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Ultimate List of Southampton Easter 2018 Events & Activities

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Published March 11th 2018


Easter Fair
March 29th - April 8th
Southampton Common
The Avenue
Southampton SO15 7NN

The Southampton Common Easter Fair just manages to sneak into March, with things kicking off on March 29th. The fair will run from then until April 8th. There will be rides for young and old and other fun fair activities. Thursday is 'crazy prices' day, with all rides (except the Oxygen Ride) offering £1 tickets. The fair will be open from 1pm till 9.30pm on most days, and from 10am till 9.30pm on the Easter Monday bank holiday.
Prices vary
All Ages

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
March 30th - April 15th, 10am-4.30pm
Mottisfont
Off Mottisfont Lane
Mottisfont SO51 0LP

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is an official partnership between Cadbury and National Trust properties all over the country. Mottisfont estate will be hosting one in Southampton, and chocolate eggs aren't the only things to be found. The Easter trail will guide families to spot wildlife around the grounds, learn about bats that make their home in the cellarium, or get up close and personal with some of the teeny tiny mini beasts of the area. This isn't your typical Easter egg hunt, where the sharpest and quickest ends up with the fullest basket. There is some Cadbury chocolate for all, but the real 'hunt' involves exploring the nature surrounding Mottisfont and the National Trust's other history filled locations around the country.

You can search for other nearby Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts on the Cadbury website.
£2 per child, plus regular entry fees
All Ages

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Easter Bunny Event
March 30th - April 2nd, 10am-4pm
Sparshot College
2NF, Westley Lane
Sparsholt, Winchester SO21

Sparshot College are putting on an Easter event with everyone's favourite bunny: Peter Rabbit! There will be an Easter trail for children to follow where they'll have to hunt down Peter's carrots, and they'll also get to meet Peter and other favourite characters. Children can enjoy craft activities like easter basket or bunny ear making, while adults might be more interested in the plant sale. The event will be raising funds for the college. Tickets are available online, and once inside most of the activities are free. Buy your tickets early to take advantage of the 'early bird' pricing.
Family £20, Adults £7, Children (3-13) £5, Under 3s Free
All Ages

Easter Holiday Fun
March 30th - April 15th
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Jermyns Lane
Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA

There will be a range of different Easter and term break activities being held at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens over the Easter break. The Easter trail will run from March 30th till April 15th, and will allow families to explore the gardens on a self-guided Easter themed tour. Other activities over Easter include the Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club, tree climbing and pond dipping. Prices vary for the different events, so check out the event page for more details. The Easter trail is just £1.50 per child on top of regular garden admission fees.
Prices vary
All Ages

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Passion Retold
March 30th, from 10.30am
Guildhall Square
The Avenue
Southampton SO15 7NN

When many people think of Easter it's all about chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks and the Easter bunny. For others, Easter is about a very different message. Passion Retold tells the traditional Easter story about Jesus, his sacrifice, and what Easter really means to Christians all over the world. As well as the performance of The Passion, there will also be local musicians and talks about Easter and its significance. The event will be held at Guildhall Square, starting at 10.30am.
Free
All Ages

Easter Eggstravorganza
March 30th - April 2nd, 9am-5pm
St James' Park
St James' Road
Southampton SO15 5SD

The Friends of St James' Park will be hosting an Easter trail throughout the Easter weekend. You can pick up a trail sheet from the ParkLife cafe and enjoy a self-guided family hunt through the park. There will be prizes for completing the trail, as well as plenty of opportunities to explore the park and enjoy the outdoors together. The park also has a playground and plenty of green space for kids to run around outside.
Trail sheets 50p
All Ages

Canoe Easter Egg Hunt
1st-2nd April
New Forest
Liquid Logistics Canoeing & Kayaking
Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42 7YF

This is definitely an Easter egg hunt with a difference. Instead of a basket and your own too legs, you'll be heading out with a canoe and a paddle. The day involves a canoe paddle down the Beaulieu River, before heading onto dry land for the actual Easter egg hunt. You don't need to be a canoeing pro, you'll learn the essential ins and outs on the day. The Canoe Easter Egg Hunt takes place in the New Forest and involves a two-hour guided canoe tour.
£28 Adult, £22 Child, £88 Family
All Ages

Toddler Time - Easter Chicks
April 5th, 10:30am-11:30am
Sea City Museum
Havelock Road
Southampton SO14 7FY

Sea City Museum hold activities throughout the year for adults, children and toddlers. This special activity is aimed at toddlers between 18 months and 4 years. Enjoying some arts and crafts, they'll get to decorate some baby chick pictures with feathers, glitter and more. Things can get messy, so dress in arts and crafts appropriate attire. The craft workshop is £4 per child. Children under 5 get free admission to the museum, adult entry fees are listed on the website.
£4 per child
18months-4yrs

Hatch a Dino Egg
April 6th, 10am-12noon or 1.30-3.30pm
Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre, Commercial Rd
Southampton SO14 7LY

We know Easter has lots of eggs, but usually you'd expect to find chickens or chocolate inside. The Southampton City Art Gallery is hosting a craft event for children that lets them craft their own eggs of a different kind. Hatch a Dino Egg is aimed at kids between 5 and 11 years old. They'll be able to make their own egg and baby dinosaur out of clay. It's a chance for kids to get a little messy and explore their creativity, but you won't have to clean up the mess at home. For more information, visit the Southampton City Art Gallery website. Make sure you prebook to secure your spot.
£6 per child
Ages 5-11 years

Pickled Chickens
April 9th, 10.30am-12.30pm
Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre, Commercial Rd
Southampton SO14 7LY

With Easter coming to an end, the Southampton City Art Gallery is looking for a way to preserve all your favourite Easter memories. 'Pickled' Chickens is a drop in craft workshop where kids can make their own mini chicks, and 'pickle' them for safe keeping. Bookings aren't required, you can just drop in on the day. Get in touch with the Art Gallery for more information, but it's safe to say that no actual chickens will be getting pickled.
£4.50 per child
All Ages

Easter Bunny Hop - ABC Concerts
14th April, 3pm
Turner Sims Concert Hall
Salisbury Road
Southampton SO17 1BJ

The ABC Bunny Band will perform their Easter themed concert, Easter Bunny Hop, at Turner Sims Concert Hall on Saturday April 14th. It's a live music show with lots of dancing and folk music from around the British Isles. Tickets are available from the Turner Sims website.
Adults £8, Under 16s £4
Ages 2-5

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Why? Find some family fun during the Easter break
When: Throughout the Easter break
Where: Around Southampton
Cost: Prices vary
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