Youngsters get all clued up

HINT The cook, Lyn Hart helps James Norton, five, and his sister Eve Norton, nine. Picture: Paul Jacobs (132241-1)
HINT The cook, Lyn Hart helps James Norton, five, and his sister Eve Norton, nine. Picture: Paul Jacobs (132241-1)
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PUZZLES, murder mysteries and real-life characters kept children entertained yesterday.

The Discovery Centre, in Gosport, hosted a Cluedo-themed day bringing the classic board game alive for children in the area.

The kids had to catch the murderer using puzzles and clues left around the centre.

Workers dressed up as characters inspired by the game and helped the children catch the murderer by leading them away from red herring clues.

Emma Hart, assistant learning officer at the Discovery Centre, said: ‘The Cluedo day was amazing.

‘We had so many children interested and it was a great opportunity to utilise what we have at the centre.

‘We used many of the objects here to help the kids solve the clues and the puzzles and it was a fun way for them to learn about the artefacts we have here.

‘Nearly everyone managed to work out that the reverend was the killer. Only one child got led astray by the fake clues.’

This is the first time the centre has hosted an event like this but the feedback proved it to be popular.

Emma added: ‘The feedback we got about the morning was better than expected and showed that the kids enjoyed what we had on offer.

‘The highlights for them were meeting the characters.’

As well as solving the puzzles, the children got to design their own warrant card and make their own moustaches to disguise their identity.

TALL TOWERS AND DRESS UP

FROM dizzying heights to dressing up, this week has a range of fun for families.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the holidays children can travel back in time on board HMS Warrior.

There will be a chance to dress up like a Victorian, make souvenirs, and become a pier entertainer from 11am.

Also at the dockyards, there is plenty to enjoy for the under-fives.

This Friday from 11am to 12.30pm, at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, they can drop in for crafts, dressing up and story time.

Families can also experience the heights of the Spinnaker Tower for less with a summer family ticket.

Younger visitors can make use of child-friendly audio guides, and all the family can enjoy the breathtaking views on offer.