs to create your very own mummified orange and clay canopic jar inspired by Ancient Egypt!

Ticket information

£6.50 / Pre-book For more information or to book, please call us on 023 8083 4536 or email us at museums@southampton.gov.uk 

Contact details

Venue Name
SeaCity Museum
Address
Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Spooky Lanterns (All ages)

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 23 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 23 Oct '17 01:30pm

Back by popular demand! Join us to create your very own lantern. Perfect to decorate your doorstep!

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Spooky Lanterns (All ages)

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 23 Oct '17 10:30am -
To: 23 Oct '17 01:30pm

Back by popular demand! Join us to create your very own lantern. Perfect to decorate your doorstep!

Ticket information

£4.50 / Pre-book Book by phone on 02380834536 or visit the reception desk at any of our venues.

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Half Term Fun: Scavenger Art

Furzey Gardens
From: 23 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 27 Oct '17 03:00am

Scavenge for leaves, twigs and moss, then take your materials and get creative in the bug barn - make an autumn...

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Half Term Fun: Scavenger Art

Furzey Gardens
From: 23 Oct '17 11:00am -
To: 27 Oct '17 03:00am

Scavenge for leaves, twigs and moss, then take your materials and get creative in the bug barn - make an autumn collage, create an animal from leaves. The choice is yours. Our volunteers will be on hand with plenty of inspiration. Come and join the fun at this wonderful time of year, when Furzey Gardens puts on a stunning display of colour.

Ticket information

Cost: £3.00 per child for advance bookings, plus Normal Garden Entrance also applies. Payment on the day £3.50 subject to availability

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Venue Name
Furzey Gardens
Address
Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 2464
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The Gruffalo’s Child

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 23 Oct '17 07:30pm -
To: 28 Oct '17 11:30pm

Hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude!

One wild...

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The Gruffalo’s Child

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 23 Oct '17 07:30pm -
To: 28 Oct '17 11:30pm

Hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude!

One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. Just how brave is she? Find out in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel.

Ticket information

Tickets start from £12. Book early for the best prices. Tickets are available from the Box Office 023 8067 1771 or online at nstheatres.co.uk

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Contact details

Venue Name
Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Address
University Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, , United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8067 1771
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