From horses to monster trucks at HMS Sultan

Lots of family activities at HMS SUltan Summer Show
Lots of family activities at HMS SUltan Summer Show
Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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Thousands of people will be heading to HMS Sultan at Gosport this weekend as the annual Summer Show takes place tomorrow and Sunday from 10am.

This year there will be a few new additions to the line-up along with favourites from last year who will be returning.

Lieutenant Commander Roy Johnson says: ‘Everyone at HMS Sultan is looking forward to welcoming the people of Gosport and surrounding areas for our annual Summer Show.

‘It is a major event in the Gosport community calendar and is attended by about 25,000 visitors over the two days.

‘The main aim of the show is to provide a wide variety of high quality, but affordable, family entertainment and attractions for all age groups.

‘We are confident there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the event.

‘We are also proud that all of the profit will be donated to local and service charities.

‘Over the past two years this has equated to about £60,000. ‘

The monster trucks will be returning by popular demand and are headlining the Network Rail arena.

Also in this arena will be the Chariots of Fire – a horse display team – plus the Rose and Thistle pipes and drum band and the Portsmouth Area VCC Field Gun.

The event will also be welcoming back The Festival Circus, who have been absent from the show for the past six years.

The circus company will be performing in the Big Top with a mix of traditional and contemporary displays.

You will also get the opportunity to try and perfect some circus skills in one of the practical workshops available.

Tomorrow the Elson Youth Choir will be performing in between the circus shows and on Sunday the Pompey Pluckers will take over.

Across the grounds there will be military vehicles on display for you to explore.

For younger children there will be a petting zoo, wildlife displays and Peter Burnett’s funfair.

A variety of refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £4 for children and can be bought in advance or at the gate on the day.

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