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With the summer holidays underway, we have brought together information about free and paid-for activities that are taking place locally for different age groups. From arts and crafts, to sports camps and outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone!

We’ve also got lots of ideas on what you can get up to out and about in the city, as well as fun ideas for keeping the kids occupied at home.

Activities, camps and clubs

As lockdown measures are updated, events may be added or changed slightly. Do check with event organisers for the latest social distancing measures they have in place:

Activities, camps and clubs

Activity VenueMore information
Connect 4 summer free family fun days

Medina Primary School

ARK Dickens Primary Academy

ARK Charter Academy

Cottage Grove Primary School

Connect 4 website
Connect 4 summer free childcare

Highbury College


Connect 4 website
YMCA summer day campsCharter Community Centre, 3-28 AugustYMCA summer day camps
BOSCAS holiday club for children aged 4-14Isambard Brunel Junior SchoolBOSCAS holiday club
Outreach youth work for young people aged 10-18Across Portsmouth, including:

Heart of Portsmouth



Motiv8 virtual and face-to-face activities for young peopleProgramme will run from various venues in Portsmouth and onlineMotiv8 South
Pompey in the Community - multi-sports and football camps - boys and girls of all abilities aged 5-12Various locationsPompey in the Community bookings
NCS "Keep Doing Good" programme for 16-17 year oldsTwo-week programme to plan and deliver a social action project and gain volunteering experienceKeep Doing Good
Watersports and land-based activities for 8-18 year oldsAndrew Simpson CentreAndrew Simpson Centres Portsmouth
Art and crafts activities, sports and outdoor adventures - a bumper list of activities for all agesVarious locationsSummer's sorted!

Out and about in the city

Many things to do in the city are now reopening, from museums to play parks. Social distancing guidelines will be in place, so do check the rules before visiting – you can find our more through the links below.

Out and about in the city

ActivityInformationFind out more
Adventure playgroundsAdventure playgrounds are open but places must be booked in advance. The service is operating in bubblesFor more information, visit the PYC Portsmouth website.
Leisure centresBH Live runs our leisure centres and is reopening facilities where it is safe to do so and economically viableInformation on what is currently available can be found by looking at the pages for each Portsmouth site on the BH Live website
LibrariesA number of the city's libraries are open again with more to follow.You can find out more about opening times on our Library Services page
MuseumsThe D-Day Story museum is now open Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery plans to re-open on Tuesday 11 August All other museums remain closed at this timeYou can help museums record Portsmouth's experience of coronavirus
Parks and playgroundsOur parks are open. Selected sports courts are open. Play equipment is now open.You can spend leisure time outdoors while staying 2m away from people not in your household and use outdoor sports facilities. Read Gov.UK's guidance on what you can and can't do
Stomp for Stamps 2020!Track down Pompey monsters, snap their photos and collect stickers to claim one of two fabulous prizes - a cuddly Stomper toy or a cool Pompey monster water bottleTo take part, request a map book online. Happy stomping!
Summer reading challengeAll Portsmouth pupils in Year R - Year 6 should have received a Silly Squad summer reading challenge pack from their schoolFind out how to register and take part.

Things to do at home

We have put together some of our favourite ideas for keeping the kids busy at home over the summer holiday as well as links to websites with activities for kids of all ages. View activities for children while at home.