Events and activities for home educators

What’s on in the city

For a comprehensive list of events and activities, Visit Southampton has up to date information on events in the city and surrounding areas.

SeaCity Museum, Southampton City Art Gallery and Tudor House and Garden offer a reduced, pre-booked entrance rate for home educators. Besides holiday activities, they also offer term-time workshops and tours for home education groups. For information on costs or to book your visit, please contact:


Local home education groups

One of the many benefits of joining a home education group is that experienced home educators are very knowledgeable about learning opportunities locally, particularly if they are free to access. Contact details for groups can be found on the Support for Home Education page.

Flying Start

This website has been designed as an impartial resource to support young people’s transition to post-16 education and training. There are a range of careers education resources and information designed to help young people who are:

  • In Year 10s and 11s (14-16 year olds) and considering their next educational steps
  • Struggling with their mental health
  • Looking for self-directed study skills support

What Is Flying Start? - Southern Universities Network

The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust work with young people from aged 11, helping them to work towards their personal goals through Explore, a free and fun personal development programme to equip young people with the tools they need to move forward.

Whilst the Southampton office is no longer open at this time, the service is still available and offering virtual courses. You can get in touch in one of two ways:

National Citizen Service (NCS)

NCS exists to engage, unite and empower young people, building confidence so they can achieve their dreams, no matter where they are from or what their background is.

Designed especially for 16 and 17 year olds (although you can go on the programme as a 15-year-old as long as you turn 16 on or by 31 August of the year you apply for), the NCS experience gives young people a clearer idea of what they want from their future, turning all those ‘No You Cant’s’ into ‘No We Can’.

Find out more and sign up today at the NCS site.