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!

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    Poole Mystery Treasure Trail

    Poole

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 39.7 miles from Portsmouth
  2. Outside view of Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum

    Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum

    Poole

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 39.8 miles from Portsmouth
  3. Mum and daughter making craft at Hove Museum and Art Gallery

    Hove Museum and Art Gallery

    Hove

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 39.9 miles from Portsmouth
  4. Family in swimming pool at King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove

    King Alfred Leisure Centre

    Hove

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 40 miles from Portsmouth
  5. Instructor teaching boy to climb at QE Leisure Centre in Wimborne Minster

    QE Leisure Centre

    Wimborne Minster

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 40 miles from Portsmouth
  6. Families playing at Shepherd Meadows in Sandhurst

    Shepherd Meadows

    Sandhurst

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.1 miles from Portsmouth
  7. Clear day at Swanage Beach

    Swanage Beach

    Swanage

    BeachesBeaches

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.1 miles from Portsmouth
  8. Kids racing on go karts at Q Leisure in Albourne

    Q Leisure

    Albourne

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 40.1 miles from Portsmouth
  9. Kids with sail boats at Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre in Sandhurst

    Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre

    Sandhurst

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 40.1 miles from Portsmouth
  10. People on cliff at Studland Beach and Nature Reserve in Swanage

    Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

    Swanage

    BeachesBeaches

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.2 miles from Portsmouth
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    Vue Camberley

    Camberley

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 40.2 miles from Portsmouth
  12. Tenpin Camberley

    Tenpin Camberley

    Camberley

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 40.2 miles from Portsmouth
  13. Steam train at Swanage Railway

    Swanage Railway

    Swanage

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 40.3 miles from Portsmouth
  14. Grand Hotel on City Sightseeing Brighton Hop on Hop off Tour

    City Sightseeing Brighton Hop on Hop off Tour

    Brighton

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 40.3 miles from Portsmouth
  15. The baby play area at Imagination Children's Role Play, Camberley

    Imagination Children's Role Play

    Camberley

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 40.3 miles from Portsmouth
  16. Golf hole at FairWeather Golf in Camberley

    FairWeather Golf

    Camberley

    Sports CentresSports Centres

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 40.3 miles from Portsmouth
  17. Sheep at 4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park in Headley

    4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park

    Headley

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (5 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 40.4 miles from Portsmouth
  18. Flowers at Hove Park

    Hove Park

    Hove

    National ParksNational Parks

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.4 miles from Portsmouth
  19. Family doing arts and crafts at Surrey Heath Museum in Camberley

    Surrey Heath Museum

    Camberley

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 40.4 miles from Portsmouth
  20. Girl playing at Upton Country Park in Poole

    Upton Country Park

    Poole

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 40.5 miles from Portsmouth