SCHOOL is out and the sun is up – a fun-filled summer is about to begin.
To keep you in-the-know about what to do during the school holidays the The News is bringing you an ideas-packed Summer of Fun guide.
Our Summer of Fun pages will give you daily ideas for events and trips to fit any budget.
No matter what your interests are, there will be always something for the family to enjoy which you can find out about in The News.
The Southsea Comedy Festival starts on Thursday, with funnyman Eddie Izzard taking the stage in a big top on Southsea Common.
The festival will also feature comedians Russell Kane and Marcus Brigstocke.
The common will become a fun-packed showground from Friday to Sunday.
Bigger and better than ever before, the Southsea Show has been split into themed ‘villages’ including a Farm Village, Food Village, Sports Village and Kids Activity and Youth Village.
Each area will have its each own tents, activities and a central stage or arena for displays.
The Hillside Youth Club has launched a summer activity programme for 11 to 19-year-olds.
Based at the Hillside and Wymering Centre in Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, the youth club is offers youngsters the chance to play pool and table tennis, make their own art and socialise.
Other activities include football and pool tournaments, fun sumo, jousting and barbecues.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is catering for youngsters.
As well as the ship-themed adventures at the MiniPort and Action Stations, a family activity area onboard HMS Warrior has been opened.
Located in the ship’s gunroom, young visitors can enjoy costumed role play, toys, games and colouring.
The Royal Marines Museum is running a Get Me Out of Here survival activity for youngsters until Sunday.
Those taking part will learn how to build a shelter, forage for food and camouflage themselves.
Fareham Borough Council has once again organised an Access All Areas programme of events for 11 to 17-year-olds.
The programme will include everything from rugby to pamper sessions, laser quest, music workshops and T-shirt painting.
Fareham Community Safety Partnership chairman Councillor Trevor Cartwright said: ‘These are a fun-filled three weeks and allows young people to enjoy themselves in a safe environment.
‘I’d encourage as many young people as possible to take part in these free activities.’
THERE’S so much going on in the region over the next week there’s no excuse to stay at home.
Among the activities planned are Kids’ Club sessions at Port Solent.
Tomorrow there will be a beach party featuring host Silly Scott.
Shows start at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, with limbo competitions and Hula dancing.
On Thursday at Port Solent there will be a drumming workshop.
Libraries will also offer free, activities for young children.
The Alderman Lacey Library in Tangier Road, Baffins, will host a Magical Mermaids event from 2pm to 3pm today.
There will be a Dastardly Dragons-themed event at Beddow Library in Milton from 11am to 12pm tomorrow.
At the same library on Friday, the Friends of Beddow Library will host a Great Beddow Bake-Off from 11am to 2pm, which will cost £1 for adults and 50p for children.
At Carnegie Library in Landport from 11am to 12pm today there will be a Storytelling and Dog Safety session run by Dogs Trust.
North End Library is planning a Mythical Maze treasure hunt from 11am to 12pm tomorrow.
Fareham’s Access All Areas programme starts today with a launch event at Cams Alders Recreation Ground.
Activities will include rugby, pamper sessions, henna tattoos, inflatables, laser quest, DJ skills, music workshops, tchoukball, cake decorating and a free barbecue.
Tomorrow, the fun will move to the Locks Heath Centre Open Space, where there will be quad bikes, henna tattoos, DJ skills, face-painting pamper sessions, T-shirt painting and cake decorating.
There will be more fun in Titchfield on Wednesday when Access All Areas heads to the Titchfield Recreation Ground.