Easter Holidays in Hampshire 2024

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 29th March 2024 to 12th April 2024, 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.

  • Mottisfont – 23 March 2024 – 14 April 2024
  • The Vyne – 23 March 2024 – 14 April 2024
  • Hinton Ampner – 29 March 2024 – 14 April 2024 – Read a review of Hinton Ampner here

Trails costs £3 per child.

Here’s more about National Trust Days Out in Hampshire

Winchester Science Centre – Telegraph Way, Winchester SO21 1HZ

Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt – 16th March to 15th April 2024

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.

Read about our visit to Winchester Science Centre here

Itchen Valley Country Park – Allington Ln, West End, Southampton SO30 3HQ

Easter Bunny Trail – Fri 29 Mar 2024 to Sun 14 Apr 2024

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 – 10th April 2024

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

The Big Butser Egg Roll 2024 – 29th March to 1st April 2024

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 – 29th March to 1st April 2024

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

Spring Flowers Hunt – 29th March to 14th April 2024

It’s springtime and the gardens are starting to bloom with colourful flowers. Discover more about them by spotting the spring-time flowers around the museum.

Have fun hunting for the flowers, mark them off on your spotter sheet and take home a prize. £2 per spotter sheet

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

Bun and Ted’s Spring Challenge – 29th March to 14th April 2024

Discover Bun & Ted’s Spring Challenge during the Easter holidays!

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 – 29th and 30th March 2024

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!

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

Springtime at Staunton Trail – 29th March 2024 to 14th April 2024

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 £6 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 – 29th March 2024 to 12th April 2024

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.

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

Spring Flowers Hunt – 28th March to 14th April 2024

It’s springtime and the gardens are starting to bloom with colourful flowers. Discover more about them by spotting the spring-time flowers around the museum.

Have fun hunting for the flowers, mark them off on your spotter sheet and take home a prize. £2 per spotter sheet

Read our review of Aldershot Military Museum here

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

Easter Extravaganza – 25 to 29 March 2024

Visit Shanklin Chine for for some Easter Fun. Can you find the Giant Easter Eggs? How many will you see? Look high, look low, look where you know. Follow the paths and you might see the Giant Eggs within a tree.

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:

Itchen Valley Country Park – Allington Lane, West End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3HQ

Needle Felt Bunny Workshop – 26th March 2024 – £16 per person including a hot drink

A workshop for beginners to make a felted bunny using a needle felt tool. The technique uses a repetitive stabbing motion so may not be suitable for anyone with wrist or shoulder issues.

Easter Biscuit Decorating – 3rd April 2024 – £4 per biscuit

Visit The Hide at the top of the park for some Easter themed biscuit decorating fun! Be prepared to get sticky with icing and other sweet treats!

Easter themed story and craft – 4th April 2024 – £5 per child

Children can enjoy a story and craft in The Hide. Make an Easter chick and a bunny out of wooden discs and crafts materials.

Easter themed story and craft – 9th April 2024 – £5 per child

Children can enjoy a story and craft in The Hide. Decorate a terracotta plant pot with a bunny face.

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

Felt Flower Bookmarks – 2nd to 9th April 2024 – £8 per child

In this hands-on workshop, young artists will dive into the world of artistry and nature combined. Guided by Arc tutors, children will craft their very own bookmarks, decorated using a range of colourful felts and inspired by beautiful flowers, igniting their curiosity about the world around them.

Make Your Own Pom Pom Bird – 3rd to 10th April 2024 – £10 per child

Using wool, felt and beads, you will follow along as we create fluffy pom-poms. Before turning them into adorable baby birds that you can take home – perfect for Easter!

Make a Ceramic Clay Pot – 4th to 11th April 2024 – £22 per child

Get inspired by the artist Grayson Perry and his whimsical ceramic creations! The friendly Arc instructors will guide you through the step-by-step process of molding and shaping your clay pot. This workshop is all about self-expression- add your personal touch by choosing patterns and textures that reflect your personality. 

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

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

The Brick People bring LEGO back to the Museum – 3rd and 4th April 2024

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.

Meccano at the Museum – 10th April 2024

Join The Brickworks Museum for an interactive day of Meccano! Invented in 1898 (just one year after the factory was founded) Meccano is an interactive building tool that can be used in an incredible number of exciting ways. See what our Meccano Fun-gineers have created and have a go at creating your own Meccano models on the interactive play table.

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

Easter Craft for Families – Weekdays from 11th 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.

Days Out with Easter Activities in Hampshire

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

Hoppy Easter – Throughout Easter 2024

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, 16th March to 15th April 2024

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 – 29th March 2024 to 14th April 2024

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

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

Easter at the Farm – 29th March to 14th April 2024

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

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

Finkley Easter Eggstravaganza – 29th March 2024 to 14th April 2024

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 Holidays Fun – 29th March to 14th April 2024

Become a time-traveller this Easter! Have a go at ancient crafts, watch live demonstrations and reenactments, follow a free children’s trail, and more. With tons happening every day, enjoy an incredible day out for all ages at Butser.

Easter with the Anglo Saxons – 29th to 31st March 2024

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 and a more recent Butser Ancient Farm review here

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

Easter at Exbury – 29th March to 1st April 2024

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 – 23rd March – 14th April 2024

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 23rd March – 14th April 2024

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.

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

Easter Fun – 23rd March 2024 to 14th April 2024

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

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – 11th to 16th April 2023

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

  • The SpongeBob Musical – 5th to 8th April 2023
  • Titanic The Musical – 11th to 15th April 2023

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

  • Rude Science – 3rd April 2024
  • Easter Panto: Beauty and the Beast – 9th April 2024
  • Andy & the Odd Socks – 12th April 2024
  • The Amazing Bubble Man – 13th April 2024

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 – Mighty 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.

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: Various locations

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.

You can read a review of Barracudas here

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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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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