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City break in Southampton. Active leisure ideas for Southampton - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Historic Southampton Southampton is a paradise for fans of outdoor activities and entertainment, as the choice of leisure facilities at the resort is enormous. Beautiful beaches perfect for relaxing, hanging out and for sports entertainment appeal to vacationers. Holiday-makers have access to all possible kinds of water sports, from traditional water skis and scooters to exotic flight with a water parachute. Fans of fishing can rent a boat and go to the best fishing places. Fans of excursions are offered to make a fascinating sea tour and whale watching.
Southampton is not just a port city in southern England. This is the so-called pearl, which has played an important role in the history of the whole Great Britain. This place has always … Open
Choice of ground entertainment is also very wide; the local dolphinarium is recommended for family vacations. It is well equipped and offers visitors an interesting entertainment program. There is also great riding school, as well as several first-class golf centers on the resort. Among the latter ones Port Royal and Fairmont Southampton point out.
Travelers who won’t be enough with beach activities are sure to visit the Splish-Splash water park. Here you can find appropriate entertainment not only for children of all ages, but for adults; you can comfortably relax all day long in this water park. Local zoo - Long Island Games Farm - invites visitors to stroll through the beautiful natural surroundings and meet its friendliest animals. Copyright
Fans of Caribbean cuisine will certainly enjoy vacationing in Southampton. Traditional restaurants are common here. One of the most frequented dining places is continental cuisine restaurant … Open
For those who can’t complete rest without shopping trips the opportunity to visit different shopping pavilions will be a special delight. The Tanger Outlet is considered to be the biggest shopping center, where you can buy everything. The shopping complex has clothing stores of different price ranges, excellent perfume shops and jewelry stores. Local night clubs are very popular among vacationers, they are visited by people of all ages.
The Arundel Tower - Southampton In the Dublin Over club you can drink great Irish beer and watch performances of rock bands; fans of quiet and relaxing stay will enjoy spending time in the Beach Club. The main feature of Surf Beach Club is an abundance of exotic cocktails. One of the most stylish clubs in the resort is CPI.
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The British city of Southampton will delight lovers of outdoor recreation. Specially reserved for these recreations are the great, Boundary Lakes Golf Course and Southampton City Golf Course – which will definitely be liked by those who miss the favorite game of aristocrats. You can have a great time in the rope town Go Ape Southampton, where fascinating attractions are available to visitors. It is not necessary to be an experienced player in order to climb the cable car with obstacles – beginners will also be able to try this leisure and learn it. Horseback excursions are very popular and they can be ordered at the Quob Stables Equestrian Center and the Gleneagles Equestrian Center.
Hollybrook Cemetery Chapel The paintball clubs “Ambush Paintball” and “Delta Force Paintball” are great places to stop by along with your friends or family if you wish to spend time in nature as actively as possible. Wonderful impressions await those who decide to go to the sports complex Woodmill Outdoor Activities Center, where visitors can shoot a bow, swim in a canoe, try zipline, climb through obstacles and of course, have a great time. The Outdoor Sports Center is a nice place to great outdoor entertainment (especially with the whole family): you can find here slides, go roller-skating, as well as play football and tennis. In winter, the sports complex has all the necessary equipment for active leisure: skiing and snowboarding are available too.
Much of city’s historical buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, however, excursion program offered by Southampton is very interesting. The main historical monument of … Open
Southampton has many beautiful parks, with Southampton Common being considered one of the best. On its territory framed with lush vegetation, there is a mini-reserve with a wonderful cafe Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Center (you can see the birds here), playgrounds for the young visitors to the green zone, as well as picturesque lakes around which locals like to organize picnics. And you can follow their example – especially since such an amusement will bring only pleasant impressions. The waterside park Mayflower is known for its magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, on which cruise ships operate. It was from here more than a hundred years ago that people admired the “Titanic”, which was moored from the port of Southampton, just as they also waved goodbye to their loved ones, who were going on a long voyage.
Riverside Park is also a great place for good leisure (picnic, walking or cycling, admiring the beautiful lakes, family fun). The mini-zoo New Forest Wildlife Park and the Longdown Activity Farm located in the middle of picturesque open spaces are also worth a visit. The inhabitants of the zoo include wolves, lynx, deer, mice, and wild boars. Being here will be appreciated not only by tourists but also by the little animals themselves, which gives them a happy look. On the Longdown Activity Farm, guests have presented to them pets such as geese, horses and ponies, ducks, and donkeys. Other farms with a wonderful pastoral atmosphere and offering the ability to feed and mingle with pets that should be noted include Oasis Down to Earth Farm, as well as Manor Farm and Sunnydale Farm.
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In the pier of Ocean Village you should definitely book a cruise excursion and enjoy the incredible serenity, sailing over the water surface and admiring the gorgeous views. Among other water activities that are popular in the British city, it is worth noting diving, fishing, as well as riding on high-speed motorboats. Endulge Therapy is considered the most popular spa in the British city. Its local massage deserves all the praise it can get. For those who are not satisfied with one spa complex, it is worth pointing out another beautiful center – YOU Massage Therapy.
Netley Abbey, near Southampton Culinary studios are also of interest. Here you can sign up to learn how to cook in the Hampshire style. The most popular studio of this kind is the Hampshire Wine School, where tourists will receive advice on how to make and choose the right wine, while sweet tooth will be interested in the workshops of Fredericks Chocolates and Creative Creations Cake School. Another interesting place in Southampton is My Pottery Studio. This is a place where visitors will be able to spend their leisure time in a family-friendly atmosphere, learning the art of pottery. The Grosvenor Casino enjoys the greatest popularity among gamblers. Some local entertainment you can enjoy here includes poker, roulette, as well as guess games. The local bar with an excellent selection of drinks and snacks also deserves to be mentioned. Bingo lovers should not fail to stop by another casino Gala Bingo Antelope Park.
Southampton is not just a port city in southern England. This is the so-called pearl, which has played an important role in the history of the whole Great Britain. This place has always … Open
In Southampton, you can find a lot of interesting entertainment centers, which are excellent places for active pastime. These are, for example, the climbing walls Boulder Shack Climbing Gym and Jungle Jeans, as well as the Hollywood Bowl center, where those who want to engage in bowling go. Great leisure is offered by the entertainment center Oxygen Freejumping, where tourists go to feel like children again, jumping on trampolines and enjoying life. Kids of course, also enjoy this kind of leisure. A lot of game and sports grounds can be found in the indoor play area Inflatazone. Another great place in the British city is “Southampton (Old) Bowling Green”, where you can play bowling, not indoors, but outdoors.
Remains of the Royal Pier in Southampton Escape quest is one of the most popular activities in Southampton. Among the centers that offer this kind of leisure, it is worth highlighting the best. These are Houdini’s Escape Room Experience and Exciting Escapes. The former center offers several options for themed rooms for visitors to choose from: for example, they can escape from the “Alcatraz” prison, the “Titanic”, or from a desert island with primeval nature. The latter club (Exciting Escapes) has in its arsenal several themed rooms, among which the most popular ones are rooms decorated in the gangster and detective style. It is advised to come to centers of this kind as part of a team (in the company of friends or family members).
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For those who want to see amazing theatrical productions, it will be worthwhile to mention such theaters in the British city as Nuffield Southampton Theaters and Mayflower Theater. The Talking Heads concert hall is often used by world-class musicians for their concerts, so the program of events is definitely worth keeping track of. Great musical performances are also held in concert halls like The Joiners and O2 Guildhall, as well as in The Brook. The most popular cinema in the city is Showcase Cinema de Lux, while the most interesting comedy club is Jongleurs.
Thematic bars, the “highlight” of which is not only the fact they are decorated in a certain style but also the corresponding names in the menu, are very popular in the city. The pub The Hobbit is known all over the world. Nevertheless, the bars of The Titanic Public House and Board in the City are equally popular. Other pubs and bars with an amazingly relaxed atmosphere include Bring & Mix, The Butcher’s Hook, The Wellington Arms, and The Drummond Arms. There is also a place for those who wish to dance, talking about the night club Mango No.5. At night, you can spend your leisure time in the beautiful karaoke bar “Pre-Bar”. For those who like to spend time outdoors rather than in stuffy rooms (and even at night), it is useful to mention the beautiful bar with a great atmosphere called Parson’s Collar.
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Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Southampton

Where: 31 Town Quay, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8033 5054;
The Square
Where: 127 Above Bar St., Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8022 0926;
The Giddy Bridge
Where: 10-16 London Rd., Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8033 6346;
The London
Where: 2 Terminus Terrace, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8071 0652;
Where: 3-4 Vernon Walk, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8023 3323;
The Academy
Where: Unit 17, Lower Banister St., Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8033 4280;
Where: 94-96 St. Mary’s Road, Southampton SO14 0AH, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8022 0183;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Southampton
♥   Regional Park 'Cherbourg' , 141.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Southampton
♥   Amusement park 'Paultons Park' , 12.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Clarence Pier' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Robin Hill' , 26.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Funland' , 31.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Wonderland' , 34.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Southampton
♥   Water park 'Splashdown' Poole, Dorset, 42.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Southampton
♥   Restaurant 'The Terrace' Beaulieu. Type - Modern British. 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Restaurant TerraVina' Netley Marsh. Type - Modern cuisine. 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hartnett Holder & Co' Lyndhurst. Type - Italian. 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Three Tuns' Romsey. Type - Traditional British. 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'East End Arms' East End. Type - Traditional British. 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Southampton - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Southampton - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Southampton?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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