The Mary Rose Takes Over Southsea Castle

Southsea Castle

Looking for a great FREE family day out this summer holiday? Join the Mary Rose team at Southsea Castle from where Henry VIII watched his beloved Mary Rose sink during the Battle of the Solent in 1545. There will be talks about the sinking of the Mary Rose, real Tudor objects to examine, storytelling, games and archery. Black Knight Historical will host Hobby Horse Jousting where kids can dress up as medieval knights, and ride a fearsome destrier, charging down the jousting field! They also will run St. George’s Knight School where aspiring young knights can hone their skills. For… Continue Reading “The Mary Rose Takes Over Southsea Castle”

Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson and the Royal Armouries

Poppy Wave

Did someone say “FREE day out”? We love exploring museums with the kids as it gives them a real insight into life gone by or an interest in science and they are even better when they are free. Fort Nelson is a 19th Century Fort which looks over the city of Portsmouth and the Solent and displays a number of significant pieces of artillery and artillery related artefacts through the ages. There are over 700 items of artillery from many countries which span over 600 years, many of which are brought to life whilst sensitively telling the unique stories behind… Continue Reading “Poppies: Wave at Fort Nelson and the Royal Armouries”

Top 20 Most Visited Posts of 2017

Scotland

Looking back over 2017 has made me realise just how far we have travelled and the fun we have had along the way. As a blogger I always find it fascinating to see what posts are the most popular with my readers and I have to say there are a few surprises in there for me. Here are my most popular posts of 2017: 1. 10 Reasons to Buy a Merlin Annual Pass this January Written back in January this was very popular then and has surged up the charts again in December as people make a decision whether to… Continue Reading “Top 20 Most Visited Posts of 2017”

Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Portsmouth

HMS Alliance

We had annual passes to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and visited regularly last year, but there was one site we never quite got to – the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, which is situated over the water in Gosport. This weekend we finally got there and what a treat it was! With free parking, the museum is located on the waterfront on the former site of HMS Dolphin; home to the Submarine Service for 100 years. There is plenty to see as soon as you arrive with dive suits for the kids to clamber inside, a small explorer submarine to admire, a giant propeller… Continue Reading “Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Portsmouth”

#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival to celebrate their Free Kids Arena

Victorious Festival, held between the 25th to 27 August 2017 is the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival. It continues to be one of the best value, family friendly music festivals in the UK with particularly low ticket prices for children with 5-15 year old tickets costing just £8 a day and under 5 years are able to join in the fun for just £1 with all activities in the Kids Arena absolutely Free! The dedicated Kids Arena will be open on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival and will offer various craft activities for those who are not afraid to get… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Victorious Festival to celebrate their Free Kids Arena”

D-Day Museum Portsmouth

Portsmouth D-Day Museum

Back in February we paid a visit to Normandy with a plan to visit all the D-Day landing beaches and museums about the war. It was a subject that both my husband and teen were fascinated by and we all learned a lot about the subject on our visit. In fact, we also found out that many of the vessels that set off on this mammoth operation were actually made or set off from close to home. Since our return, Hubby has been keen to visit Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum as it is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day… Continue Reading “D-Day Museum Portsmouth”