Family Christmas Walking Trail

Trail extended!

We're really pleased to announce that we've decided to extend our Christmas Trail and it will now run 27th - 31st December.

From 27th - 31st December the trail will be open from 10am - 4pm. We are expecting all the clue hosts to either be open or to have their clue clearly displayed in their window for you.

Prize collection will take place as normal at Stakks (North Pole Trail) and Robins Nest @ 129 (South Pole Trail). Whilst we do have prizes left, once they're gone they're gone. Although the trail will still potentially remain up even once all the prizes have been collected.

If your child didn't receive one of the 7,000 maps we delivered to schools, you can collect one from:

  • MAST Mayflower Studios (please note: they do not open until 3pm on 27th & 28th December)
  • Next Home on West Quay Retail Park
  • The Marlands information point

You can also download and print one at home or download it to your phone (it's ready to fill in).You can download yours further down this page 🎄

Please ensure that you follow the current Covid-19 guidelines as issued by the Government, which includes wearing a face covering in most indoor spaces. For more information please click here.

We hope you enjoy our free family trail this week!

Explore Southampton with our Free Family Walking Trail

Explore Southampton with our free Christmas walking trail, which is back bigger and better than ever!

Follow the trail through the North Pole, South Pole or both, on an adventure around the twinkling city centre. Look out for penguins and polar bears on your way, they will show you the clues. Find all the clues and unscramble the festive phrases to claim your free prizes*.

The trail is designed with families in mind and it should take around 45 minutes to complete each trail or 1.5 hours if you do both together. You could do the North Pole Trail one weekend and come back to complete the South Pole Trail.

There is an additional prize draw to win a £50 Westquay voucher. To enter participants will need to complete the trail feedback form with their answers and complete their contact details to enter. You can view the full terms and conditions of the prize draw here.

Where to get your map

If your child didn't receive a map from school you can collect one from:

📍 MAST Mayflower Studios - the starting point for the North Pole Trail

📍 Next Home - the starting point for the South Pole Trail

📍 The Marlands information point


DOWNLOAD YOUR MAP HERE: Southamptons Free Family Christmas Trail Digital Map

*There is one prize for completing the North Pole trail and one for completing the South Pole trail. The prizes this year are not food and therefore suitable for those with dietary requirements.



COVID-19 guidance: When going into a business please wear a face covering, unless exempt. You do not need to wear a face-covering in hospitality businesses but you will need to wear one when moving around shopping centres (i.e The Marlands). 

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