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.
Gosport Discovery Centre
In Gosport town centre you’ll find The Discovery Centre, The Museum on the Mezz, The Gosport Gallery and SEARCH. These venues are next to each other in the High Street, and host a wide variety of exhibitions and events. From art exhibitions showcasing the works of the finest local artists to major exhibitions featuring collections from Gosport and Hampshire and prestigous collections loaned from national museums.
You'll also find a diverse range of events running throughout the year. Ranging...
Dive in and see a fascinating collection of diving equipment covering all aspects of diving; recreational, commercial and military including equipment used by the Royal Navy and James Bond. The Museum is housed in a former Victorian Gun Battery, and outside in the grounds you will find an intriguing display of diving chambers and diving bells that look like they have just landed from outer space.
For the kids, there are trails and quizzes, and activities such 'dress the diver', and 'sink the...
Gosport Ferry and Cruises
The Gosport Ferry operates continously, 5:30am to midnight, seven days a week from a landing stage adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour Rail Station.
The trip across the bustling Portsmouth Harbour takes approximately seven minutes.
A visit to Gosport is not complete without taking a leisurely sight-seeing cruise on the Spirit of Portsmouth. Operating a range of cruises such as a visit to the beautiful Hamble River or the scenic Beaulieu River, it is the perfect way to spend the day. For details C...
17th Century Village: 1642 Experience
Step back to the 17th century, specifically to the year 1642 at 'Little Woodham'.
This fascinating living museum recreates village life from the period. Tour the village and let the costumed interpreters – the ‘villagers’ – involve you in their daily life. Observe the skills of the blacksmith, help prepare timber and admire the craft of the lace-makers and weavers, or stop off at the local ale-house.
The village is on the edge of the Alver Valley, why not make a day of it – bring a picnic...
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...
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.