If you’re looking for an active or relaxing family break away, staying in hotels in Southampton could be exactly what you need. The maritime city of Southampton enjoys a delightful location, on the south coast of England and amongst this you can find plenty of family friendly attractions and activities. Whether it’s taking the kids to the Quays Swimming Complex, taking a step back in time to the Maritime Museum, walking aro or watching a film in the cinema at the Ocean Village, you’re bound to find something exciting to do.
In the city itself, there are many parks, museums, theatres and sports facilities as well as family friendly pubs and restaurants to relax in. A little bit further from hotels in Southampton you’ll find two fantastic family days out, Beaulieu and Paultons Family Theme Park.
Situated in the very heart of the New Forest between Bournemouth and Southampton, Beaulieu is one of Southern England’s top visitor attractions. With the famous National Motor Museum, the Palace House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and plenty more interesting attractions, this is the ideal family day out. Firstly take a trip to the National Motor Museum to see over 50 vehicles from the James Bond films and explore the World of Top Gear with vehicles from some of the show’s most memorable events. Then head to the beautiful Palace House and Gardens. This has been the home to the Montagu family since 1538 and visitors can explore the house and view the family portraits, photographs and special treasures. Before heading back to hotels in Southampton, take a stroll around the gardens. The gardens feature a variety of different themes including the Victorian Flower Garden and informal Wilderness Garden.
Just a short drive away is Paultons Family Theme Park. The park caters for all members of the family with over 60 exciting rides and attractions. From rollercoasters and river rides to trains and golf, there is something to suit all ages. Staying in hotels in Southampton for a long weekend means you can take advantage of having this superb theme park on your doorstep! Paultons is also the home of Peppa Pig World that has its very own themed rides. This is a must for families with young children! There are also many different types of animals and birds in the park including meerkats, flamingos, penguins, tortoises and wallabies. Paultons will be a memorable day out for all the family whilst staying in hotels in Southampton.