From museums to sport, there is loads to do

The Royal Marines Museum held the Fleet Protection Pirates activity. (l-r) Katie Bell, customer care assistant at the Royal Marines Museum with brothers William Scott (7) and Cameron Scott (9) during the activity.''''Picture: Sarah Standing (132077-3239)

The Royal Marines Museum held the Fleet Protection Pirates activity. (l-r) Katie Bell, customer care assistant at the Royal Marines Museum with brothers William Scott (7) and Cameron Scott (9) during the activity.''''Picture: Sarah Standing (132077-3239)

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RUNNING around a city museum hunting modern pirates, children are having a great time.

The Royal Marines Museum, in Eastney, hosted the first of its pirates’ days yesterday.

It comes as part of its commando-style summer holiday activities.

The News’ Summer of Fun guide will cover activities happening across the museum and throughout the city.

We are providing a guide every day telling families what events and activities are being held in Portsmouth and the surrounding area.

Every weekday, the Royal Marines museum is having themed days encouraging children to learn about the marines but through fun activities.

Learning and access officer Andy Whincup played the pirate who the children had to capture.

He said: ‘The day went well and the children really enjoyed themselves.

‘They got the hang of it so quickly in both the morning and the afternoon sessions.’

Mum-of-two Lisa Clarke bought both her sons to the pirates day.

She said: ‘Will and Alex had a great time and we aim to bring them here a lot over the summer.’

Alex, eight, added: ‘I had a fun day with lots of favourite moments.’

Away from Portsmouth, Gosport is holding its Summer Passport Session.

Children and young adults are invited to various locations in Gosport to enjoy a range of activities.

It will be launched on Tuesday by Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes.

He said: ‘I am looking forward to visiting this scheme and meeting all the young people who have signed up to participate, as well as the organisers, partner agencies and local sports providers that are supporting the project.’

Activities include football, cycling, an assault course, water fights and a free barbecue.

What’s on and where...

With the week full of fun, family activities there is enough to entertain everyone.

Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard is having daily demonstrations at 10.30am of naval weaponry.

Families will have the chance to learn about Victorian guns, cutlasses and swords.

Also at the dockyard is a chance to experience life at the Tudor Top Table.

On Tuesday at 11am and 1.30pm, families can take part in dressing up and dancing in the new Mary Rose Museum.

Tickets are £5.

Today, at Gunwharf Quays, the Royal Marine Band is performing with visitors also being able to enjoy a balloon modeller, get their hair braided and try special fish and chips from Jamie’s Italian.

n If you have any events that you want covered call reporter Ellie Pilmoor on (023) 9262 2138.

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