Easter Holidays in Hampshire | Things To Do 2023

If you’re looking for things to do this Easter in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight then you have come to the right place. You may be looking for a lovely family friendly day out or just somewhere to go for walks or you might prefer an organised event or school holiday activities, put on especially for the Easter holidays. Read on to find out everything going on in Hampshire this Easter.

When are the Easter holidays in Hampshire?

The Hampshire Easter holidays this year are from 3rd April 2023 to 14th April 2023, with the Easter weekend being right in the middle!

There are so many events and fun activities happening through the Easter holidays in Hampshire. Here are so many ideas of how your family can spend the Easter break.

Easter Trails and Easter Egg Hunts in Hampshire

National Trust Easter Trails

Have an Easter adventure as you make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Visit a National Trust site and explore the beautiful parks and gardens.

Trails costs £3 per child.

Here’s more about National Trust Days Out in Hampshire

Winchester Science Centre – Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt

It wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt. Visit the science centre for an oviparity egg hunt. That means you’ll be looking for eggs laid by animals that hatch. What birds will you find? Will there be a creepy crawly or two? And will you be surprised to find out a few other species that hatch?

Don’t worry, the hunt is a picture trail! And once you’ve found all the eggs, you’ll be in for a delicious Easter treat.

Find out more here

Read about our visit to Winchester Science Centre here

Itchen Valley Country Park – Easter Bunny Trail

Search for the Easter Bunnies around the park. Each bunny holds an egg with a code on it. Your task is to decode the message to earn a prize. Some of the boards have QR codes on them revealing some cracking jokes! Pick up a trail pack and prize from the Woodland Café for just £3!

Find out more here

Whitchurch Silk Mill – 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7AL

Easter Egg Hunt at the Mill – 3rd April 2023

Explore the Mill grounds in search of the missing chocolates left by the Easter bunny! Each child will receive a bag to collect their chocolate and they will have 13 letters (chocolates) to find.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park – Gravel Hill, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 0QE

Big Butser Egg Roll Trail – 1st to 16th April 2023

Find all the signs of spring to lead you to the bottom of Butser Hill. Once there you can give your rubber egg a good throw and see how far it rolls!

Each pack comes with a trail guide, a pack of pencils, a springtime craft to take home and a rubber egg to decorate. Priced at £6 per pack.

Longdown Activity Farm – Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH

The Great Big Golden Egg Hunt – 7th April to 10th April 2023

Who will find the platinum egg! The popular Longdown Golden Egg Hunt is back again this year. There are nineteen golden eggs to find every day, PLUS one very special platinum egg! There are no clues, and they are VERY hard to find. There will be a prize for those who are fortunate enough to find a golden egg, and an eggstra special prize awarded to the person who finds the platinum egg.

Read about our visit to Longdown Activity Farm here

Curtis Museum – High Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1BA

British Bird Eggs Hunt – 1st to 16th April 2023

There are 8 eggs hidden around the museum. On each egg there is a picture of different British Bird. Using your activity sheet, find the eggs and match them to the birds on your sheet. £2.00 per trail sheet – and get a prize at the end!

Milestones Museum – Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6PG

Bun and Ted’s Eggscelent Adventure – 1st to 16th April 2023

Can you help save Easter? The Easter Bunny’s Easter eggs have been stolen by Professor Y and sent back in time! But don’t worry, the Easter Bunny’s niece, Bun, and her best friend, Ted, are on hand to save the day. Step onto the streets of Milestones and help Bun and Ted save Easter. Hunt the missing eggs that have been hidden through time and work together to reveal the identity of the mysterious Professor Y! £2.50 per trail

Read about our trip to Milestones Living History Museum here

Basing House – Barton’s Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 8AE

The Big Basing House Easter Egg Hunt – 1st April 2023

Join the hunt for hundreds of eggs hidden across the 14-acre site! Every egg handed in will enter you into our prize draw, so the more eggs you find, the higher your chance of winning a very special Easter prize!

Basing House Easter Family Trail – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

Enjoy spending time outdoors exploring the grounds of Basing House. Learn about Easter traditions from days gone by and receive a special Easter reward!

Join in with some free Easter crafts too. £2.50 per trail.

Staunton Country Park – Middle Park Way, Havant, Hampshire PO9 5HB

Springtime at Staunton Trail – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

This Easter holidays try the Springtime at Staunton children’s trail. Take a stroll and find all the signs of spring and solve the clues! Each pack comes with a trail guide, a pack of pencils and a springtime craft to take home. Priced at £4 per pack

Read about our time at Staunton Country Park here

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Havenstreet Station, Isle of Wight Steam, Main Road, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS

The Great Railway Easter Hunt – 4th April 2023 to 13th April 2023

Make some amazing, amusing family memories together as you search for the giant eggs hidden around the entire attraction and solve the clues to claim your chocolate.

Fort Victoria – Fort Victoria, Westhill Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0RR

Easter Fun at Fort Victoria – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

Head on over to the Imaginarium when you arrive and for the small fee of £2 you can take part in their Easter trail through the country park, a treat bag awaits your child at the end if they successfully solve the puzzle. Also there will be crafting activities from £2 and free Lego building areas to keep the kids amused whilst you browse the shop. 

Brading Roman Villa – Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH

Daisy Chains Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday 8th April

Easter egg hunt and activities. £3.50 per child.

Aldershot Military Museum – Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2LG

British Bird Egg Hunt – 1st April to 10th April and 12th April to 16th April 2023

There are 8 eggs hidden around Aldershot Military Museum, can you match them to their British bird species? Once completed your spotter sheets can be used to birdwatch at home or at your local green space. Suitable for ages 4+.

Read our review of Aldershot Military Museum here

Shanklin Chine – 3 Chine Hill, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6BW

Easter Egg Hunt – 7th to 9th April 2023

Visit Shanklin Chine for daily easter egg hunts over the Easter weekend and you could be in with a chance of winning an annual family pass for the 2023 season too.

Easter Activities in Hampshire

Wherever you are in Hampshire, there’s bound to be somewhere nearby with organised activities to keep your children entertained over the holidays. Here are a few suggestions of things to do in the Easter holidays in Hampshire:

The Arc – Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB

Easter Sensory Play – 3rd April 2023 to 6th April 2023

Perfect for the very young, the sensory activity sessions aim to appeal to all the senses. Try creating sensory bottles with some of nature’s nicest smells, including lavender and rosemary; make soothing sounds with a rain stick and test out your youngster’s science concepts with a spot of floating and sinking play, using materials from the natural world.

There’s also natural sensory bins, where youngsters can investigate the texture and shape of everyday natural objects. Sometimes it is the simplest natural things which make the best play!

No-Sew Sock Bunny – 4th April 2023 to 12th April 2023

Make a cute sock bunny filled with rice. All the simple materials you need to create your bunny friend are provided – and all steps are suitable for little hands and there is no sewing involved. You can then take your sock bunny home!

DIY Pom Pom Baby Bunny – 6th April 2023 to 14th April 2023

Using wool, felt and beads, you will follow along to create fluffy pom-poms and turn them into adorable baby bunnies that you can take home – perfect for Easter!

SeaCity Museum – Civic Centre, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7FY

Brickstraveganza – 1st and 2nd April 2023

Celebrate all things made of LEGO® bricks at the Sea City Museum. Hunt the brick mini-eggs, marvel at the eggstraordinary displays in the main hall and enjoy the free build room for creative LEGO builders.

The Brickworks Museum – Swanwick Lane, Lower Swanwick, Hampshire SO31 7HB

Egg-ceptional Bricks – Family Fun with LEGO® Bricks – 5th and 6th April 2023

The Brick People are back at the Brickworks Museum this Easter with two days of fun featuring LEGO bricks. Find the models and minifigures hidden around the museum, see the display of models made from LEGO®, enjoy the free play areas AND add a LEGO® Dot mosaic tile to the wall.

The Mystery of the Missing Hedgehogs – 12th and 13th April 2023

Follow the trail through the Museum to find out all about hedgehogs and learn what makes a really excellent hedgehog habitat in this family-friendly adventure.

Can you build a hedgehog house and design the perfect garden? Can you find the hiding hedgehogs and work out whose footprints are whose? Can you create a great meal for a prickly hog and take on our true or false challenge?

Complete the trail then make your own hedgehog craft to take away in this really super Easter holiday event.

Army Flying Museum – Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 8FB

Easter Craft for Families – Weekdays 3rd April to 14th April

Visit the Army Flying Museum for lots of fun Easter themed crafts and trails. With everything from Spring Crowns to Pop Up Rabbits, the activities are sure to keep everyone entertained.

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – Priddys Hard, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 4LE

Conservation Station – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

Become part of the Conservation Crew and discover more about how the team takes care of everything from buttons to battle ships! Will you have the right skills to identify insects, clean coins and pack away artefacts? Explore the Conservation Station for hands on activities and find out! 

Days Out with Easter Activities in Hampshire

Paulton’s Park – Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL

Hoppy Easter – 1st April 2023 – 16th April 2023

Meet Bobtail Bunny and Betty Bunny at Paultons this Easter. Guests will be able to meet the cute characters at the main entrance plaza whilst the Park entrance will also be festooned for Easter with colourful giant Easter Eggs and Bunnies at every turn.

Read our Paultons Park review here

Winchester Science Centre – Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ

Boom & Bloom – Weekends and school holidays, 18th March to 17th April 2023

Spring into a new season of exciting science fun at Boom & Bloom! Outside things are beginning to bloom and inside the experiments are set to go boom. As well as all the usual Science Centre fun, there’ll be even more on offer to excite all ages.

Read our review of Winchester Science Centre here

Beaulieu National Motor Museum – Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Easter at Beaulieu – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

Hop to it and celebrate Easter at Beaulieu as history comes to life, with the chance to experience remarkable vehicles and meet colourful characters out and about

Read about our trip to Beaulieu Motor Museum here

Blackgang Chine – Ventnor PO38 2HN

The Legends of Blackgang Chine –  4th to 6th April and 11th to 13th April 2023

The Legends of Blackgang Chine have been up to no good this Easter as the duo of scallywags have stolen Lady Penelope Dodo’s golden egg!

Bring those detective instincts to Blackgang Chine this Easter and take on the quest to find the missing golden eggs and become Lady P’s hero!  If you correctly solve the case, you’ll be in with a chance of winning epic prizes! 

Manor Farm and Country Park – River Hamble Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Hampshire SO31 1BH

Easter at the Farm – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

Celebrate Easter at the farm meeting the friendly animals!  Join the story time trail sessions and hunt for the golden egg!

Read about our trip to Manor Farm here

Jane Austen’s House – Chawton, Hampshire GU34 1SD

Families Walk Easter Special – 7th April 2023

Bring the kids to Jane Austen’s House for a fun-filled Easter gambol around Chawton, the lovely country village where Jane Austen lived and wrote. This fun, relaxed family walk will take you back in time, to discover the village Jane Austen knew and loved. Inspired by Jane’s hoard of over thirty nephews and nieces, everyone will be dressing up, telling stories, playing games, crafting and making memories along the way.

Finkley Down Farm Park – North Way, Andover, Hampshire SP11 6NF

Easter at Finkley – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

All the usual Finkley farm fun plus Spring Tales with Bug & Bee, Stripes V Spots Gameshow, an Easter Disco and an Easter Quiz!

Read our review of Finkley Down Farm here

Butser Ancient Farm – Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0BG

Easter with the Anglo Saxons – 7th to 10th April 2023

Discover Anglo Saxon life with reenactment group Herigeas Hundas. There’ll be craft demonstrations, displays, talks and combat displays throughout the Easter weekend.

Read about our time at Butser Ancient Farm here

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway – Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AZ

Easter at Exbury – 7th to 10th April 2023

Pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Entrance and explore the gardens as your children try to match the different types of birds with their eggs from the clues you will find. Also look out for special letters to identify the bird who laid the beautiful blue eggs. Return your completed trail sheet to claim a chocolate Easter treat, and for a chance to win a family membership. Easter trails cost £2.50 per child.

Osborne House – York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6JT

Easter Adventure Quest – 1st April 2023 to 16th April 2023

Visit Osborne House for a cracking adventure quest this Easter holiday. Explore the grounds to hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with an adventurer’s certificate and a tasty chocolate treat. The quest costs just £2.

Carisbrooke Castle – Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY

Easter Adventure Quest – 1st April 2023 to 6th April 2023 and 11th April 2023 to 16th April 2023

Visit Carisbrooke Castle this Easter holiday for a fantastic adventure quest. Explore the castle to hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with an adventurer’s certificate and a tasty chocolate treat. The quest costs just £2.

Easter Escapades – 7th April 2023 to 10th April 2023

Visit Carisbrooke Castle for four days of Easter fun. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for the whole family to get involved in traditional games, activities and races, along with storytelling sessions throughout the day.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary – Lower Winstone Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight, PO38 3AA

Easter Fun – 3rd April 2023 to 14th April 2023

Afternoon Tea in Hampshire

If you fancy going for afternoon tea as an Easter treat there are plenty of places to choose from and these guides may help you find somewhere perfect!

Treasure Trails in Hampshire

If you want to get outside but you don’t really know where, we love Treasure Trails. It’s an adventure that the whole family can get involved in for less than £10. Solve a mystery, save the day or be a spy! It’s great fun and we always really enjoy it. Here are some of the Hampshire Treasure Trails – you can see the full list here.

You can read about one of our Treasure Trail adventures here.

Going on an Adventure with Treasure Trails

Theatre Shows in Hampshire

Going to the theatre is a great activity that the whole family will enjoy and Hampshire has a lot of great theatres to really make the most of. Here are the family shows on during the Easter holidays:

Theatre Royal Winchester – Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB

Princes Hall Aldershot – Princes Way, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 1NX

Kings Theatre Portsmouth – 24 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2QJ

Mayflower Theatre Southampton – 22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE

The Anvil Basingstoke – Churchill Way East, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR

New Theatre Royal – 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DD

Indoor Activities in Hampshire

If the weather isn’t great over the holidays then you may want to do something indoors that still gets you out of the house. Here are some ideas:

Libraries in Hampshire

There are many libraries across Hampshire and the vast majority of them have activities and events on for children on a regular basis but especially during school holidays. You can find your local library here and book available sessions online too.

Escape Rooms in Hampshire

Escape rooms are super popular and there are so many family friendly versions around. Here are some ideas for escape rooms in Hampshire:

Roller Skating in Hampshire

Roller skating is such a popular activity and there are so many places you can skate in Hampshire. Here are some suggestions:

Leisure Centres in Hampshire

Leisure centres can be a fantastic place to spend time as a family and they’ve come far over recent times, now having so much more than just swimming pools. Many have climbing facilities, soft play centres and even trampoline parks within them! Here are all the ones in Hampshire to choose from:

Trampoline Parks in Hampshire

Trampolining is a fantastic activity that children love and it’s perfect for a wet weather day! Here are the trampoline parks in Hampshire – and many of the leisure centres above offer trampolining classes too. It’s great fun for all ages.

Soft Play and Indoor Play Centres in Hampshire

Soft play and other indoor play centres are fantastic for children and are great for bad weather days too. We have so many great indoor activity hubs in Hampshire from typical soft play centres to role play dressing up experiences.

Shopping Centres in Hampshire

Shopping centres are a great place to spend time. You can wander round the shops, grab some lunch and there are often organised activities and events in to make the most of as well.

  • Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
  • Cascades Shopping Centre, Portsmouth
  • Westquay Shopping Centre, Southampton
  • Marlands Shopping Centre, Southampton
  • Brooks Shopping Centre, Winchester
  • Festival Place, Basingstoke
  • Whiteley Shopping Centre, Fareham
  • Port Solent, Portsmouth
  • Westgate Retail and Leisure Park, Aldershot
  • The Meads Shopping Centre, Farnborough
  • The Meridian Centre, Havant
  • Swan Centre, Eastleigh
  • Fareham Shopping Centre
  • Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet

Pottery Painting in Hampshire

Pottery painting is a fantastic activity for the whole family as well as being a calm and relaxed experience. Children of all ages will love it and it’s so nice to have something to take away with you afterwards – or pick up a few days later when it’s been fired! Here are our Hampshire pottery painting destinations.

Bowling in Hampshire

Bowling is another great activity for the whole family and perfect when the weather isn’t great. Here are the Hampshire bowling alleys to choose from.

Laser Tag in Hampshire

Laser Tag was such a new thing when I was a child but they’ve grown massively in popularity over recent years and now laser centres are everywhere. Here are both indoor and outdoor laser tag sites across Hampshire.

Climbing Centres and Aerial Adventures in Hampshire

Climbing is another great family activity and we have so many centres across the county – plus those included in the leisure centres above. Here are some more indoor and outdoor centres to give you some climbing inspiration.

Read more about climbing centres in hampshire here

Cinemas in Hampshire

Most cinemas have reduced tickets at weekends and in school holidays, a great budget activity that the whole family can enjoy together

Vue – Mini Mornings

At Vue’s Mini Mornings you can see the best kids and family films from only £2.49 each. Mini Mornings run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am plus every day in the school holidays.

Odeon – Odeon Kids

With special Odeon Kids screenings of the most spellbinding fairy tales and animated films, grown-ups pay kids’ ticket prices, making it a great value day out for the whole family.

There are many other cinemas in Hampshire – Everyman, Empire and Harlequin to name a few, but they all seem to have the same ticket prices and offerings during school holidays.

Workshops and Holiday Clubs in Hampshire

If you need to work over the holidays and need childcare then holiday clubs are a really popular idea – and there are so many across Hampshire that you’re bound to find one perfect for your children that’s close to where you live or work.

Sea City Museum – SCC Culture Club for Kids

Where: Civic Centre, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7FY

When: 3rd and 4th April 2023 or 11th and 12th April

Ages: Children aged 6 to 12 years

Two days of investigation, imagination and discovery for children who love being creative and learning through fun activities. Led by the experienced cultural services learning team, children will explore the past, experience the museum and gallery and make really cool things!

Butser Ancient Farm: Silly Saxons: Easter Holiday Day Camp

Where: Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0BG

When: Tuesday 11th April 2023

Ages: Age 6+

Let your child release their inner Saxon this Easter! Send them back through time at Butser Ancient Farm for an action-packed outdoors adventure, filled with fun hands-on activities with a historical theme. Your child will experience history like never before. They’ll spend a fun-filled day learning to live like a Saxon, from exploring a Saxon hall to making Saxon crafts. Activities may include dressing up, learning archery, retelling Beowulf, have-a-go archaeology, and more — all in the beautiful setting of the Saxon halls and Iron Age village!

360 Degree Sports Coaching

Where: Various locations across Hampshire

When: Most school holidays, 8:30am – 5:30pm

Ages: Primary age children

360 Degree Sports Coaching offer activity camps which include baking and crafts, multi-sports camps which offer a real variety of sports and football camps, so they have something for everyone.

Active For All

Where: Whiteley Primary, Fareham – Kanes Hill Primary, Southampton – Stoneham Park Primary, Eastleigh – Hythe Primary, Southampton – Bitterne Park School, Southampton

When: Most school holidays, 8:30am to 5:30pm

Ages: Age 5-11

Active For All offer a huge variety of activities ranging from Sports Competitions to Arts and Crafts, Lego, social time, problem solving activities, and much more.

SuperCamps Multi Activity Camps

Where: St Swithun’s School, Winchester

When: Most school holidays

Ages: Age 4-12 years

Multi-Activity camps allow children to enjoy sports, arts & crafts, games and occasional highlight activities or excursions such as Bouncy Castle and Archery.

Koosa Kids

Where: Alderwood School, Aldershot – Court Manor Secondary School, Fleet – Hook Infant School – Liphook Junior School – Portway Infant School, Andover

When: Most school holidays  Check website for dates

Ages: 4 – 13 year olds

KOOSA Kids have been running Ofsted registered Holiday Clubs for over 17 years and their ethos is to offer high quality, affordable holiday club childcare for hard working parents whilst ensuring children have as much fun as possible.

Let’s Play Hockey

Where: Lord Wandsworth College, Hook

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 7-14 year olds

Let’s Play Hockey camps provide a fun, engaging hockey experience for children. The camps focus on basic skill and game awareness development through small-sided games, skills circuits and challenges. Every camp finishes with a team tournament on the final day where teams compete against each other to be the hockey champions!

CASA Clubs

Where: The Cambridge School, Aldershot – The Ferns Primary Academy, Farnborough – Woolton Hill Junior School

When: Most school holidays  Check website for dates

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

The daily activity programme incorporates a balance of sports activities, creative fun and messy play with ‘chill out’ time, competitions, challenges and theme days. Activities include: Crossbow Challenge, Archery, Messy Play, Free Play, Water Play, Arts and Crafts, Sports, Cookery, team games, dress up Fridays, parachute games and more.

Fit For Sport

Where: Winchester Sport and Leisure Park – Hart Leisure Centre, Fleet

When: Most school holidays  Check website for dates

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

Fit For Sport’s holiday camps have been running for over 30 years and are designed to engage all children through multi-sports, games, arts and crafts and more so that they can make friends and keep active throughout the holiday.

You can read our Fit For Sport review here.

Boundary Oak School Holiday Club

Where: Boundary Oak School, Fareham

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 4-11 years

From multi-sports to arts and craft sessions, from outdoor adventures to a plethora of competitive sporting action, join Foundation Play for lots of active fun at the Boundary Oak Holiday Club.

Youth Options Bushcraft Club

Where: Youth Options Outdoor Learning Centre, Eastleigh

When: Every Friday through the holidays, 9am – 3pm

Ages: 11-15 years

This holiday club will give young people aged 11-15 the opportunity to spend the day outside learning advanced Bushcraft skills.  Activities will include shelter building, campfire cooking, foraging, woodwork, habitat exploration and much more!

Youth Options Woodland Holiday Club

Where: Itchen Valley Country Park and the Youth Options Outdoor Learning Centre, Eastleigh

When: 8.30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday

Ages: 4-11 years

This Ofsted registered forest school themed holiday club will give children the opportunity to spend the day outside exploring and enjoying the natural world and learning new skills! 

YMCA Holiday Camp

Where: Fairthorne Manor, Southampton

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 5-16 years

What could be better than giving your child the gift of magical childhood memories? A summer filled with adventures, getting mucky and trying exciting and exhilarating new activities.

Fairthorne Manor summer Daycamps offers your child the chance to unplug and enjoy quality time in the great outdoors with friends, both old and new, to connect with positive role models and gives them a break from the pressures and stress of school and everyday life.

Embley Rangers

Where: Embley School, Romsey

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 4.5 to 11.5 years

Embley Rangers offers a wonderful range of opportunities where children can challenge themselves and try something different, develop new skills and make friends, with access to outstanding facilities and the direction and support of highly experienced Embley staff every step of the way.

Personal Best Education Holiday Camps

Where: The Mountbatten School, Romsey

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 6-12 year olds

For over a decade Personal Best has been providing children in Hampshire with a fun and educational experience giving parents the peace of mind that their children are in a safe and secure environment.

Gymfinity Kids Holiday Camps

Where: Gymfinity Kids Farnborough

When: Most school holidays, 8:30am to 5:30pm

Ages: 6-14 year olds

With the help of expert sports coaches in child-friendly gyms, the Gymfinity Kids active holiday camps have been designed to inspire energetic bodies to get moving. Children will spend time on the gym floor where they can practice the skills they have learnt in their weekly class or master some brand-new skills. As well as spending time doing arts and crafts and watching a movie after lunch to give time for their food to digest!

Read our Gymfinity Kids review here

Sports Xtra Holiday Camps

Where: Basingstoke

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 2-12 years

Sports Xtra holiday camps run throughout the day so that your child can learn new skills in a safe and fun environment whilst you’re in work or catching up with the many tasks a parent has! Children can choose to take part in a variety of sports and activities from football and Multi-sports to Dance, Spy and Adventure Camp. Furthermore, your child has the chance to take part in daily challenges and win the Sports-Xtra World Cup with their team!

Planet Education Holiday Camps

Where: Places Leisure, Eastleigh – Andover Leisure Centre – Gosport Leisure Centre – Havant Leisure Centre – Sholing Junior School, Southampton – Netley Abbey Infant School, Southampton – Chalk Ridge School, Basingstoke

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 5-14 years

Planet Education active courses enable children to enjoy a wide variety of energetic holiday activities and sports in a safe and supportive environment. These range from traditional favourites like football, tennis and cricket to new additions such as dodgeball, tag-rugby, ‘capture the flag’ inflatables, go-karts and Sports Leader Courses. 

SCL Active Holiday Camps

Where: Great Binfields Primary School, Basingstoke – Greenfields Primary School, Hartley Wintney – Hatch Warren Community Centre, Basingstoke – Oakwood Infant School, Hartley Wintney – Old Basing Infant School, Basingstoke – Parsonage Farm Nursery and Infant School, Farnborough – Velmead Junior School, Fleet – Westfields Infant School, Yateley

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 4-12 years

Ofsted registered and with over 20 years’ experience, SCL Active nurture children’s imagination and build the foundation for a life of learning and discovery. As a parent or carer booking your child into an SCL Active club, you can be confident that your child will be safe, supported and encouraged to learn and explore.

Creative Kidz Holiday Playscheme

Where: Ditcham Park School, Petersfield – Hamble Primary School, Southampton – Kingscourt School, Waterlooville – Meoncross School, Fareham – Swanmore Primary School, Southampton

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 4-12 years

Globe Fit Kids

Where: Woodlands Community College, Southampton and other Hampshire locations

When: Most school holidays

Ages: Children in Reception to Year 8

Globe Fit Kids clubs are a place where your child will make friends, experience hours of fun and create memories that will last a lifetime.  Each club day is themed around the world that we live in and offers a range of fully inclusive and educational activities which are suitable for all children.

Sport Skool

Where: John Keble C of E Primary School, Winchester – The Westgate School, Winchester – Stroud Prep School, Romsey

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 5-13 years

When school’s out, SportSkool’s in – and running a holiday club near you! Throughout the week, your child could be taught a variety of top sports by qualified, DBS-checked and fully insured SportSkool coaches.

Denmead Day Care Holiday Club

Where: Ashling Pavilion, King George’s Field, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6LA

When: Hampshire school holidays, 8am to 6pm

Ages: 4-11 year olds

Activities include arts and crafts, games, outdoor play, cooking and trips out into the local area.

SCL Football Holiday Clubs

Where: Great Binfields Primary School, Basingstoke – Velmead Junior School, Fleet

When: Most school holidays

Ages: Soccer School – ages 4-12 years, Football Development Camp – ages 6-15 years.

Portsmouth High School Holiday Club

Where: Portsmouth High School, Southsea

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 3-11 years

The Portsmouth High School multi-activity programme brings together a balanced mix of IT, arts and crafts with sport, cookery, dance and outdoor activities. Each week the camps have a theme and will include a range of games, tasks, sporting, science, creative and challenge activities.

New Forest Activities Holiday Adventure Day

Where: New Forest Activities, Beaulieu

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 8-12 years

Looking for fun and adventurous school holiday activities for the kids in the great outdoors? Send them on a Holiday Adventure Day with New Forest Activities! They’ll meet new friends, learn new skills, and have fun in the New Forest National Park taking part in a variety of different activities including Archery, Ropes Courses and Bushcraft skills.

Their full day of adventure comes with peace of mind for you, knowing that they’re in the safe hands of our well-trained team. So drop the kids off for a full day of fun in the forest – they’ll be sure to create memories that’ll last a lifetime!

Active Camps

Where: Sherfield School, Hook

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 3-14 years

Active Camps are ideal for children who enjoy lots of variety. No two days are the same! The activities are tailored to the children on-site by brilliant staff with engagement and enjoyment being at the forefront of everything they do. Each day will feature a range of sports, arts and crafts, team challenges, and wide span games such as capture the flag, obstacle courses, group collages and much more!

PH Camps

Where: Kimpton, Thruxton & Fyfield Primary School, Andover

When: Most school holidays

Ages: 4-14 years

PH Camps provide a wide variety of sports and activities during school holiday periods at venues all over the southwest. All camps are Ofsted registered and parents can use childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare too. Plus, there really is an activity for everyone. Mainstream sports for the sporty, arts & crafts for the creative and extreme sports for the wild.

Barracudas Activity Camps

Where: The Westgate School, Winchester – Rookwood School, Hampshire

When: Major school holidays – Check website for dates

Ages: 4.5 – 14 year olds

The perfect solution for parents during holidays, Barracudas activity camps offer high quality care and unrivalled activities for kids with an emphasis on fun! Barracudas offers a brilliant programme with a huge range of activities that offer something for everyone.

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More ideas

If you’re happy to go a little further afield then these posts may be helpful too:

I hope that helps with holiday inspiration. I’ll be doing a roundup for each of the following school holidays too and if there’s anything I’ve missed please do get in touch and let me know. I’ll add more Easter events and activities as I come across them. I hope you have a lovely Easter!

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