Egg-citing ideas for Easter around Portsmouth

There are plenty of Easter egg hunts planned around Portsmouth.
There are plenty of Easter egg hunts planned around Portsmouth.
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There are plenty of egg-cellent events going on over the coming days to keep the younger members of your family entertained.

Many popular places to visit are hosting egg trails as well as other Easter-related activities.

Among them is Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, which will have an egg trail aboard HMS Warrior from today to Monday between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

Visitors can follow a trail of clues to find chocolate eggs hidden throughout the ship.

It’s free to take part with a valid museum ticket.

Further along at the dockyard, the National Museum of the Royal Navy is hosting a rabbit-hunting event.

Visitors can search for Wilfred, a floppy-eared critter who lived aboard the First World War battleship HMS Centurion.

The rabbit is hiding somewhere in the galleries, and can be found by following a trail of clues. Junior rabbit hunters can also borrow an under 5s ‘sensory bunny bag’ to help them explore the museum.

Portsmouth City Museum in Southsea is also hosting an Easter egg hunt. For 50p, visitors can take part in an animal trail or a detective trail around the museum and receive an Easter prize. The museum is open every day over Easter from 10am to 5.30pm.

Another option is Staunton Country Park in Havant.

The popular spot is hosting an Easter trail, animal encounters and crafts. There will be an egg hunt on Easter Sunday with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The park is open daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

The Plough and Barleycorn pub in Waterlooville is also getting in on the Easter act, with plenty of children’s activities planned.

On Sunday, the pub will have an Easter egg hunt from 12.30pm.

There will be a visitors dressing up as some of the characters from the ever-popular Disney film, Frozen, including, everyone’s favourite snowman, Olaf.

There will also be games, a bouncy castle and an open mic night from 8pm.

Over at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, children will be able to make a chocolate Easter egg ‘bomb’ with a popping candy center. This event takes place today from 11am to 3pm.