From tiny tots and teenagers to mums, dads and grandparents – Gosport & Lee-on-the-Solent offers a fantastic range of family activities.
The beaches – Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay
With designated swimming areas and great watersports opportunities. A day on the beach will delight all ages.
Lee-on-the-Solent seafront has a children’s play area, a skate park, seafront cafes and restaurants and plenty of places to get an ice cream!
Stokes Bay seafront was voted one of the 10 best places for a picnic in the UK, plus there is an adventure golf course, children’s splash park and plenty of open spaces that are excellent for kite flying or walking along the beach.
Away from the beach
For high octane excitement you can’t beat the Go-Karts at the indoor Team Sport Karting track. Fans of ‘Dancing on Ice’ should get their skates on and head for the Planet Ice rink. Right next door is the Gosport Leisure Park with its swimming pools, sports hall, health & fitness studio, dance studio, 5-a-side football pitches and a crèche/soft play area. If BMX is more your thing, then head for Gosport BMX track which hosts regular races and events throughout the year.
The kids can let of steam at Monkey Bizness – a premier indoor multi-activity soft play centre for children up to 12 years of age.
Reach for the sky, and take to the air on a sightseeing helicopter trip with Atlas Helicopters around the Harbour and look down on all the ships and buildings below.
The Discovery Centre & Gosport Gallery in the Town Centre hosts a great variety of art exhibitions, events and children’s activities throughout the year.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower
This award-winning museum is located in historic 18th century waterfront buildings which formerly were the Royal Navy’s armaments depot.
Using interactive and audio-visual displays, the Museum tells the story of naval armaments through the ages. The collection includes cannons & guns, shells & munitions, mines, torpedoes and modern missiles. There's even an atomic bomb.
Ideal for visitors of all ages, the Museum also runs a year-round programme of events and activities.
Ice Skating in Gosport
Gosport is one of the few places in Hampshire with a permanent ice-rink. Open everyday of the week, you can hire skates or bring your own – making it ideal for beginners and skaters of all abilities. With special offers and events happening throughout the year, its worth checking out the Planet Ice website to see what’s on during your stay. There is free parking on site, refreshments and facilities for those that prefer to spectate. The ice rink is located next to the Gosport Leisure Centre on...
The Alver Valley Country Park is Gosport's wildlife haven. You can enjoy woodland, lakes, ponds and views of the River Alver which runs through the park. There's plenty for wildlife enthusiasts with reptiles, foxes, deer and a variety of birdlife to look out for. Download the Alver Valley Leaflet here.
Atlas HelicoptersWHERE DREAMS TAKE OFF
When it comes to unforgettable experiences, a helicopter ride has to rate pretty high on most peoples’ wish list!
Depart from Daedalus Airfield at Lee-on-the-Solent, and take the trip of a lifetime to view Portsmouth & its Harbour from a totally unique perspective. Three tours available:
- The Portsmouth Harbour Helicopter Tour - takes approx 10 mins.
- The Portsmouth City Helicopter Tour - takes approx 25 mins.
- The Isle of Wight Helicopter Tour - takes approx 30 m...
Go Karting in Gosport
The Team Sport Go karting site in Gosport is over 450 metres of hairpin bends and fast straights, designed to thrill and test the most skilful of drivers. Located off the A32 at Fareham Reach Industrial Park, there is free onsite parking and a range of facilities, including changing rooms. Helmets and Race Suits are supplied and whether you are racing as an individual, or a team, you will get a digital tracktime sheet as a reminder of your achievements (good or bad!).
The Hovercraft Museum based in Lee-on-the-Solent is home to the world’s only collection of historic hovercraft. Based on the former HMS Daedalus site at Lee-on-the-Solent, the Museum currently has 75 hovercraft plus an archive and library on site.Whilst access to the museum is restricted, the annual HoverShow draws thousands of visitors and has become a regular feature in the diary of enthusiasts and local residents alike.