10 Things To Do in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is one of the country’s most treasured coastal cities and no matter whether you favour things from the past or present, there’s lots to keep you amused. Brimming with maritime history, this harbour is home to lots of exciting things to see – and you might even get the chance to hop aboard some historic ships too. Here’s a list of family friendly activities in Portsmouth to keep you going whilst staying with us at Concierge Camping.

10 of the Best Things To Do in Portsmouth… 

  1. Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Escape from reality with the panoramic views of Portsmouth. Make your way along the glass floor (if you dare) and browse the beautiful Sky Garden too. The tower is also open by night, so you’ll be able to see the sparkling city and shoreline below you.


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  1. Mary Rose

This is an absolute must if you’re thinking of spending time in Portsmouth. After being raised from the seabed in 1982, the Mary Rose found its home in the harbour and has provided much insight into the past. Walk through the galleries and interactive displays to see not only the ship itself, but some of its lost treasures too!


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  1. Gun Wharf Quays

What better way to spend a few hours than at the waterfront outlet shopping centre? With over 90 stores ranging from men’s and women’s fashions, to home and even some incredible eateries, this destination is perfect for picking up some bargains for the whole family. You’ll be able to find popular brands such as All Saints, Ted Baker, Joules, Michael Kors and the White Company to name but a few.


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  1. Royal Navy Submarine Museum

There’s so much to see at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum including the only remaining Second World War era submarine, HMS Alliance. Get a glimpse into the lives of the seafarers that would have spent months at a time running through its decks and corridors. Browse the ship plans, documents and artefacts that are displayed alongside a number of impressive vessels.


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  1. Southsea Castle

After being built by Henry VIII in 1544, Southsea Castle then spent the next 400 years as an active military base. After seeing wars, explosions fires and renovation, it’s stood the test of time and is now home to precious artefacts, exhibitions and the most beautiful views of the Isle of Wight and Solent from the top of the Keep.


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  1. Clarence Pier

The perfect day out for kids (small AND big), Clarence Pier is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast. From arcades to activities, rides to amusements there’s something to cater to all ages. Even if the weather is wet and windy, the indoor Pirates and Princesses adventure playground is open all year round.


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  1. Rock Up Whitely

Another perfect option for a wet weather day, Rock Up Whitely is ideal for thrill seekers of all ages. Whether you’re completely new to climbing or you’re used to scaling rock faces, this fantastic experience has 26 walls filled with over 70 routes to the 8m peaks. There’s also an indoor soft play for the little ones and a cafeteria to keep you fuelled up and ready for action.


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  1. Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum

What a lovely opportunity to see where one of the country’s most well-known and best-loved writers spent his early life. The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum has been lovingly restored in keeping with what it would have looked like and displays furniture, decorations and household objects that his family would have used at the time.


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  1. Flip Out

Bounce the day away at Flip Out. With soft-play areas, trampolines and a foam pit, this adventure park offers a safe space for you and your family to bounce and jump – because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a go on a trampoline? With areas to cater to all ages, you’ll certainly keep the little ones occupied and letting off some steam too.


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  1. Dice Board Game Lounge

If you prefer to leave the extreme activities to adrenaline junkies and favour a slower pace, Dice board game lounge offers you the opportunity to play board games with a lovely cup of coffee and some great grub. With over 500 games in their library you’ll certainly find something to suit, no matter whether you prefer word games like Boggle, or something a little more strategic.


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If you need any further information or want to know something specific about any of the attractions in the Portsmouth area during your stay, feel free to speak to one of our team on reception who will be more than happy to help.


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