The Best Things To Do In Portsmouth Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Portsmouth

Fascinated by the sea? Any boat or maritime lover will be happy with the great things to do in Portsmouth.

Walk through 800 years of British Naval history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Entry ticket includes the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, HMS Alliance and much more. See where Nelson celebrated the HMS victory and learn about how they built the ships and why they docked there.

If the museum has given you a taste for life at sea then go over to the Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a ride in an electric powered ship. No ticket required, sail around this 70m square pond, surrounded by history of the seafarers that have come before you during Portsmouth family days out.

Back on dry land get the best view of the harbour from the top of the Spinnaker Tower. At 170 metres tall, you’ll feel like you’re floating above the world on the glass-bottomed deck. There’s also a café and an open air viewing deck right at the top for the very brave!

When your feet are finally back on the ground you can choose between the Blue Reef Aquarium where you can watch sharks swimming above your head and meet amazing animals, or take a trip to Portsmouth’s Natural History Museum, which tells the story of all the things that live along the riverbank.

Alternatively, continue your exploration into history and dive into the Royal Navy Submarine Museum to discover life beneath the waves!

  1. Kids in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns in Portsmouth

    Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns

    Portsmouth

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.2 miles from Portsmouth
  2. Kids in swimming pool at The Pyramids Centre in Portsmouth

    The Pyramids Centre

    Portsmouth

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.3 miles from Portsmouth
  3. Outside view of Southsea Castle

    Southsea Castle

    Southsea

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.3 miles from Portsmouth
  4. Crocodile at Portsmouth Natural History Museum in Southsea

    Portsmouth Natural History Museum

    Southsea

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.4 miles from Portsmouth
  5. Submarine out of water at Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport

    Royal Navy Submarine Museum

    Gosport

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.4 miles from Portsmouth
  6. Boy at Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport

    Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower

    Gosport

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 1.7 miles from Portsmouth
  7. Boy climbing at Clip 'N Climb Portsmouth

    Clip 'N Climb Portsmouth

    Portsmouth

    ClimbingClimbing

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 2 miles from Portsmouth
  8. Kids kayaking at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

    Portsmouth Watersports Centre

    Portsmouth

    Water SportsWater Sports

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 2.8 miles from Portsmouth
  9. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Port Solent

    Cosham

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3 miles from Portsmouth
  10. Indoor soft play frame and slide at Playzone Portsmouth

    Playzone Portsmouth

    Portsmouth

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 3.4 miles from Portsmouth
  11. Village at Little Woodham Living History Village in Gosport

    Little Woodham Living History Village

    Gosport

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 3.6 miles from Portsmouth
  12. Crafts at Get Crafty with Mismatch in Gosport

    Get Crafty with Mismatch

    Gosport

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.7 miles from Portsmouth
  13. People ice skating at Planet Ice Gosport

    Planet Ice Gosport

    Gosport

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 3.8 miles from Portsmouth
  14. Spinning platform area at Monkey Bizness Gosport in Gosport

    Monkey Bizness Gosport

    Gosport

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 3.8 miles from Portsmouth
  15. Train from Hayling Seaside Railway in Hayling Island

    Hayling Seaside Railway

    Hayling Island

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 4.6 miles from Portsmouth
  16. Sunset at Hayling Island Beach

    Hayling Island Beach

    Hayling Island

    BeachesBeaches

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.6 miles from Portsmouth
  17. Runaway Mini Train ride at Funland in Hayling Island

    Funland

    Hayling Island

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    2 star rating Rating 2/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 4.7 miles from Portsmouth
  18. Aerial view of Fort Nelson in Fareham

    Fort Nelson

    Fareham

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 4.9 miles from Portsmouth
  19. Fort Tower at Appley Park in Ryde

    Appley Park

    Ryde

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 5.3 miles from Portsmouth
  20. Outside view of Waterside Pool in Ryde

    Waterside Pool

    Ryde

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 5.3 miles from Portsmouth