The Bank Holiday weekend is here and what better way to celebrate than to head to Southsea Common and wang wellies, race ferrets and ride donkeys? The Rural and Seaside show formerly the Heavy Horse show is taking place again in Castle Field over the whole of the bank holiday weekend. There will be stalls, refreshments, heavy horse displays, archery, crafts, village Olympics, a children’s fun fair and lots more. Love Southsea will be pitched up with trading stalls – but don’t forget it’s also Love Southsea‘s regular market day in Palmerston Road on Saturday.
Just down from the show, on Southsea Common, will be a travelling fun fair which is pitched up until the 5th, open from 12 noon to 10 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Groundlings Theatre will be putting on ‘Pirates!’ on Saturday 3rd where you can join Paul and his trusty companion Captain Cowardly Custard on an adventure across the sea to do battle with four of the most deadly pirates the world has ever seen. One parent goes FREE with every child – children’s tickets £5.50. Also at Groundlings, on Sunday you can go to a free storytelling session at 2 pm and listen to the BFG, by Roald Dahl.
If you have ever wanted to see behind the scenes at a theatre then you have a chance to do just that at Kings Theatre also on Saturday at 10.30 am when you can join them for a theatre tour.
Further afield there is a Jonnie Rocket workshop on at Gosport Discovery Centre for children aged between 7 -11 years old where you can meet the author and design your own superhero. Also in Gosport, there is a Craft & Shopping Fair on at Explosion, Museum of Naval Firepower on Sunday 4th. Also on Sunday is the Port Solent Waterside Market where you can find craft and artisan themed stalls.
On Bank Holiday Monday you could try the St Mary’s May Fayre in Fratton, which promises a Real Ale Tent, Arena Displays, bouncy castle, bands, funfair rides and stalls.