City wants children to stay busy this half-term

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YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to have a fun-filled half-term in the city.

Portsmouth City Council is running a number of activities and reminding residents there are six free adventure playgrounds to enjoy in the city.

On Wednesday, there will be a teddy bear hunt for children aged five to 11 at Portsmouth City Museum at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm, each lasting half-an-hour.

And from today until Friday, an association of Normandy veterans will be at the D-Day Museum talking about their experiences from 11am to 3pm.

Normal admission charges apply and the museum will be open from 10am to 5.30pm.

Then on Thursday and Friday the City Museum will showcase colourful butterflies and beetles from 11am to 3.30pm.

Youngsters are encouraged to learn about the colourful critters living in the local area,

There are other seasonal events across the city, along with a number of summer mini-festivals.

For more information and opening times see, or call (023) 9283 4779.