Summer is here and although the weather is a little temperamental, it never hurts to keep up with some ideas for what to do over the six week break. Portsmouth is fantastic because it’s packed full of budget-friendly fun, keeping the little ones entertained all summer long.

Here are our top five recommendations:

  1. Join a Library

Sign up to your local library. This summer’s local reading challenge is Gadgeteers, which is all about exploring the amazing innovations around us. You can access this challenge through any local Portsmouth library. Check out the reading challenge here.

  1. Seafront Trail

The local family fun trail along the Southsea seafront is a great way to entertain the kids (and get outdoors). With various landmarks to see and stickers to collect, there is plenty to do. All leaflets are available from these local information points: Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, The Hard Interchange, and D-Day Story.

  1. Take a walk

There are many local parks in Portsmouth. Tamworth Park, Milton Park, and Victoria Park, are our favourites. There is plenty of room for the kids to make new friends and burn off some energy. Here is a full list of parks and wildlife areas around Portsmouth. 

  1. Investigate the museums

From butterflies to engines and castles to tanks, the wide range of Portsmouth museums ensures there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Check out the full list of museum options here.

  1. Free creative workshops

Explore a different creative activity with the kids each week at Aspex. You never know, the kids (or you!) might find a new interest or hobby. Check out their family Saturday's here

The summer holidays are the perfect time to get out and about and go exploring with the kids. While this is just our quick round up of ideas, your local council website will have plenty more to help you enjoy the summer.