Discover Portsmouth

There's so many things to do in Portsmouth that it's far too much to fit into one weekend. Whether you're after a cultural break, the chance to take in some seaside strolls, or something else entirely, you're certain to be spoilt for choice. Thankfully, we have all the listings right here for what to do in Portsmouth, so you need look no further. Here it is, then, your comprehensive guide to the attractions, activities and things to do in the city.

There are lots of family activities and attraction in Portsmouth too, and plenty of things to do for all the family to enjoy.
Find out about creepy crawlies, sea creatures or birds of prey at some of Portsmouth's many animal attractions.
Country parks and nature reserves offer exciting activities for children while Portsmouth's lovely beaches and resorts provide hours of seaside fun.
Many of Portsmouth 's museums and historic sites have interactive exhibits and the county's theme parks, cinemas and swimming pools will also keep children entertained.

Water Sports

Water Sports

A full-on kitesurfing experience day. Power yourself through the water with the kite and get a real feeling for this exciting sport. Kitesurfing Lessons, kitesurf equipment sales, water photography, Kitesurf Holidays and SUP Lessons.
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Cycling & Bike Riding

Cycling & Bike Riding

Cycling has so many benefits. Not only is it a fun, sociable and healthy activity, it can help you save money on fuel and parking costs and reduce your carbon footprint. What's more, cycling in towns is often faster than other means of transport.
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Quad Bike Tours

Quad Bikes

Drive off limits with the quad biking action in Portsmouth. Are you ready to be thrown straight into the muddy madness? Then hop on quad bike and don't look back. It's time for the adrenaline pumping experience of a lifetime.

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Golf Cubs

Golf Cubs

If you are a Golf enthusiast, Portsmouth is the perfect location for you with a variety of golf clubs, surrounded by rolling hills and ancient forests, with the smell of the sea in the air.

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

In Portsmouth on the South Coast there are some of the country’s top PADI diver training and equipment specialists. They train hundreds of adventurers who feel the urge to jump in. In the dive centres you'll find a large range of equipment..
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Kayaking and canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

With a clear path for progression, kayaking and canoeing offer great opportunities for you to focus, face new challenges, and achieve goals; with great rewarding experiences.
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Boating

Boating and Cruises

A visit to Portsmouth is not complete without taking a leisurely sight-seeing cruise on board the Spirit of Portsmouth. Visitors can choose from a range of cruises, taking in the beautiful Hamble River or the scenic Beaulieu River - the perfect way to spend the day.
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Ice Skating

Ice Skating

The Portsmouth area ice rink is just across the harbour in Gosport and during 2016 it was given an expensive facelift, costing several hundred thousand pounds. The ice was re-surfaced, new lighting and music systems were installed and the whole facility brought bang up to date.

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Camping

Camping

There are plenty of excellent camping and caravan sites in the Portsmouth area. Some are seasonal, but others are open all year round. Most sites welcome tents, caravans and motorhomes but it is always best to check and book beforehand as they can get very full at certain times of the year.
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Aerial Sports

Aerial Sports

A tandem sky diving experience is the safest and least stressful form of Skydiving for the first timer. You are secured to a highly qualified tandem instructor who will control the freefall, deploy the parachute and bring you into land.
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go karting

Go Karting

Whether you’re looking for a team building event, celebrating a special occasion, or you’re simply out to enjoy the thrill of racing yourself just millimeters from the ground with unbelievable control at your fingertips.
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Hot Air Balloon Fights

Hot Air Balloon Flights

Take a hot air balloon ride above Portsmouth and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Hot air ballooning gives one a sense of real adventure. Flying high you will find yourself on an aerial safari, with a view of the towns and beautiful countryside below.
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Walk tours

What better way to really get to know Portsmouth than being greeted by one of the city's passionate and proud Portsmouth Greeters. It is a fantastic way to discover the hidden gems of Portsmouth.
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Fishing

Fishing

Portsmouth is a fantastic area for shore fishing, with the recent British Record Bass only seeming to enforce the areas credentials. With the Solent and the large harbour at Portsmouth there are many different options when shore fishing.
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Gym, Sports and Fitness Clubs

Gym, Sports and Fitness Clubs

Gym centers in Portsmouth offer latest fitness equipment, a huge variety of classes and expert advice with affordable prices. Many of the gyms in Portsmouth have state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, including free fitness classes, Wellness application..
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Boxing

Boxing

Boxing is the ultimate sport for countering stress. The combination of strength training and aerobic workout provides the best of both worlds in terms of feeling a muscular pump and stimulating the cardiovascular system ..
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Paintballing

Paintballing

Paintball is an exciting, adrenaline filled activity that can be enjoyed by all the family. It requires team work, tactics and enthusiasm to eliminate the opposing team and achieve objectives.
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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

You’ll find roped climbing walls, a huge bouldering arena, a dedicated kids’ climbing area and something that’s entirely off-the-wall. Great fun for kids and the perfect antidote to boring gym regimes for adults!
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Theme Parks

Theme Parks

The best theme parks and adventure parks in or near Portsmouth. There’s plenty of splashing, rolling and laughing to do! There are themed rides including Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Indoor Play zone, play musical instruments and much more.
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Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Learn to ride or improve your horse riding skills. The clubs offer group and private lessons daily and lessons can be built around your specific skill level. They offer riding facilities for all ages and abilities.
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Zoo & WIldlife Parks

Zoo & WIldlife Parks

Walk among Tropical Butterflies, see exotic Birds and get close to many Beasts. Wander through a maze of seventeen covered theme gardens, see the artefacts from the shipwrecked HMS Hazardous sunk in 1706 and walk through..
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