A base for exploring this February half-term

Staying in a Southampton Hotel is the perfect place to base yourself for exploring local attractions and days out further afield during February half-term! Get ready for some serious family fun! Here’s just a handful of ideas to get you started on things to do during the school holidays…


Local treats

Blow off those winter cobwebs with a family day out like no other this February Half Term, enjoy the outdoors and tick the adventure box at Go Ape!  If you’re looking for adventure under one roof try climbing walls, skiing and a zip wire experience at The Hangar @ Calshot.

Get creative this half-term with some fun activities at SeaCity Museum with Treasure Plastercast and Titanic Science! Where you’ll find something for all ages. What is an Owl family called? Who’s mum is called a Doe? Just a few things to find out when taking part in the New Forest Wildlife Parks Fabulous Families February half term quiz trail.

Immerse yourself in 700 years of history at the city’s newest attraction God’s House Tower – kids go Free this February half term! There’s a “Whose Beak” trail at Itchen Valley where you can make Bird Boxes on the 18th and Bird Feeders on the 19th. 


A base for exploration

Visit Paultons Park this half term with over 70 rides and attractions, including the new House of Magic 4D film. Visit the Peppa Pig World, Lost Kingdom, Critter Creek, and Little Africa! 

Looking for some summer warmth? Marwell Zoo’sTropical House is home to warm worshiping insects and animals. Can you find the sloth by the cascading waterfall? With hundreds of exotic and endangered animals to see, daily feeds, talks and playgrounds, you’ll be amused all day long.

Fancy becoming a Victorian house servant or training as a country garage apprentice mechanic? Visit Beaulieu to get hands-on with a range of fun activities, including the chance to discover curious 19th-century gadgets and motoring artifacts.

Visit Mottisfont for the Daft Doodles trail, full of silly scribbling activities inspired by the comic exhibition in the gallery. Why not create your very own cartoon creature and explore the gardens.

A twist on the original tale of the Gingerbread Man, visit Whitchurch Silk Mill and join ‘The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man’ in a search of somewhere better. On the way, he encounters amusing characters and finally learns there is no place quite like home. 


For more inspiration for local and Hampshire fun and for voucher offers, visit: https://www.hampshireattractions.co.uk/vouchers/