Hotels in Southampton Near to Family Activities  

by Pool Builders on 11-27-2012 in Articles

Hotels in Southampton and Visiting Country Parks

There are plenty of hotels in Southampton that cater for families of all ages. Southampton is one of the most exciting and interesting cities in Southern England which makes it an ideal destination for a family holiday. Southampton is renowned to be one of the greenest cities in South England and if you're looking to visit Southampton with the family there are a number of pleasant country parks which offer a range of activities all year round. The Royal Victoria Country Park, in Netley, close to the shores of Southampton Water contains 200 acres of vast woodland and parkland and also includes a small shingle beach for those hot summer days. Another popular country park to visit whilst staying in hotels in Southampton is the Common. Although it may not have a beach, it is larger than the Royal Victoria with 326 acres of woodland and parkland which includes nature trails, a children's paddling pool and play area and a fishing lake. For adults that are interested, the Common has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest offering a beautiful range of plants and wildlife.

Top Attractions

There is a wealth of visitor attractions whilst staying in hotels in Southampton. Close to the city centre is the internationally renowned, City Art Gallery. The gallery has over 3,500 works of art covering six centuries of European culture. For a family stay in Southampton this is a great opportunity to find your artistic side and this gallery allows families of all ages to explore exhibitions through gallery trails and attend fun workshops together. Another brilliant attraction in Southampton is the Solent Sky Hall of Aviation which is fairly cheap and open all year round. The museum displays many famous planes including the Spitfire (Britain's most famous fighter plane) and the Supermarine S.6 seaplane which will provide you with a memory for years to come. These are just a couple of the top attractions you can see whilst staying in hotels in Southampton.

Sports in Southampton

Like other English cities, the city has a wide range of sporting facilities and attractions close to hotels in Southampton. If you're visiting Southampton over the weekend, and really want to experience the city's culture and people, going to see the newly appointed Premier League contenders, Southampton Football Club in action would be a great way of doing so. St Marys Stadium has a capacity of 32,000 and is sure to be a very popular venue for 2012-2013 season. If you're not fortunate book your stay in Southampton when the Saints are playing, the city has a number of leisure centres and swimming facilities close by. The Quays Swimming and Diving Complex offers a number of children activities and swimming pools to cater for families of all ages. Hotels in Southampton are never far from a sporting opportunity.

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