Don’t let the rain stop you having fun...

(l-r) Nigel Ashton, Ryan Unstead (8) and Luke Sweeney. ''Fareham Leisure Centre host free activities to keep families fit and busy this summer.'Picture: Allan Hutchings (132098-382)
(l-r) Nigel Ashton, Ryan Unstead (8) and Luke Sweeney. ''Fareham Leisure Centre host free activities to keep families fit and busy this summer.'Picture: Allan Hutchings (132098-382)

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DESPITE Britain enjoying one of the hottest summers for years, there will be days when the heavens open.

But this shouldn’t cast a downpour on your summer as The News’ Summer of Fun gives you plenty of ideas on how to banish the boredom.

In Portsmouth and the surrounding area, leisure centres are offering different classes for all ages.

Fareham Leisure Centre had an open weekend last week showcasing activities for children in the area.

The centre, in Park Lane, is encouraging children and young people to try something new during the summer.

Membership manager Nigel Ashton said: ‘This year we are running a huge summer-long campaign in conjunction with the national campaign Change 4 Life.

‘We have our Active Kids Club, swimming for all, dance school, racket sports and swimming lessons.

‘We will also be having another weekend in September to get children ready for school.’

And, for parents wishing to keep the children occupied in the house, there is also plenty to do.

With paper, paint, scissors and crayons, kids can be kept busy for hours.

They can discover different surfaces in the house 
with crayon rubbing using an array of colours to create a collage.

Radiators, floorboards and tiles all make good surfaces to create interesting pieces.

Printing can also let out their creative side with use of just a few potatoes and paint.

Parents can create simple shapes like stars, smiley faces, squares and even cars or animals to give children painting colours.

Colourful, intricate patterns can be made to be hung on the fridge.

For children aged seven and up, you can help them make their own board game.

From snakes and ladders to Pictionary, children can add their own flair and twists to the classic games.

They can play them over the summer with friends or family.

What’s on...

HORRIBLE histories and Peter Pan will be keeping the kids entertained this week.

Tomorrow, at Port Solent, there will be a Theseus and the Minotaur Greek Day.

Groundlings Theatre will be bringing their own horrible histories interactive show to the Kids Club.

Shows are at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Children can also decorate their own Greek mask at the make and do workshop.

On Saturday, Peter Pan is taking over the National Museum of the Royal Navy with challenges to get

into the Lost Boys and a chance to find the lost treasure.

Admission is free and the fun starts at 11am.