Half Term Activities in Portsmouth 17th – 21st February 2014

rsz_child_outdoorsThere are plenty of things to do in Portsmouth this February Half Term so here’s how the week looks (click the links for more details on each event):

A short drive outside of Portsmouth will take you to Fishbourne Roman Palace, where you can take part in Family Fun Days, with activities running throughout the day, try your hand at ancient crafts and dress up in costumes. Activities will run until Friday 21st February 2014. 

Take the children to Fort Nelson this week to learn about Victorian Childhood – history comes to life this week as you explore a Victorian classroom, play Victorian games and sample Victorian crafts. 

Alternatively learn about Ancient Egypt at City Museum – the exhibition runs until the 23rd February 2014 and there are two final workshops running this week – Hybrid Heads and Ancient Drama.

The Gosport Discovery Centre is running workshops and storytelling sessions throughout the week, including Peter Pan, Jungle Book and Winnie the Pooh based sessions.  For older children there are film making workshops, animation workshops and the opportunity to bring home a dvd of their work. You can also find a drumming workshop, Jurassic Fantastic and a Magic workshop.  The cost ranges from free for storytelling and film viewings to £5 for the film making to £25 for the Magic Workshop.

Your local library will be holding half term activity workshops on various days, have a look at our half term listings to find details of your nearest.

cowboy-496x591The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre are putting on the Cowboy Max Show this week,full of trick roping, jokes, magic and songs.  The Centre is also running variously themed workshops for children aged 5 through to 12 throughout the week – try Wild West Stories, Dr. When – A Play in a Day, If you enjoyed the Disney film UP! and Circus Skills.  There are two sessions per day for ages 5-7 and 8-12, click on the links for more information and browse through the rest of our listings. 

Port Solent Kids Club are running two events this week – Happy Hula Monkeys on Thursday and Knights and Princesses on Tuesday.

If you have tickets for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard there are some extra events on this week including Make your own Hatch the Dog, Small Arms Demonstrations, HMS Lego Ship Building and Crack the Code. The Follow the Flag trail, family activity area that started at the weekend will continue until the 23rd.

Busy_Boats__Bay newsletterContinuing in the naval theme you can also take part in commando training sessions at the Royal Marines Museum, or visit the Royal Navy Submarine Museum where you can find extra half term activities such as Hilarious Hats and Pirates Ahoy.  The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is also hosting the Sea Life Roadshow at the Nimrod Centre in Gosport this week.

There are plenty more events going on in and around Portsmouth this week, have a look at our listings. There are events running at Cumberland House, Staunton Country Park and Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Royal Victoria Country Park and Spinnaker Tower.

A number of baby and toddler groups are also running.  You could try Jiggy Wriggers, who are running all their normal classes except for the Highbury Community Centre session on Tuesday and you could also try Little Steps Gym who are putting on some classes this week.  Play Southsea groups are also running as usual this week. Click the links to their sites for more information.  Your local Surestart centre is also running some stay and play groups this week – get in touch with your local centre for details. Here are some phone numbers for you:

Locality A – 02392 377 610 (Highbury Community & Children’s Centre)

Locality B – 02392 734 385 (Fratton & Landport Children’s Centre)

Locality C – 023 92826 303 (Havelock Centre)

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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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