Portsmouth and the surrounding area offer a wealth of attractions for the whole family. With such an illustrious maritime history, it is of no surprise that there's such a strong theme of the sea to our top attractions!
PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
The Historic Dockyard is a must for visitors to the city and is home to Lord Nelson's HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and HMS M.33, a veteran of the First World War's Gallipoli campaign. You'll also learn all about Henry VIII's Mary Rose in the award-winning museum which houses artefacts recovered from the wreck.
EMIRATES SPINNAKER TOWER
Dominating the skyline is the 170 metre tall viewing tower, which offers amazing views and insights into Nelson's Victory and the Mary Rose shipwreck site. There's also a cafe 105 metres above the harbour if all the sea air makes you peckish!
This popular shopping, dining and leisure destination offers a great day out for those looking to indulge their retail habit!
FARLINGTON MARSHES WILDLIFE RESERVE
This coastal grazing marsh is minutes from Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth North and is popular with nature lovers. It is of international importance due to the bird populations it supports, which include the bearded tit, sedge and reed warblers.
Paultons Park – Home of Peppa Pig World, Ower, Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire SO51 6AL paultonspark.co.uk Paultons Park is the theme park for families which has more than 60 wonderful rides and attractions included in the admission price and is located just 30 minutes by car from Portsmouth Park Hotel (27.7 miles).
New for 2014 is the enchanting double-decker Victorian Carousel. Children and adults of all ages will love riding on the traditional galloping horses or in one of the ornate carriages. This magical, hand-crafted Carousel will transport guests back in time to enjoy the most iconic fairground ride of all, set in a beautiful period-themed garden.
ROBIN HOOD 4D is also new for 2014. Join the legendary Robin Hood in this thrilling 4D family action adventure film at the Show Street Cinema. ROBIN HOOD 4D takes audiences of all ages on the whirlwind journey of Maid Marion as she plunges into a world of excitement and falls for the dashing, reckless outlaw. Paultons amazing new multi-million pound Welcome Building opens its doors from Easter 2014. The state of the art new entrance features The Big Toy Shop, a giant new themed toy store with toys and gifts for boys and girls of all ages and surprises around every corner, and The Wildwoods restaurant, offering a wide range of delicious 'cooked to order' meals and snacks all day every day. This delightful forest-themed eatery is sure to set taste-buds tingling!
Paultons is of course home to the world's first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World! This amazing land let's youngsters discover Peppa's World in nearly 3 acres of fully themed fun! There are 7 fabulous rides including Miss Rabbit's Helicopter Flight, Peppa's Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa's Little Train, George's Dinosaur Adventure and you can even ride in a 'cloud' around Windy Castle!
Peppa Pig World features a huge indoor play area, Georges Spaceship Playzone and superb animated themed attractions including a chance to visit Peppa and her family in their house! Peppa Pig World is also home to Daddy Pig's Big Tummy café and Peppa's Toy Shop, the largest (and only!) dedicated Peppa Pig shop in the World!
City Center – 5.0 miles West
Fort Nelson – 1.2 miles North
Portsmouth Sea Life Center- 5.0 miles South West
Southsea Castle – 5.0 miles South West