Spoilt for choice for things to do in Southampton this May!

As we head into the summer months Southampton begins to buzz with exciting events and things to do. This May there are so many events and things to do in Southampton that you really are spoilt for choice!

If you’re looking for half term family holidays then Southampton has an abundance of great things to keep the family entertained, and with two bank holidays a trip to this city on the Solent is a must!

You’ll find great package deals with local hotels and some of the best attractions in and around Southampton, making it an affordable and fun family holiday.

Marwell Zoo have joined with the Holiday Inn Winchester to offer a fantastic package. The 140 acre Zoo is located just 20 minutes from the hotel and is home to over 170 exotic and endangered species. Marwell is a fun day out suitable for all ages.

Priced from just £163 for 2 adults & 2 children for one night, this package includes:

  •  Accommodation for 2 adults & 2 children for one night
  • Full English breakfast
  •  3 course dinner in the restaurant
  • 1 day entrance to Marwell Zoo for up to 2 adults & 2 children

things to do in Southampton this May

The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is located in the heart of Southampton City Centre. The family friendly hotel offers a ‘Kids Stay Free’ policy and all children under 12 can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. They also have a great children menu for lunch or dinner and have plenty of games available.

Located just a few minutes’ walk away from West Quay shopping centre, The Quays Swimming Pool, Red Funnel for Isle of Wight and the green parks of the city, they’re sure families will find something to do for all the family.

The Pig in the Wall are running a dinner, bed & breakfast package which includes the stay at the hotel, a three coarse dinner (excluding drinks & sides) at The Pig in Brockenhurst and transport.  The deal runs Sunday-Thursday.

If you’re looking to take a family break this May, why not enjoy an overnight stay at the Grand Harbour Hotel. With rooms available during May on their Spring Saver promotion you could save up to 20% off their BEST Flexible rates!

What’s more you can dine in the fabulous new Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Restaurant. Newly opened at The Grand Harbour Hotel!

things to do in Southampton this May

It’s not just he great hotel packages that give you a reason to visit Southampton this May, but the numerous events takings place that jam-pack May full of fun!

Southampton Sailing Week will be taking place in and around the Southampton waters from the 24th-29th of May. This exciting week will demonstrate all that Southampton has to offer on the water from Yacht and Dinghy racing, rowing, paddle boarding and many more! It’s a great chance for everyone to get involved and experience sailing on the Southampton waters!

Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May and set on Southampton Common, Common People is a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city.

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight offer some of the best days out and things to do in England! From theme parks to gardens, adventurous activities to cultural exploits, there is something to suit the whole family whether you’re here for a day or staying longer. You’ll find many of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s top attractions & places to visit right here, with itineraries to help you discover all the fun things to do in Hampshire and vouchers to help you on your way! So what are you waiting for! Start planning your visit to the south today and visit Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

Keep up to date with more events and things to do in Southampton by visiting The Southampton Guide. Make sure you pick up a copy of the Southampton Pocket Guide for great discounts and information about the city.