At the UK’s first Interactive batting cage & Sports Bar in Southampton!

Welcome to 1st Base – The UK’s first Baseball Entertainment Centre & Bar

1st Base brings you an immersive experience like no other. Suiting ages 10+, all abilities and group sizes of 2 – 40 people, our Southampton-based baseball batting cage is ready for you to step up to the plate!

Our fully-stocked bar and extensive menu of cocktails and shooters deals makes 1st Base the ideal venue for your next squad night out, stag or hen party, works do, pre-drinks or date night. 

The only indoor batting cage experience in the South!

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Planning a function? Look no further than 1st Base

At 1st Base we cater for groups of all kinds, from stag dos, hen parties, corporate events, kids birthdays and more! We can accommodate groups of up to 40 and you can book your event entirely online, so no waiting around for a response. 

So if you’re looking for a function venue in Southampton with a difference, get in touch today! You won’t be disappointed.


Suitable for all groups

Corporate groups welcome

Availability in February

What to expect at 1st Base Southampton

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The Activity

You have one job. Step into the cage and smash that ball as hard as you can!

The ball is thrown towards you from our pitching machine and you simply have to hit the ball as best you can! Our system does the rest…

Suitable for ages 10+

No Protective Equipment Required

Easy to learn and enjoy!

The Technology 

The same technology used by professional MLB players…although we don’t take it as seriously!

The smart technology tracks the trajectory of the ball after it leaves the bat. It measures velocity, launch angle and a whole host of other metrics.

Your hit is then shown on the big-screens so you can see where the ball would have gone in a real baseball stadium!

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The Venue

There’s so much to do at 1st Base, so even when you’re not in the batting cage, you’ll never be bored! Try out our shuffleboard table, basketball game, foosball, ping-pong, have a bite to eat, or try one of our amazing cocktails!

Hot food and snacks available

Come in for a drink...or three!

Plenty of different sports games

Balls Per Hour

Our pitching machine works tirelessly to deliver you perfectly pitched balls every time so you can make the most of your batting session!

Recorded metrics

For the data lovers: exit velocity, launch angle, distance travelled, pitch speed – just a few of the statistics we record for each and every hit!

Game Modes

Quality Hit Game, Homerun Derby, 2 Inning Mini Game, Batting Practice, Pitching Practice – we’ve got a game for every group!

Amazing Experience

Come along and see what the fuss is all about!

It’s the perfect activity in Southampton for groups of up to 35!

Simple Pricing

Customer testimonials

As taken from Trip Advisor & Google

Great place. Great fun. Batting cage was fun. Shuffle board is an excellent game to play while waiting. With the added basketball game to keep those waiting to bat occupied. Drinks were fair price and decent. Hotdogs and chips were lovely. Will definitely return, had a great time thank you.
Ricky Thorne (Google Reviews) - Dec 2023

Little gem in the middle of East Street Southampton. My husband and I started our date night here with a few beers and 100 balls each within the hour.
Nice to do something different – it’s a great little set up and the staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended for people that like a bit of action – it’s very therapeutic smashing a few balls 👍🏻

Wendy Payne (Google Reviews) - Nov 2023

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