Things to do with the family this Christmas

Looking for some magical inspiration for the kids this Christmas?

Santa on his sleigh outside snowy Tudor House

Here’s some of our top fun festive things to do in Southampton, to add a little sparkle and create those lasting Christmas memories for all the family.

Enjoy some festive magic at Tudor House and Garden with a visit to Father Christmas, some fun family Christmas crafts, or a special afternoon tea in the café overlooking the beautiful Tudor Knot Garden. Book Father Christmas and craft activities over the weekend of 10 December and the weekend of the 17 December. Festive afternoon teas will be all through that week. Find out more information on the Tudor House website

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All day fun - If you’re working and need some all-day activities for the kids, SeaCity Museum are running Christmas Culture Club days, Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 December, drop off at 8.45am. Ideal for kids aged 6 to 12 years who love being creative and learning through fun activities. Book them at WeGotTickets

Kids can make their own elf on a shelf ready to create mischief around your home this December. This fun messy workshop is on Saturday 26 November over at Southampton City Art Gallery. Book a session here

There are plenty of fun family activities in the run up to Christmas at Southampton’s museums and art gallery. From creating your very own stunning eco Christmas decorations, to making your own personalised gift wrapping with tags, or making Christmas gonks to decorate your house with. There’s plenty of creative sessions to be enjoyed by adults and children together. Find all cultural services activities here

Don’t forget if you’re booking children and family activities at SeaCity Museum, Tudor House & Garden and the City Art Gallery this festive season, you can collect stamps on your Culture Club loyalty card. Collect six stamps and get a seventh free activity. Find out more about our Culture Club.

Southampton Christmas Market is back on! Visitors to Southampton’s city centre can once again look forward to all the merriment that its Christmas market brings. From 17 November, enjoy a variety of Christmas traders, festive bars with live music, visits from Santa plus many delicious food choices. Find out more about the Christmas Market