20th January 2023
February half term is fast approaching here are some ideas to fill up the days – and within the spectacular 23-mile view from Spinnaker Tower, you’ll see more than enough for an action-packed half term to remember!
Here’s are our top tips!
Meet Bluey at Spinnaker Tower
Come and meet Bluey! The children’s TV favourite will be appearing at Spinnaker Tower on Tuesday 14 February to Thursday 16 at various times throughout the day from 10am. Booking is essential – don’t forget to bring your camera!
Your booking incudes admission to the tower, a special Spinnaker Trail, meet and greet with Bluey, and time to dash across the daring glass skywalk. Take in the 23-mile views, and while you’re with us why not grab a delicious bite to eat at Spinnaker Bar and Kitchen?
You can find out more and book your tickets here.
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff, New Theatre Royal
Lost the Plot Theatrical present the Three Billy Goats Gruff at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth. This performance of the classic fable is being performed on Sunday February 19.
So, hold on to your horns and join the three billy goats on their wild adventure as they bravely cross the rickety bridge to greener pastures. Who will they meet along the way?
Tickets are available to purchase here.
- Mary Rose, Historic Dockyard
Mary Rose, King Henry VIII’s flagship, sunk whilst defending the country from French invasion almost 500 years ago. After being lifted out of the Solent in 1982, the remains of the ship and objects on board have been carefully preserved to with over 19,000 artefacts on display in the museum.
Dive into a Tudor experience with an augmented reality app that enables children and adults to experience what life was like onboard the ship. It is an undercover experience – so, no last-minute dash for the raincoats and umbrellas!
You can book online here.
- Super Sleuths Fort Nelson
Immerse yourself in the history of Fort Nelson and take on the ‘Mystery of the Missing Money’. Grab a notebook and explore the fort to search for the suspects of the crime.
It’s your mission to work out whose story will not stand up in court and catch the culprit! There will be characters to help you – but don’t believe everything they say!
While you’re there, there’s plenty of fascinating history spanning 600 years to check out including the Royal Armouries’ national collection of artillery, a network of underground tunnels, a gigantic 200-tonne railway howitzer, on-site café and shop and more.
You can book tickets online here.
- Blue Reef Aquarium
Dive into the deep blue and discover the creatures waiting in Blue Reef Aquarium. You’re able to get up close to tropical sharks, stingrays, and brightly coloured reef fish in the underwater, walk-through tunnel.
Positioned on the seafront, Blue Reef offers the ‘Solent Seas’ exhibition, showcasing all the creatures found in our local waters such as crabs, starfish, and anemones. Discover ‘Freshwater Fun’, where you can come face-to-face with turtles and amphibians. You can find out more, or book tickets online here.
For an exciting half term treat why not book the ‘Junior Aquarist Experience’, where children aged seven and over can have a behind-the-scenes visit of the aquarium and help feed the creatures! You can book online here.