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Attractions & Activities

From fabulous art exhibitions at the City Art Gallery, discovering the city’s history at SeaCity Museum or Tudor House and Garden to seeing chart topping bands at Southampton O2 Guildhall, whatever your mood, Southampton has an attraction or activity to delight your senses.

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Alpine Snowsports Centre

2.22 miles to city centre

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Southampton Sports Centre
Bassett
Southampton
SO16 7AY
GB
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Tel: 0300 0200 135
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Admission: Paid Admission

Nestled in the trees at the 150-acre Outdoor Sports Centre, the Alpine Snowsports Centre caters for all your winter sport needs all year round. Beginner or advanced - the centre caters for all. Many a fine skier and snowboarder has graced the slope over the years, including Billy Morgan, who recently became one of the few boarders to land a triple rodeo.

Ambush Paintball and Laser Tag

7.67 miles to city centre

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Ambush Paintball & LaserTag
Raglington Farm, Botley Road, Shedfield
Southampton
SO32 2HL
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 07836 762787
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Set in hundreds of acres of natural woodland but with easy access from main roads, Ambush has been a successful paintball venue since the late 1980’s.
Outdoor LaserTag was introduced just a few years ago but is becoming very popular.
Want to hear about special offers? Text PAINTBALL to 60607
 

Beaulieu

6.35 miles to city centre

Type

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Beaulieu
Hampshire
SO42 7ZN
GB
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Tel: 01590 612345
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Admission: Paid Admission

At the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning family day out with something for everyone. Home to the stunning National Motor Museum, historic Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and the beautiful Palace House – all included in one great value ticket. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the gardens or why not hop aboard the replica Veteran Bus. Plus ride the monorail for sweeping views of the grounds.

Open daily from 10am (except Christmas Day). Please see website for closing times.

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Buckler's Hard

7.81 miles to city centre

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Buckler's Hard
Beaulieu
Hampshire
SO42 7XB
GB
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Tel: 01590 616203
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Admission: Paid Admission

Buckler’s Hard is an 18th century shipbuilding village on the banks of the Beaulieu River.  Visit the exciting Maritime Museum and find out about the warships for Nelson’s Navy that were built here, the Shipwright’s Cottage and St Mary’s Chapel. You can also take a riverside walk and river cruise.

The Woodland Walk beside the river shows you how the local timber at Buckler’s Hard was used in the 18th and 19th centuries to construct ships for the British Navy. You can also wander through the apple orchard where apple trees are full of blossom in Spring.  From Easter to October you can take a 30 minute cruise on the Beaulieu River and admire the unspoilt, tranquil landscape (extra charge applies).


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Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

7.61 miles to city centre

Type

🍂
New Forest
Hampshire
SO45 1AH
GB
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Tel: 023 8089 1203
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Admission: Paid Admission

World-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs, Exbury Gardens cover a spectacular 200 acre (100 hectare) site. The Gardens are open on a daily basis between Sat 10 March and Sun 4 November 2012, 10am - 5pm last admission, with the Car Park gates closing at 6pm.

Exciting Escapes

1.61 miles to city centre

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🏃
100 Shirley High Street
Southampton,
Hampshire
SO16 4FB
GB
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Tel: 07788 369 078
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It is a bit like the Crystal Maze – you work together in a small group (up to 6 people) and you have to solve puzzles, clues and challenges to complete your mission! Over 50 FIVE STAR reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google! Located on Shirley High Street and open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 10pm.

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First Class Sailing

1.06 miles to city centre

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Shamrock Quay
William Street
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 5QL
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8001 1077
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Admission: Paid Admission

Ever wanted to cast off and sail into the sunset? Or perhaps just wanted to have a go in a boat and see what it is like? Our RYA yacht sailing courses cater for complete beginners through to the very  experienced. Sail on board modern yachts and explore the Solent with all it’s harbours, creeks, and marinas. Tasty food and passionate, friendly, mature instructors.

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm

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Go Ape

3.38 miles to city centre

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Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane
West End
Southampton
SO30 3HQ
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 0845 643 9215
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Admission: Paid Admission
Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of a course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up to 120 feet above the forest floor.

Go Ape offers two to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have an adventure.

Hillier Gardens

7.31 miles to city centre

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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Ampfield
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0QA
GB
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Tel: 01794 369317/318
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The magnificent collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world grows in a variety of superb themed landscapes set over 180 acres.

Itchen Valley Country Park

3.38 miles to city centre

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Allington Lane
West End
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 3HQ
GB
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Tel: 023 8046 6091
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Admission: Free Admission

There are 440 acres of beautiful water meadows, woodland and meadows that, for the past three years, have been recognised by the award of a Green Flag. There is a Visitor Centre with nature-based displays, a shop and toilets as well as  a cafe for you to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake after following one of the many trails around the park.

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