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Things to do
Exclusive Luxurious Break For Two At Spitbank Fort
Spend a secluded night of luxury at Spitbank Fort. Originally built in 1878 to protect Britain from invasion, now a boutique hotel.
Less than a mile
State of the art indoor karting centre, with over 450 metres of long straights and a network of tight hairpins. Challenging for even the most experienced go-kart enthusiast.
Imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Website
✓ Suggested by Edmund Williams, Surrey
English Heritage - The ruins of a 13th century Premonstratensian abbey, later converted into a Tudor mansion.
English Heritage - One of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its harbour against the French.
English Heritage - 3rd century caste, perfect setting for a relaxed, fun, historic day out.
English Heritage - Remains of a wealthy Augustinian priory, originally founded at Portchester: once a famous place of pilgrimage.
A fascinating look at life in 17th century rural England. Website
The Southampton paintball site offers several great paintball game scenarios and game zones.
Solent Springs Adventure Golf
Solent Springs offers you a great time with their tricky little course, down by the sea at Alverstoke in Gosport, Hampshire. Website
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Guide to what's on at Portsmouth's historic dockyard. Website
Nelson's flagship visitor attraction. Website ☎
170ft tower offering stunning views over the south coast. Website ☎
We provide the best family boat hire experience you will ever encounter. Our miniature ships are huge fun to drive. Website
Solskate Roller Disco
Roller Disco held every Saturday night. Website
✓ Suggested by Ellie Cross, Portsmouth
The roller disco at Fareham Leisure Centre is a great evening out for the whole family. The staff are amazing and don't mind giving you a few pointers, as well as providing games for great family entertainment. It has lots of space, with a great sound and light system and music to suit all tastes. I would definitely recommend
Less than a mile
Explosion! Museum Of Naval Firepower
Museum telling the exciting story of naval firepower. Website
✓ Suggested by Sam Davies, Exeter
Interactive museum offering an insight into life in The Royal Navy. Website ☎
Parks & Open spaces
Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve
Nationally renowned nature reserve, celebrated as a winter refuge for ducks, geese and wading birds, and summer breeding ground. Website
The Forest Of Bere
The Forest of Bere is the nearest and most accessible countryside for many of the residents of south-east Hampshire. Website
Or why not try...
This is mainly a shingle beach set along a long straight section of coastline opposite the Isle of Wight. Website
Lee On Solent
A pleasant gently shelving shingle beach, overlooked by wide flat grass and suitable for recreation. Website
Set on the east shore of the solent, this is a shingle beach in front of low cliffs with beach protection structures. Website