One of the UK's major ports and cities, Southampton provides endless opportunities for family days out.
Sat where the Solent tips out into the English Channel, Southampton boasts centuries of seafaring history, and the SeaCity Museum recounts much of this, with an exhibition on the ill-fated RMS Titanic and telling the stories of some of the people who have arrived on these shores via the city.
Southampton isn't just about the seas, as the Solent Sky Museum explores the city's aviation history.
There's also the two Curious About Southampton walks, which will not only keep you and the family fit but also takes you via the city walls and parks.
Southampton is also a sporting city, with a top-flight football club and a Test cricket venue, but if American sports are more your thing, pop along to 1st Base, the UK's first baseball simulator.
Boulder Shack Climbing Gym provides instructor-led climbing sessions and independent or structured bouldering, while Go Ape and Oxygen Freejumping have deals on offer.
Over at Jungle Jeans, youngsters can take on the play frame jungle while the adults relax in the Tree Top CafÃ©, and there's also a miniature indoor sports arena.