If you’re looking for family friendly days out in Southampton then you won’t be disappointed! There is so much to do in and around the city to keep the whole family entertained for days, giving you all plenty of reasons to #visitsouthampton again and again.

Whether it’s an action packed day creating those precious family memories and trying to wear the kids out, or a few hours entertainment indoors or out, here are 12 great family friendly days out in the city…

1. Go Ape Southampton

If you want to have a fun day out with your family, Go Ape Southampton is a great choice as it is a fun activity for the whole family. You will have different activities you can choose from depending on which adventure you would enjoy the most. You can go on a Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior, Zip Trekking Adventure or a Forest Segway Experiences.

2. Oxygen Freejumping

If you are looking for an active fun day out with your family Oxygen Freejumping is a great choice. As it is an indoor activity you can enjoy some fun jumping and bouncing even on rainy days. Oxygen Freejumping is the Favourite trampoline park in the UK with different zones you can explore and it is suitable for all ages so it is a great activity for families.

3. Exciting Escapes

Exciting Escapes is a fun and exciting experience for all ages so it is a great activity for the family. You will need to be in groups between two and six to take part in the activities. There are 4 rooms you can choose form, two that are based on the 1950’s, one which is based on the 1980’s and one based on the 1970’s where you have to break into a Police Station. Once you are in groups and chose the room you’ll have 60 minutes to solve the clues and escape the room. You will need to work as a team and be creative to be able to escape the room. It is an enjoyable and challenging experience for the whole family.

4. Hollywood Bowl

Bowling is a great indoor activity for the whole family. Hollywood Bowl is located in the Central of Southampton in the new addition to Westquay. You can go bowling or just have fun in the amusement zone with the latest games. You can have drinks and food at the Hollywood Bowl so you can spend your day there enjoying the games with your family.

5. Queen Elizabeth II Activities Centre

If you are looking for an active day out with your family where you can go and try canoeing, motor boat, climbing, archery, horse riding, problem solving/initiative tests and zip wire then Queen Elizabeth II Activities Centre is for you.

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6. The Outdoor Sports Centre

The Outdoor Sports Centre is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities with your family in Southampton. There are a lot of activities you can try including cricket pitches, multi-purpose pitches for football and hockey, tennis courts, rounders, rugby, cricket, bowls, a cyclocross and BMX track, an assault course style trim trail, gross football, an athletics track and even a crazy golf course. If you are feeling sporty and want to have a day out this is a perfect place for you and your family.

7. Alpine Snowsports Centre

This is a great pace for snow sport enthusiasts. Whether you are interested in snow sports and just want to try them out or you already have experience in these sports then this is a place for you. It is suitable for ages 4 years and up. Are you interested in Skiing, Snowboarding or you want to try out the Ringos? Then you will definitely enjoy a day out at Alpine Snowsport Centre.

8. Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

A great outdoor activity centre for families with kids that are the age of 8 years or older. There are a lot of activities you can chose from such as climbing, abseiling, kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle boarding. If you are feeling active and would enjoy any of these activities, then Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is a place for you.

9. Tenpin

At Tenpin you can enjoy a fun day out with your family with different games. It is suitable for all ages as there is something for every age group. You can do Tenpin Bowling, Sector 7 Laser, NAMCO Arcade Games, Table Tennis and Pool, Pingo’s Soft Play which is suitable for toddlers as well as they have a separated area for them and Sing Dizzy Karaoke. If you are looking for an activity for your family which is suitable for all ages and it provides a lot of fun games and activities for everyone then Tenpin is a place you should definitely visit.

10. The Pleasure Park

The Pleasure Park is a mini fun fair which is enjoyable for all ages. It is free to enter but you will need to pay for the rides separately or you can buy groups of tokens for a set price. There are 20 attractions in this mini fun fair that you can enjoy. If you are looking for a cheap theme park to have fun with your family, then you should definitely visit The Pleasure Park for some fun.

11. Cinema

You just looking for a calm day out with your family? You don’t feel like going anywhere where you need to be active and sporty? Then you should go to the cinema enjoy a great movie with your family then have a meal in one of Southampton’s restaurants. You can go to Odeon or to the new Showcase Cinema de Lux located in the new West Quay. As both of the cinemas are in the centre of Southampton so you can enjoy a day in the city with your family before or after the movie.

12. New Forest Activities

Southampton is so fortunate to have the stunning New Forest National Park right on its doorstep. For family fun you’ll find New Forest Activities where you can enjoy Canoeing on the Beaulieu River, Archery in forest surroundings, Battlefield LIVE, Ropes Courses and Bushcraft skills. Enjoy a full day of fun with their Family Adventure Day and explore by bike before enjoying a family canoe trip.