Seaside in the Square – with Go! Southampton

Just in time to be back from my lovely sunny holiday, this week I was invited along to a sneak preview of Go! Southampton’s Seaside in the Square AND try a cocktail masterclass organised by Orange Rooms who also have a pop up bar in the square!

Although it’s been organised by Go! Southampton the seaside has had input from loads of local businesses to offer a unique way to spend summer, right in the heart of Southampton.

They have thought of e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g! They’ve imported a massive 70 tonnes of sand and built a 480msq beach, set up giant deckchairs, a stage for live music, an area to play sports in, an outdoor seaside cinema and loads more. You can get involved in beach volleyball, football, beach yoga, have a few summery cocktails at the Orange Rooms bar, visit the beach huts, enter sandcastle competitions, take part in kid’s craft workshops, the list goes on. If you pop along to Guildhall Square you can pick up a timetable of events which lists all the activities, dates and times.

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All in all there are around 100 free activities and events taking place including live music Friday evenings; perfect for an after work drink with pals.

I’ve particularly got my eye on the outdoor cinema events – also free (but you do need to book in advance). The idea of sitting at the ‘seaside’, nestled in a deck chair (or one of those lush Aperol Spritz beanbags) watching a film and snacking on popcorn is dreamy – I really cant wait to go back with friends and explore everything available.

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The seaside will be in central Southampton until 22 August 2018 and I can’t wait to go and check out more of the events they have. Does anyone else have plans to go and check it out? Let me know if you do and what activities you go for!

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