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Things To Do & Days Out near Portsmouth
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Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre Classes for toddlers through to 50+ with open coaching sessions, private coaching lessons, Junior classes and a Tennis Academy.
Portsmouth City Museum (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth City Museum Explore different aspects of Portsmouth’s rich and varied history in this informative and well laid out free museum. A good introduction to the city in a cool fairytale like building!
Bowlplex Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Bowlplex Portsmouth Choose from simple tenpin with ramps and bumpers with the smalls, or going disco with the tweens in the Glow Bowling UV nights! Plus Grill diner and arcade with more close by.
Laser Quest Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Laser Quest Portsmouth Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 8 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game. Birthday party packages available.
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays (< 1 mile)
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays Family boat hire with a difference, for all ages! Drive a miniature ship in our sheltered boating pool. Our fleet of ships include ferries, a Royal Navy destroyer and a fire boat. The ships are electric powered, easy to drive and seat up to four. No previous experience required.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family! Offering a unique experience which spans 800 years of British Naval history and situated within a working Naval Base, the Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future
Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (< 1 mile)
Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Take your family in an electric powered ship, on the pond in the Dockyard. It’s a sister venue to the Miniport at Gunwharf Quays. No entry ticket to the dockyard is required. This is the best boat hire experience you’ll ever have! No previous experience required.
Curious About Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Curious About Portsmouth Get out with the family, and discover Portsmouth with two self guided themed treasure hunt style walks. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this famous maritime port. Buy a booklet, or download instantly, then explore in your own time.
Spinnaker Tower (< 1 mile)
Spinnaker Tower A 170 metre tall visitor attraction overlooking historical Portsmouth harbour and the Solent. Of the 2 viewing decks the first is a glass floored number so kids feel they're floating, the second houses the cafe and the third is open air.
Local Haunts Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Local Haunts Portsmouth Whether you are a visitor, or a local of this city, discover the stories, history, and secrets, from a friendly tour guide as you travel on Alf, a restored London Routemaster Bus!
Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns (< 1 mile)
Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns Multi level adventure play for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, attached to family restaurant. All the usual features, best suited to under 6s.
Clarence Pier (1 miles)
Clarence Pier A great day out with all weather options! Fairground rides for 2 to 10s, cool Skytrail aerial assault course 10m up, a multi level indoor play facility with a 100ft pirate play ship and a huge arcade just begging for your pocket money! Loads of fun!
Pirate Petes Indoor Play (1 miles)
Pirate Petes Indoor Play Pirate themed indoor adventure climbing maze, with toddler zone, pirate ship and bouncy castles; outdoor fairground rides (mainly for the smalls); plus High Ropes Sky Trail course! Loads!
Southsea Skatepark (1 miles)
Southsea Skatepark Arguably the oldest skatepark in the World, this beginner friendly facility also boasts big bowl, ledges, banks, rails, ramps and mini ramps. Pad up!
Blue Reef Aquarium (1 miles)
Blue Reef Aquarium This award winning facility brings the magic of the undersea world alive! Come face to face with tropical sharks, rays, otters, seahorses and hundreds of other aquatic creatures. Highlights include underwater tunnel, open top ray display, Amazing Amphibians and Riveting Reptiles exhibitions.
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (1 miles)
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery was established in 1984 to tell the story of Operation Overlord from its origins in the dark days of 1940 to victory in Normandy in 1944 with evocative multi media and sensory exhibits.
The Pyramids Centre (1 miles)
The Pyramids Centre Situated on Southsea beach, the Pyramids features three fun pools, water slides and wave pool, plus large soft play area with mazes, climbing nets and ball pits. There is also two Terrace Cafes serving freshly prepared hot and cold food.
Portsmouth Natural History Museum (2 miles)
Portsmouth Natural History Museum The museum tells the story of the wild things of the riverbank, marshes, woods and urban areas of Portsmouth. Many live exhibits including butterfly house.
Southsea Castle (2 miles)
Southsea Castle A magnificent castle, designed by Henry VIII to protect Portsmouth. Fascinating facts to discover, a range of cannons to see, and an underground tunnel around the moat to explore! Free to visit.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum (2 miles)
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Dive into history and go onboard our submarines with a submariner to hear his stories about living beneath the waves. Peer into the only surviving WW2 midget submarine, climb inside the Royal Navy’s first submarine Holland 1 and relax in our harbour side coffee shop.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower (2 miles)
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, is a hands on, interactive Museum set in the historic setting of a former gunpowder and munitions depot at Priddy's Hard, on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour.
Royal Marines Museum (2 miles)
Royal Marines Museum A museum exploring the history of the Royal Marines since their creation in 1664 to present day. Family events held during school holidays. Free entry for kids under 5 years of age.
Playzone (3 miles)
Playzone Multi storey main frame with loads of features plus under 4s toddler zone with smaller versions of the big fun and a high tech laser zone for over 9s. Cool!
Little Woodham Living History Village (4 miles)
Little Woodham Living History Village Journey into the past in this 17th century village experience: a delightful chance for kids to really experience history and meet quirky costumed characters who'll show you their craftsmanship skills! Loads of fun and educational too.
Get Crafty with Mismatch (4 miles)
Get Crafty with Mismatch is a Pottery Painting Studio where you can paint a ceramic animal, money bank or piece of crockery for a gift or a treat for yourself. We also do parties!
Planet Ice Gosport (4 miles)
Planet Ice Gosport With supportive skating aids for beginners, expert led classes in 3 specialist skating disciplines for the pros in the making plus fun open and disco sessions for everyone else! School holiday extras too!
Monkey Bizness (4 miles)
Monkey Bizness the premier family entertainment centre, where kids can be kidz. With separate play areas for 0 to 2, 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 year olds and fantastic food at our Amazonian Cafe. There's so much to see and do at Monkey Bizness.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport (5 miles)
TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport Get the whole family racing at this fantastic 450m indoor karting circuit. Ages 8 and above can enjoy pedal to metal racing in our speedy cadet karts where parents can join in or relax and spectate in our fuel bar!
Hayling Seaside Railway (5 miles)
Hayling Seaside Railway The EHLR is a new 2ft gauge light railway on the coast of Hayling Island, Hampshire, running for just over 1 mile between Beachlands and Eastoke Corner.
Hayling Island Beach (5 miles)
Hayling Island Beach Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
Funland (5 miles)
Funland offers the whole family a great day out with a wide range of fantastic attractions for young and old, both inside and out, including the supersonic, looping roller coaster, crazy golf, the Klondike and the white knuckle Drop Ride!
Fort Nelson (5 miles)
Fort Nelson Imposing Victorian fort housing the Royal Armouries - national collection of artillery with over 350 big guns to see, plus exciting displays! Great place to explore and free to visit!
Appley Park (6 miles)
Appley Park Public park with beach area, pitch and putt, picnic areas and ancient trees, plus an awesome adventure playground, paddling pool and sandpits with winch equipment. Simple, traditional and fun!
Ryde Arena (6 miles)
Ryde Arena Currently closed for building works, no definite reopening time. Watch this space!
Waterside Pool (6 miles)
Waterside Pool An all-weather outdoor swim option as it also features a retractable roof for a bit of protection from the elements when required. 25m pool with varying sessions types including Family Fun.
Big Apple Ryde (6 miles)
Big Apple Ryde 22 lanes of computerised Tenpin Bowling, Fast Food Diner, Licensed Bar and Pavilion Restaurant, patio area, Large screen TVs, Pool Tables, Amusement machines.
Fun City (6 miles)
Fun City is an indoor play centre for children aged 1 to 12 years old full of modern and classic features adventure features form the obstacle course to balls, bridges and slides with segregated toddler zone.
Seagrove Bay (6 miles)
Seagrove Bay Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing opportunities in safe waters by a shingle and sand shore.
Horizone Play Centre (6 miles)
Horizone Play Centre is a purpose-built indoor play facility, the largest and most imaginative of its kind in the area: the perfect place to stimulate and motivate children as they play while gaining valuable exercise within a safe and supervised environment.
Havant Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Havant Leisure Centre Leisure centre with 25m main pool, diving area, splash pool, and learner pool. Also has indoor play area, that cates for parties, and a great programme for kids during school holidays.
Blackbrook Park Play Area (6 miles)
Blackbrook Park Play Area Facilities for all ages and abilities with skating area and hoops for older kids, plus loads of classic adventure play equipment for younger ones.
Goodleaf Tree Climbing (6 miles)
Goodleaf Tree Climbing Take a trip up a tree with our award winning tree top experience! Ascend into the canopy of our using rope and harness. At the top walk on branches, enjoy stunning sea views or relax in our canopy hammock.
Wight Karting (7 miles)
Wight Karting Purpose built 500m all weather karting track for adrenalin junkies aged 8 years and over. Great for beginners and offers Arrive and Drive, Junior Driving Academy and Cadet Driver School! Vroom!
Waltzing Waters (7 miles)
Waltzing Waters is one of the world's most elaborate water, light and music productions, the only operation of it's kind in Europe. Thousands of dazzling patterns of artistically moving water synchronised with music!
Island Equus (7 miles)
Island Equus Activities are more oriented toward the benefits of training and studying the animals than on actually riding them, a holistic and significant experience of the species without skimping on the fun!
Island Speedway (7 miles)
Island Speedway Come to Isle of Wight Speedway, it's four laps of all out speed, control, excitement and thrills as 4 bike riders go for the chequered flag in honour of their team! 2 full packed hours of pure excitement for all the family!
Staunton Country Park (7 miles)
Staunton Country Park Explore acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park. You can escape to another age as you discover mysterious follies in these idyllic surroundings.
Brickfields Riding Stables (7 miles)
Brickfields Riding Stables Lessons and hacking, plus Farm Corner and Donkey Town to keep the smaller ones happy. Also they have a LOT of farm cats: don't underestimate the appeal of piles of kittens!
Bembridge Heritage Centre (8 miles)
Bembridge Heritage Centre Displays cover much of Bembridge’s early history, not only in photographs, paintings, maps and written descriptions but also through the many donated artefacts and medals. Hugely educational!