Shipwreck-themed ideas gave families lots to do

Little Mix tribute to perform at Christmas light extravaganza

0
Have your say

THE seafront in all its glory was on show to visitors for a maritime event.

Shipwrecked in Southsea brought fun and variety to the coast with a number of businesses hosting events for their customers.

BIG DAY Caroline Barrie-Smith, left, the education officer for the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology with 'Professor Archie Ology' and assistant Jasmine Noble-Shelley. Picture: Malcolm Wells (1322221-6456)

BIG DAY Caroline Barrie-Smith, left, the education officer for the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology with 'Professor Archie Ology' and assistant Jasmine Noble-Shelley. Picture: Malcolm Wells (1322221-6456)

Clarence Pier cut prices for its aerial adventure ropes course and set up a walk the plank obstacle course.

The Blue Reef Aquarium held shipwreck-themed events, including a talk by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology.

Representatives from the trust visited the aquarium to tell families about shipwrecks, show them items from the Mary Rose and tell them about sea creatures that would live in a shipwreck.

Jen Atkinson, sales and executive manager at the aquarium, said their summer events were popular.

She said: ‘Everyone who came to the aquarium enjoyed our shipwreck talks.

‘They had the chance to watch footage from the Mary Rose wreck dive but also got to handle creatures that might have lived in the wreck. The families enjoyed learning about the shipwrecks and how some old ships are shipwrecked just to become a reef.’

THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK...

FROM action-packed fun days to a charity summer party, this week has an endless supply of summer fun.

Tomorrow, the Royal Marines Museum is hosting its Behind Enemy Lines activity.

With two sessions to attend, children have to set up camp and make their way to a rescue helicopter before attacking an enemy camp.

The morning session starts at 11am and the afternoon activity begins at 2pm.

For a more laid-back summer activity families can attend the Ickle Pickles Summer

Party.

The premature babies charity is holding its annual summer party on August 17.

On Southsea Common, people can take part in sumo-suit wrestling, laser tag, children’s rides as well as enjoy live music.

All money raised will be going to the Cosham Neonatal Unit.

For more information on the event visit icklepickles.org

There is also a pirate day in Milton for children to listen to stories and join in with pirate games at Milton Locks Nature Reserve.

Today, kids aged four to seven years old, can go along at 1.30pm.