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Festive Family Event 2022

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A free Family event for you and your children on Highfield Campus.

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Join us for a magical festive afternoon for you and your children on Highfield Campus.

This year we are holding a new style event, so if you have attended previous Festive Family Events, be prepared for a different experience! There will be lots of surprises on the day, and we can share now that the afternoon will include Storytime with Santa, crafts to enjoy, face painters, photo opportunities and a soft play area.

New for this year, neurodiverse families and those with additional needs are able to book a shorter and more relaxed visit with Santa at the beginning of the event (limited tickets). We will also have a Relaxed Room available for your use, with quieter activities and crafts.

Please register all members of your party, ensuring to include all ages of the children attending. For example, if you are registering yourself and two children, please select three tickets from the drop down box.

Registered guests are able to enjoy a complimentary hot or cold drink (from a selection available), and the Arlott Bar will also be open for purchases of drinks and snacks.

This event is for the families of staff, students, alumni and supporters of the University of Southampton.

Please note:

  • Storytime with Santa is a ticketed experience; numbers will be limited so make sure that you book your family a time slot whilst registering. If time slots run out, there will still be plenty for your children to see and do.
  • If you do not want to visit Santa please select “Festive Family Event without Storytime with Santa” option.
  • You can enjoy the other activities taking place between16:00-18:00 around your Santa visit.
  • The complimentary drink is limited to one per person.
  • You may be asked to show your University ID if you are a current member of staff. Anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult whilst on campus.
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Location and contact

Highfield Campus

University Road
SO17 1BJ