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A FREE, family fun day bought Paulsgrove alive over the weekend.

Paulsgrove Playing Fields played host to a number of free.

JUST LIKE HAT From left, Henry Blake, Oliver Lambert and Jamie Lambert. (132225-400)

JUST LIKE HAT From left, Henry Blake, Oliver Lambert and Jamie Lambert. (132225-400)

Visitors could enjoy a 75ft inflatable assault course, get creative with craft tents and have a go at big, outdoor games.

They also got to meet animals in a petting zoo.

The day was organised by the Family Church Portsmouth North, which meets at King Richard School.

Pastor Steuart Payne, a member of the group, said: ‘It is important for us to bring the community together for a day where they can relax and have fun.

‘Not everyone can afford to go out on expensive day trips so we wanted to make sure it was all free so everyone in the area could reap its benefits.’

WHAT’S ON

MUSEUMS in Portsmouth have a range of events for the family this summer.

The City Museum, on Museum Road, Portsmouth, is offering everything from teddy bear days to farm animals.

On August 22, from 11.30am, kids can experience a real life teddy bears’ picnic.

Children are encouraged to bring their bear and settle down for a Punch and Judy Show, a magic show and free entertainment.

Families can also explore the teddy bear exhibition for the full experience.

Picnic lunches are available to preorder from the café at £2.95 each.

Call (023) 9283 4779 for more information.

Tomorrow, children can spend time meeting all sorts of farm animals.

Millers Ark Farm will be coming to the museum gardens giving youngsters the chance to see some real life farmyard animals.

Entry is free and the animals will be there between 12pm and 2pm.

If you know of a fun event, contact Ellie Pilmoor on (023) 9262 2138 or at ellie.pilmoor@thenews.co.uk