Egg hunts, quizzes and trails for Easter fun days

There's plenty at the dockyard to keep kids entertained over Easter
There's plenty at the dockyard to keep kids entertained over Easter
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The Easter bunny has hopped to Portsmouth and left a trail of clues behind him.

He has bounced all over Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and now staff there are in need of some young detectives to help solve the mystery and they are offering some fantastic prizes.

This self-guided Easter egg hunt takes place over the Easter weekend, but before that there is plenty more fun to be had across the dockyard.

There is spooky Victorian storytelling aboard the HMS Warrior 1860 tomorrow, Sunday and Tuesday.

And, on Wednesday, families can create their own underwater gardens at the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Site tickets cost £19 for adults and £14.30 for children.

From the Historic Dockyard, to the Spinnaker Tower, there are events all over Portsmouth this Easter.

There is an Easter themed quiz trail for the children at the city’s iconic tower until April 25, plus a new High Spy Interactive Ship Finder.

To take part, download an quiz sheet before your visit from

The attraction is not only offering family events this Easter, it is also offering discounts with its new ‘Passport to Portsmouth’ scheme.

Designed to save families money, it offers discounts at other attractions across the area to those who keep their receipts from entry to the Spinnaker Tower.

Varying discounts are offered in return for a receipt at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Explosion Museum, The D-Day Museum, the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, the Royal Marines Museum, Blue Reef Aquarium, Pyramids Centre, plus hover travel and restaurants.

The Tower is open from 10am until 6pm daily and admission costs £8 for adults and £6.30 for children.

Across the water in Gosport, those who visit the Royal Navy Submarine Museum (with or without Passport to Portsmouth discount), can dress up a pirate, cruise across Portsmouth Harbour, keep a submarine at depth and make a garden.

Plus, new science games include an escape challenge, where the skill is to help a model submariner escape from under the water and a driving submarine challenge where the test is to maintain the submarine at a certain depth.

The museum is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. Admission costs £9 for adults and £6.30 for children.

Finally, for circus lovers, Holly Hill in Sarisbury Green is offering an Easter egg hunt with a twist – jugglers, clowns and funfair activities.

It takes place tomorrow at noon, with the last entry at 3.30pm and tickets cost £5.50 per child from the Fareham Tourist information centre on 01329 221342.

That bunny certainly has been busy.