There’s loads of wonderful things to do in Southampton this Easter! From award-winning musicals, delicious lunches, and Easter egg hunts! So look no further than Southampton this Easter and have an egg-cellent time!

Titanic The Musical at The Mayflower Theatre

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on the passengers hopes and aspirations. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. See it at The Mayflower Theatre from the 12th-21st April.

We March On: Southampton Football Club, Then and Now at SeaCity Museum29 March – 28 October 2018. Celebrating over 130 years of Southampton Football Club, this major exhibition gives a unique insight into life at the club, through its supporters, ex-players and backroom staff. Featuring fascinating memorabilia, interactive exhibitions, fun facts and more. A must see for football fans!

SEE Southampton have a series of walks to suit young and old during the Easter break. In addition to regular ‘Southampton’s Hidden History’ walks at weekends, there will be a special walk on Sun 1 April at 10.30am departing Woolston Memorial Garden focusing on the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. Youngsters will enjoy the popular ‘Ghastly, Grim and Gory’ walk, departing the Bargate on Weds 4 April at 1.30pm. For more info, please visit the SEE Southampton website.

Chilworth Manor is looking forward to welcoming families this Easter holiday and between 26th March and 15th April will be offering kids eat free*, games room with a selection of board games, Easter Egg hunt and a kids activity pack for all children. Book any break between these dates. *terms and conditions apply.

2017 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award directs a bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless classic A Streetcar Named Desire, coming to Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ brand new city centre theatre, NST City, on 23-31 March.

Things to do this Easter

Marwell Zoo’s new Tropical House

Discover an array of colourful and charismatic species at Marwell Zoo’s biggest ever exhibit, a new Tropical House, open 26th March. Take part in their GIANT egg trail over the Easter holidays! Plus, collect your FREE chocolate egg from the Easter bunny over the bank holiday weekend.

Bin It In the Bin Trail – by Kev Munday, 3rd – 14th April 2018, 11am – 4pm Mon – Sat (closed Bank Holiday Monday) Showcase Gallery. This trail will take you around Southampton city to explore the fantastic hand-painted bins by Kev Munday, designed to brighten up the city.  They include many bright and colourful creatures made by visitors to the ‘Stand Together’ exhibition at Showcase Gallery. Send photos of your trail to #Binitinthebin and visit showcase gallery to collect your prize when you finish.

Round off the Easter holidays with the Easter Bunny Hop at Turner Sims Southampton on Saturday 14 April – a concert of exciting folk music, full of dancing, singing, jiggling and lots of fun for ages 2-5 and all the family!

Easter Sunday Lunch or Dinner in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. £29.00 per adult, £14.50 per child (under the age of 12), 0-2 years of age are free of charge. Easter Sunday on the 1st April 2018, is a perfect opportunity to get together for a delicious lunch or dinner with family and friends. The menu has been carefully created by Marco Pierre White himself and features classic dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients, offering diners a selection of cuisine, perfect for the Easter holiday. During Easter Sunday lunch or dinner, each table who has children dining will be presented with a complimentary Easter egg per child booked. To book please call 023 8063 3033 or email ghreservations@grandharbourhotel.co.uk.

Why not stay the night too? If you stay at the Grand Harbour Hotel on Easter Sunday or bank holiday Monday, any children under the age of 15 will receive a complimentary Easter egg during their stay.

Visitors can enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and crafts activities at New Forest Wildlife Park this Easter school holidays. The Tropical Butterfly House opens on March 30th and there are many new faces, including two very talkative giant otters.

Things to do this Easter

14-18 NOW Poppies / Tower of London / ® Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

Royal Armouries will present Poppies: Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at Fort Nelson, near Portsmouth, as part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies. The sculpture will be at Fort Nelson from 13 April to 24 June 2018.

Pick up your magnifying glass and put your detective skills to the test this Easter at Beaulieu. From Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April we’re inviting all our visitors to become nature detectives and explore the wonders of the natural world on our bird-themed Easter trail. Pick up your trail bag and explore our beautiful gardens to collect all the items and complete the activities. If you get stuck the Nature Detective will be on hand to give you some clues!

Explore Winchester Cathedral with a free Easter Trail suitable for children aged 4 -11 on Wednesday 4 & Wednesday 11 April, or enjoy a delicious Sunday Carvery in the Cathedral Refectory for all the family on Sunday 1 April.

Head to Riceup a vegan supermarket in Southampton stocking everything from loose wholefoods and organic fruit and vegetables to supplements and skin care!

At the Marlands Shopping Centre this Easter local schools were invited to take part in a charity initiative by decorating a giant egg to be displayed in the Centre from the 23rd March – 15th April. Shoppers are encouraged to vote for their favourite egg and linked charity by converting each £1 they spend into a vote, the egg with the most votes will get the winning school and charity a great prize. Every vote cast in the Centre will be entered into a prize draw to win a fabulous Easter Hamper.