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.
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...
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Step into the secret world of the submariner at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and explore what life was really like in the Silent Service.The Museum includes guided tours of HMS Alliance, the only surviving World War II era British submarine, where ex-submariners bring to life the experience of living below the waves. The Museum is also home to three other submarines: Holland 1, the Royal Navy’s first ever submarine, X24, the last surviving British midget submarine from the WWII period, and...
The Wild Grounds Nature Reserve
The Wildgrounds represents one of the few remaining unspoilt woodland pastures in South East Hampshire. It is an area of about 67 acres and was designated as local NatureReserve in 1978. In 1984, in recognition of its unique character, it was made a site of special scientific interestThere are two marked trails “red” and “green”. Both trails start at Middle Barn. Download the Wild Grounds Leaflet here.
Gosport Leisure Park
There are plenty of places to swim in the sea from the beaches at Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay, but if you prefer to do your swimming in a pool, then we have that covered too at the recently redeveloped Gosport Leisure Centre. Here you will find a 25 metre main pool ranging in depth from 1.0 to 1.8 metres, plus for those still learning to swim there is a 12 metre teaching pool with a depth of 0.7 to 0.8 metres.
If you find that you have over indulged on your holiday or simply want a worko...
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...