Things to do, rain or shine

Meet the Normandy Veterans at The D-Day Museum next week.
Meet the Normandy Veterans at The D-Day Museum next week.
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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WE’VE got three things for you and your family to get up to come rain or shine.

ACTIVITIES: Join in fun and games with the Port Solent Kidz Club this Easter holiday. There’s a Merlin themed knights school with jousting and medieval fun at the Groundlings Theatre, Portsea, on Tuesday. On Thursday, join Silly Scott as he is hosting a fantastic magic workshop where visitors can learn the tricks of the trade, and impress their friends and family. For more information call (023) 9221 0606.

ADVENTURE: Discover treasures from the National Museum of the Royal Navy collection and design a Treasure Island map to take home on Wednesday. All ages are welcome to the event at the museum and it’s free. There’s no need to book and visitors can just drop in. For more information call (023) 92 727587.

HISTORY: During the Easter holidays, there is a chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans’ Association, and talk to them about their experiences on D-Day and in the Battle of Normandy. It runs from 11am until 3pm, but it’s suggested that visitors phone before arrival. The normal admission charges. Call (023) 9282 7261 for more information.

explore: The Kings Theatre, Southsea, is opening its doors tomorrow and giving visitors the chance to explore the Grade Two listed Edwardian theatre. The monthly tours gives the public the chance to see areas that are normally off limits. Call (023) 9285 2206 for more information and ticket details.