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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.
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.
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:
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.