Southampton Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Southampton? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Southampton with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Southampton and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Southampton, featuring the best of things to do in Southampton – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Southampton fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

Loading Events

« All Events

anna hales

27 May @ 10:00 am - 31 May @ 5:30 pm

Some activities incur small additional costs to entry price

Did you know there are 13 species of otter? At our special half term Otter Trail you can find out interesting facts about all 13, plus you can see 4 of the species right here in the wildlife park! Complete the trail for a special prize.

Find the golden paw print within the park and you could be in with a chance of winning an otter adoption and family tickets.

This half term at New Forest Wildlife Park you can also test out your creative side at the Craft Weekends. On select dates, the park will host workshops for making otter badges and pebble painting. Otters just love playing with pebbles!

Your little animal can take a walk on the wild side as they transform into their favourite animal from around the park with wildlife Face Painting! Taking place at selected dates and times during the week.

And as we are supporting World Otter day there will be a collection for the otter charities Himalayan Otter Network and Giant Otter Project within the park.

Also don’t forget those friendly Keeper Talks where you can find out even more facts about amazing otters!


Otter Trail
Learn about the 13 species of otter. Small prize for completed trails.
When: 25th May – 2nd June, all day
Cost: £1.50

Paw Print Hunt
Find the golden paw print in the park for the chance to win an otter adoption or family tickets.
When: 25th May – 2nd June, all day
Cost: Free – Winners randomly drawn at the end of the holidays

Craft Weekends
Join us for fun crafts including making otter badges & pebble painting.
When: 25th – 27th May and 1st – 2nd June, 11am – 3pm
Cost: £2.50

Beanies face paints will transform visitors into their favourite animal from the park. Will you be an otter, owl, wolf, lynx, wallaby, ferret, mouse, bison, deer or wildcat?
When: 26th, 28th & 30th May and 2nd June, from 10am (finish time will vary on day)
Cost: £4.00

Don’t forget to check out our daily Keeper Talks for feeding time talks. Our keepers are always happy to chat and share their knowledge about our fascinating residents.


27 May @ 10:00 am
31 May @ 5:30 pm
Some activities incur small additional costs to entry price


new forest wildlife park
new forest wildlife park
Southampton, SO40 4UH Southampton
+ Google Map

Submit your Event

If you have an event, that you would like to be featured on our Events Calendar, please visit our Submit your Event form.