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Where should we stay in Southampton?

The historic destination of Southampton is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your children. The entertainment, excursions and museums are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Southampton (SOU), which is the closest airport, or Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is located 20.5 mi (33.1 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Southampton, you might want to consider one of the 41 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Holidaying families have good things to say about these places to stay:

Jurys Inn Southampton: Offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 4-star hotel.

Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel – Features an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. This hotel is rated 3 stars.

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7 – Features a restaurant, free parking and free breakfast. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Bartley Lodge Hotel – Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the comfy beds and helpful staff at this 3-star hotel.

When should we visit Southampton?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to plan when to pack up the children and head to Southampton.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 4°F
  • Driest months: April, May, October and March, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July and May, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Southampton?

Southampton Maritime Museum and Tudor House and Garden are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Southampton. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Winchester Cathedral and Great Hall.

Southampton is also known for its:
  • Excursions
  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Theatre
  • Entertainment
  • University life
  • Parks

Getting around Southampton

If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station or Southampton Millbrook Station. Southampton may not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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Frequently asked questions

What's Southampton like for family-friendly holidays?
The historic destination of Southampton is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children. The entertainment, excursions and museums are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Southampton (SOU), which is the closest airport, or Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is located 20.5 mi (33.1 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for families in Southampton?
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7 is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other options for your family trip include Novotel Southampton and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton.
What's the seasonal weather like in Southampton?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 17°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 6°C. Average annual rainfall for Southampton is 786 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Southampton?
Southampton Cruise Terminal and WestQuay Shopping Centre are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Southampton. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as Ocean Village Marina, Mayflower Theatre and St. Mary’s Stadium.
What's the best way for us to get around Southampton?
If you’d like to explore more of the area, hop on a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station or Southampton Millbrook Station. Southampton may not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider renting a car to explore more.