A visit to Kidz Island, Portsmouth

One of my highlights of visiting the seaside as a child was always walking along the pier, playing in the arcade and riding on the fairground rides at the end. Fast forward too many years and it is something my own children love to do too. Last weekend we were invited to visit the all new Kidz Island on South Parade Pier in Southsea, to try out their end of pier funfair. Southsea is a great destination for a family… Continue Reading “A visit to Kidz Island, Portsmouth”

Horrible Histories® Pirates at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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We love days out where the kids get to have fun, but learn without realising it and one of our favourite locations to visit locally is Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Another family favourite is the book / TV series Horrible Histories, so we were very excited to learn that a new family exhibition would be opening here in time for the Easter holidays. Horrible Histories® Pirates’ is based on the best-selling series by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown and gives… Continue Reading “Horrible Histories® Pirates at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard”

#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival

Last year was our first time at Victorious Festival and we loved the laid back vibe and fabulous music. Held on Southsea Common, Portsmouth, it’s not the largest festival we have been to, but it certainly the most reasonably priced and we love that you can sit on a hill, overlooking the sea whilst listening to fantastic music. Last year we saw bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Olly Murs, Elbow and Stereophonics and this year is promising to be even… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival”

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth Review

We are big fans of visiting aquariums as there is something so magical about seeing creatures that live under the sea. Last month we welcomed a new colony of Fairy Penguins at Weymouth Sea Life Centre and this weekend we were invited to visit Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth to see what they had to offer. We enjoyed a visit to Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay back in 2013 and the kids still remember putting their hand in a box… Continue Reading “Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth Review”