What’s On: May

Make the most of your stay with us with these great events in Southampton!



Get fit for FREE!

Why not try out some of these free fitness activities this week to help get you in shape?

Fitness Discovery Day

 27 April / Chamberlayne Leisure Centre / From 9.30am / Pre-booking recommended / FREE


Come along and try out some of the new classes at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre. Click here for more information.


Tennis Sessions



27 and 28 April / South Hants Lawn Tennis Club / FREE


Have a go at tennis during the club’s opening weekend on grass courts. Click here for more information.


Parkrun Southampton



27 April / Southampton Common / 9am / FREE


Join 400 other runners on Southampton Common this weekend on a timed 5km run (at your own pace!). Click here for more information,

Spring flowers


Mayfield Nurseries’ Spring Event

27 April / Mayfield Nursery / 10am – 4pm / Free entry

Visit the picturesque old walled garden in Mayfield Park and join in the spring celebrations this weekend. A range of plants, vegetables, herbs, perennials and shrubs will be on sale, accompanied by a mixture of stalls, refreshments and music entertainment. Radio Solent’s Richard Cartridge will officially launch Mayfield’s new website, café area, polytunnels and the new log cabin. Click here for more information

Coming up at our venues…

Customise and Embellish Your Shoes Workshop

11 May / Tudor House and Garden / £25, £22 conc. / 11am – 3pm

Join experienced designer Sam Pierpoint at this workshop to create your own ‘designer’ shoes. Please bring along light coloured shoes – leather, plastic or fabric. Click here for more information.

Children exploring


Tiny Treasures: Under 5s

13 May / Tudor House and Garden / 10.30 – 11.30am / £4.50 (Venue entrance charges do not apply, entry for duration of activity only)

Do your little ones love exploring? Bring them along to this workshop to discover the hidden treasures at this unique museum. Click here for more information.

Night at the Museum

18 May / Tudor House and Garden / 6 – 8pm / FREE entry / £2 per tour (small charges for additional activities)

Ever wondered what happens in a museum after hours? Discover the hidden secrets and histories of the house on our attic and cellar tours. Explore the night-life in the garden and create something memorable to take home at a family workshop. Click here for more information.

Natural Inspirations

28 May / City Art Gallery Education Room / 10.30am – 3.30pm / £17 / Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds

Inspired by the Land Art exhibition at the gallery, enjoy a day of investigating and experimenting with natural materials, seasons, colours and patterns. Join artist Owain Hughes and create your own ephemeral artwork, captured on camera for eternity. Click here for more information.


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