Fun half-term workshops at Gunwharf Quays

Tom Bertram

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SHIVER me timbers and ahoy there me hearties – children are in for a treat this October half term.

Youngsters and their families are invited to take part in a huge variety of craft activities inspired by Gunwharf Quays’ naval history throughout next week.

These include making mysterious marionette puppets, developing ancient maps, and creating props for a special show next Friday – ahead of a fantastic fireworks display at 7.45pm.

Peter Emery, centre director, said: ‘We’re really proud of our important naval heritage and that of the city of Portsmouth so we decided to create October half term workshops that embraced that.

‘The holidays can be a stressful time for parents so we hope that these craft workshops will occupy the little ones and get their creative juices flowing.’

Next week’s events are part of a major £36,000 Arts Council England funded project to explore Gunwharf’s rich history.

Some activities will be charged for but many are free.