A free family fun day, including face painting, food and drink, VW van test drives, site tours, competitions and VW van workshop demonstrations will welcome the new tenants at Portsmouth City Council's award-winning business facility Dunsbury Park next weekend.

Leading VW commercial vehicle specialist Breeze Motor Group will host the public open day on Saturday 26 January, from 11am to 3pm, to show off their brand new custom-built van centre, at the council owned 45-acre business development, next to junction 3 of the A3(M).

Alan Brooks, head of business at Breeze Van Centre Portsmouth, said: “We’re really proud of this great new site and can’t wait to show off our van centre."

The event is an opportunity for Breeze to officially open the council-built 13,000 sq ft facility and to celebrate creating new local jobs, expanding their business and relocating to the council's prestigious parkland site, in Havant.

Cllr Ben Dowling, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "We thought the local community should have a free opportunity to help us to welcome more fantastic tenants to Dunsbury Park.

"Dunsbury is a great use of council owned land to bring in money to help fund the services that matter most to local people and to boost jobs and the local economy."

Alan Brooks added: "The whole Breeze Portsmouth team will be at our opening event to meet local residents and Volkswagen fans so whether you already own a Volkswagen van, dream of owning one or would just like to see what’s going on here at Dunsbury Park, we’d love to see you.”

The new centre features ten workshop ramps, including a VOSA accredited MOT testing area for class four and seven commercial vehicles, and a forecourt display for more than 60 Volkswagen DasWelt Auto used vehicles.

Visitors to the event will also be able to find out more about a new van rental scheme Breeze is launching in February and meet local partner CoTrim to discuss their conversion needs.

You can find out more information about Dunsbury Park in this video.

Family Fun day