What’s on in Portsmouth Weekend 15th/16th February 2014

DSC_0304This weekend marks the start of the half term holiday and unfortunately the weather is making it likely that there will be a lot of staying indoors. But there are plenty of places you can go without getting too wet.

There are two indoor table top sales this weekend:

St Philips in Cosham will be holding their monthly tabletop sale in the church hall this Saturday – brick a brack, clothes and books and a mean bacon sandwich can be yours. On Sunday the popular Little Pickles Markets will be holding a sale in Fareham.  It will cost you 30 pence to get into the St Philips sale or a £1 for adults to enter the Little Pickles. Alternatively why not have a clear out and rent a table at either to make some money for the rest of the weeks activities.

There is a session of Storytelling with Nikki Kidd at the Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant on Saturday. These interactive sessions are aimed at children aged 4-8.

Half term activities commence at Staunton Country Park on Saturday, where you can find ‘Feed the Birds’ themed activities all week.  Don’t forget to visit the butterfly house in the Victorian Glasshouses, I saw some being released a couple of weeks ago and there are some beauties there. 

You will also find plenty to do at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this weekend with Follow the Flag, Family Activity Area, and Children’s Trails.  There are more activities scheduled for later in the week such as Baby Cabin Club, Make your own Hatch the Dog, and Small Arms Demonstrations. Be aware however, that the bad weather has caused the Dockyard to close a few times recently due to safety concerns, so do check that they are open before you leave.

There is a new family trail for Half Term at Spinnaker Tower and adults can get in for children’s prices when accompanying a child.

If you fancy attemping some Commando training then Get Me Out of Here at the Royal Marines Museum starts on Saturday and continues throughout half term.

Providing the weather holds off, you could follow the Elves and the Shoemaker trail around Queen Victoria Country Park – available all week and starting on Saturday.

If you like dance then book tickets to see Around the World in 80 Minutes, a whistlestop tour through song and dance, performed by Gem’s Dance School at the Kings Theatre on Sunday.

If you’re looking for inspiration for things to do at home, why not have a look at our Pinterest board. I warn you however, Pinterest is addictive, you may lose hours pinning pictures and ideas!


About Shelley Cook

Self employed blogger, editor and copywriter. I work from home around my two children and am delighted to be able to visit local attractions and cafes and call it work.
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