Enjoy an exciting family adventure in Southsea

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Discover historic ramparts and tunnels at Southsea Castle, an undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium and dinosaurs and butterflies at Cumberland House.

If you are looking for things to do this summer, Southsea is the ideal location for a fun family break, with miles of beach to explore, year round events, including the spectacular America’s Cup World Series racing this July and great waterfront activities for all ages.

Discover an underwater world at the Blue Reef Aquarium, visit Henry VIII's Southsea Castle and enjoy great views from the ramparts and explore the tunnels. Take a pit stop at the café for a cuppa while the children imagine they are pirates or princesses.

Don't miss Cumberland House Natural History Museum, home to many displays from tiny insects to ancient fossils. The tropical butterfly house opens from May to September.

Take a picnic and fly a kite on Southsea Common or visit during Victorious in August, the family friendly festival for music lovers.

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