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With the summer holidays under way, we’ve brought together information about free and paid-for activities taking place locally for different age groups. From arts and crafts, to sports camps and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone!

This summer children aged 5-16 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals will also be able to enjoy healthy food and an exciting programme of free events and activities with HAF Fun Pompey. Visit the website and use the links there to book places directly with providers.

Activities, camps and clubs

WhatWhereFind out more
Fun and free Wild World Heroes summer reading challengeSign up at any library in Portsmouthwww.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
Go Wild in the Park eventsTamworth Park, Milton Park, Victoria Parkwww.portsmouth.gov.uk/wild
YMCA Portsmouth day campsCharter Community Sports Centrehttps://ymca-fg.org/portsmouth-daycamps/
Motiv8 activities –  from sports to cooking and creative workshopsVarious locations across the cityhttps://motiv8.org.uk/our-activities-portsmouth/
Street Strong Youth Projects – summer holiday activitiesVarious locations across the cityhttps://www.facebook.com/streetstrongyouthproject/
Watersports and land-based activities for 8-18 year oldsAndrew Simpson Centre, Langstone Harbourhttps://andrewsimpsoncentres.org/our-centres/portsmouth/
Junior assault course and summer funFort Nelsonhttps://royalarmouries.org/whats-on/?where=FortNelson
Free creative workshops for the whole familyAspex Galleryhttps://aspex.org.uk/event/summer-saturdays/
PYC Portsmouth youth clubs and activitiesVarious locations across the cityhttps://www.pycportsmouth.co.uk/
Imagine Portsmouth photo and poetry competitionNo locationhttps://imagineportsmouth.co.uk/how-to-get-involved/
Stomp For StampsVarious locationshttps://myjourneyportsmouth.com/stompforstamps2021
Port Solent Kids ClubPort Solent (every Tuesday and Thursday during summer holidays)https://www.portsolent.com/whatson
Seafront trailVarious locations around Southseahttps://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/2021/08/05/seafront-trail

Family events

See what’s happening in the city on our Visit Portsmouth website.

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