Things To Do With Kids In Portsmouth

Michael Mckenzie
October 27, 2023
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Things To Do With Kids In Portsmouth

Finding things to do with the family can sometimes be challenging. Children can often become bored of the same old places so a bit of variety can go a long way to keep things exciting for them. Especially in the holidays, when all the usual play zones are full to the brim, you may struggle to think of something a little different to entertain the little monsters.

Of course, it’s good to let off some steam and have a run around, but just as important is letting off the gas and get creative! So, we have taken the time to show you three things you can do with kids in Portsmouth that you may not have considered before.


At MAKE, in Fratton, Portsmouth, you will find a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. MAKE is a charity designed to help people with learning disabilities and autism so money raised here will go to a great cause. The building is spacious and warm with so much to see and do.

There is somewhere to sit and relax in Quarry Cafe, serving hot food and drinks. The portions are very generous and very well priced. And to top it off they have cake!

You can relax on the sofas and sit and read if you want some serious chill time.

Upstairs is an extremely well-equipped crafts room with space for about 20 children to craft and design anything they can imagine. I even made a ship out of wood and sewing bobbins!

MAKE also host events which can be found online for even more to do!

Don’t want to be inside? MAKE also have a farm which can be visited if you want some fresh air too.

From Make:

Supporting people with learning disabilities and / or autism to reach their potential across Sussex & in Portsmouth. We work alongside people to increase skills, live good lives and have great opportunities. We believe in strong partnerships between social enterprise and charity activities to enable people to have real choices and more independent and interdependent lives.


MAKE at Aldingbourne Enterprise

1 Cornwall Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth PO1 5AA

Mini Ravers

For a fun and exciting time for kids and adults, come along to a Mini Ravers event. Expect meet & greets from all your little one’s favourite characters, giant inflatable balloons and a whole load more! We urge you and your little ones to dress up in the most exciting costumes you can find!

What can you expect:

  • Resident Mini Ravers DJ's
  • FULL SCALE Festival Production, HUGE LED Screens
  • Characters
  • Face-painting
  • 1000's of free Glow-Sticks, Giant Balloons, UV Lights
  • T tuck shop
  • Giant confetti cannons!
  • Bouncy Castles & a whole load more!


Artypotz Ceramics

Pottery painting! Lets get creative! You can go along as a small group or a bigger party. You can paint ornaments, plates, mugs and more. They have a large selection of pottery to choose from, around 40 popular paint colours, all of which are non-toxic and food safe. You don't have to be 'arty' to do pottery painting. They have lots of tools to help you on your way - sponges, stamps, stencils, books and decorated items to give you inspiration. There is always someone on hand to offer advice, just ask!

Baby prints are a popular activity too. Memorialise those special moments together.

Cost:  All pieces are individually priced as a finished piece of pottery, which includes painting, glazing and firing of your pieces.  Pottery prices range from £10 upwards, so there is something to suit everyone's budget.

What a great way to get involved with your kids!


Artypotz Ceramics

87 Castle Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3AY

We hope you have found this article useful and given you some great ideas for your next day out.

Michael Mckenzie
Owner, Paramount Cleaning Company
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