With a rich maritime history, Portsmouth boasts a host of fantastic days out for all the family to enjoy.
A tour around Portsmouth City Museum is a good place to start to get a feel for the city’s heritage, while a trip up the 170-metre tall Spinnaker Tower is also a handy way to see the whole city before you. From the three different viewing levels, you might even be able to spot the Isle of Wight!
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to some of history’s most famous ships, including HMS Victory, as well as Cold War submarine, HMS Alliance. Younger kids will also have a great time looking around Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition.
Go even further back in time with a visit to the Mary Rose, where you can experience life in Henry VIII’s Tudor Britain and even hold a piece of his ship which sank in 1545. The museum has so many things to do, it’s the perfect place to spend a rainy day.
Family days out don’t have to be ruined by the weather and another good option to have in your back pocket for a downpour is Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
On brighter days, more boating fun can be had at The Miniport at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where you can become captain and hop aboard an electric-powered vessel.
Active kids will have a great time at Flip Out, Portsmouth’s premier trampoline park, while at Action Stations, youngsters can give the climbing walls a go or test their skills on the Ninja Force Obstacle Course.