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Unusual things to do near Portsmouth, Bognor Regis this weekend.

If you’re looking to find something to do with the kids or family, then check out our list below. We’d love you to join us, but if your looking for other options, then we’re sure there’s things here to wet your appetite.

Things to do in Portsmouth

The best things to do in Portsmouth include:

The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose was a favourite of Henry VIII. Built in1509 this battle ship was recovered from the Solent along with thousands of artefacts.

The Spinnaker Tower

The Spinnaker Tower is an observation tower, 170 metres high. Lottery funding helped finance the build and is the centrepiece of the Portsmouth Harbour.

Gunwharf Quays

The Quays have a large array of shops and restaurants, with something for everyone. Lots of parking in the area, so getting parked up is easy enough, before you start walking around and finding some great spots.

Things to do in Bognor Regis

There’s lots to do around Bognor Regis, both indoors and outdoors. These include:

Hotham Park, crazy golf, Bognor Pier, the seafront and esplanade.

There is a long walk along the promenade or you can enjoy a ride on the land train which runs during the summer.

Bognor Regis Museum

Bognor Regis Museum has FREE entry.   There’s lots to see and in particular, the history of Bognor.

Parks & Gardens

Hotham Park is the largest park in Bognor, around 22 acres. It has a mini railway, crazy gold, play area, boating lake and restaurant. It also has some pretty gardens and a water fountain.

Bognor Regis Pier

Built in 1865, this victorian pier is a really popular place for visitors.

Over the years, the weather has given the pier a hard time, but it is still a great place to visit, with amusements, fish and chips and even a night club.

 

Things to do in Selsey

Selsey is a small seaside town on the south coast. It’s only a few miles from our Stand up paddle board and watersports centre.

Selsey Lifeboat Station 

The original station opened in 1861, with the very first boat called “The Friend”.  In 1925, works began to build a new boathouse and saw many improvements to accommodate the new boats.  During World War II, the crew were involved in many rescues, often saving downed airmen.

Long beach walks heading from Bognor to Medmury nature reserve as well as long walks into Chichester for the more adventurous.

Selsey has a busy little high street, with cafes, pubs, supermarkets and shops.

 

Things to do in Chichester

Chichester is officially a city as it has a cathedral at the very heart of it. Sections of the city are surrounded by a roman wall as well as the hub, leading away into North, South, West and East Street.

Fishbourne Roman Palace

The Palace is a heritage site and is the only Roman Palace in Britain.  It has been extensively excavated and there is lots to see, from mosaics, the building structures, gardens and many artefacts, as well as learning about the history and connection to Chichester Harbour.

Chichester Cathedral

Founded in 1705, the cathedral is the only one in england to be visible from the sea. There is plenty to see in the Cathedral and you can take a guided tour or just look around yourself.

Chichester Canal

This is where we run our stand up paddle board lessons from and is a stunning, natural waterway, running out of the city for a few miles.

 

Things to do in West Sussex

 

Things to do in Southsea

Things to do in East Sussex

Things to do in Arundel

Things to do in Portsmouth this weekend

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