There’s no end to the ways families can spend some quality time together in and around Southampton but with half term coming up we wanted to know where people have really enjoyed visiting.

Not only that but with the days getting longer, days out with the kids are looking a more attractive prospect all round.

Turning to Tripadvisor we’ve discovered which places, great for a day with the family, have received top marks from visitors.

Here are the top five family things to do in Southampton according to Tripadvisor reviews.


Top 5 attractions in Southampton

Daily Echo: There are a wealth of family attractions in and around Southampton. Pictures: TripadvisorThere are a wealth of family attractions in and around Southampton. Pictures: Tripadvisor

Solent Sky Museum
Rating: 4.5/5
Showcasing the history of aviation in Southampton and surrounding areas, the Solent Sky Museum explains how aircraft development was spearheaded in the city and beyond.

Mayflower Theatre
Rating: 4.5/5
The south coast's largest theatre, The Mayflower offers a diverse range of show.
Watch musicals, opera, ballet family shows and names from music and comedy within the regal-looking Grade II listed building.

SeaCity Museum
Telling the story of the people of Southampton along with the city's historic connections with the Titanic and the sea.
The SeaCity Museum brings maritime history to life and is suitable for all ages.


Steamship Shieldhall
Rating: 5/5
Book a trip on the Steamship Shieldhall and travel back to the golden age of steam.
The largest working steamship in Britain, she is also a member of the National Historic Fleet.

St Mary's Stadium
Rating: 4.5/5
A visit to St Mary's Stadium, cheering on The Saints, could be a great way to spend time with the family.
There are several fixtures coming up in the next few weeks and months to choose from.