What’s on this Weekend in Portsmouth? 17th/18th May 2014


DRAGON%20BOAT%20EVENT_2The Rotary Club of Portsmouth & Southsea will be holding the annual Dragon Boat Festival 2014 this weekend at Lakeside, in Cosham.   There will be kids activities, refreshments, and of course, Dragon Boat racing! The event is being held to raise funds for the Rowans Hospice and other good causes. Also in aid of the Rowans Hospice is the Spinnaker Tower Abseil event  being held this weekend from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday you can see ‘Daring’ Doris Long on her 100th birthday where she hopes to break her own world record to be the oldest person to abseil.

Top Banana Circus will be holding a circus skills workshop at the Guildhall on Saturday morning, for children aged 8 – 12 years.

For children aged between 4 and 8 years there is a FREE storytelling session at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant where Nikki Kidd will bring magical worlds and faraway places to life.

At the cinema, Vue Kids AM club (Saturday and Sunday £1.75 a ticket) will be showing Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy at 10 am,  Khumba at 10.30 am . Odeon Kids will be showing Frozen on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am (£2.50 a ticket).

Little Pickles Market will be holding a baby and children’s nearly new sale at the Mountbatten Centre on  Saturday 17th May at 10 am. Don’t forget, if you have a Portsmouth library card, you can register your children for free swimming at the Mountbatten Centre (and other participating venues), on production of proof of address and the library card.

If you are planning to buy a ticket to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this year then you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that the price now includes admission to Royal Marines Museum, Explosion, Museum of Naval Firepower and the National Submarine Museum. A complimentary waterbus will take you to Explosion and the National Submarine Museum from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. This applies only to tickets purchased after 4th April 2014 and not unfortunately to any purchased before that. All of these attractions will be putting on special events for children over the forthcoming half term holiday, so it is well worth the ticket price, which gives you admission to all of the attractions for a whole year.


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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