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THERE is no need for parents to worry about their children this summer as a whole line-up of activities will keep them entertained.

With The News’ Summer of Fun guide you can find out what is going on and where.

Kicking off this Monday, Access All Areas will be in Fareham and Whiteley with events to keep teenagers busy for hours.

Across the area, Fareham’s Community Safety Partnership has organised day after day of summer fun.

Anyone between the ages of 11 and 17 can join in with activities running until August 14.

The first is at Cams Alders Recreation Ground in Fareham, and teenagers will be able to play rugby, try archery, have a pamper session, learn DJ skills and get advice from Military Mentors.

Councillor Arthur Mandry, chairman of the Fareham Community Safety Partnership, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for young people to try new activities for free during the summer holidays.

‘With so much to choose, from archery and pamper sessions to DJ skills and cake decorating, there is something for everyone.

‘I’d encourage youngsters to go along and see what’s happening near them.’

For the younger children, there is just as much fun going on.

The Royal Marines Museum in Eastney is having a summer activity for every day of the summer holidays.

Five themes will take over the museum including pirates, special forces, field gun, commando fit and behind enemy lines.

Children of all ages will have a chance to hunt down an evil sea lord or a group of terrorists planning to attack Britain. They can also enjoy a traditional gun run.

Learning and access officer Andy Whincup said: ‘We have had a great couple of days. It has been really fun and the weather has helped bring more families to us.

‘All our themes have got a link to the Royal Marines and what it is like.

‘So, our pirate day isn’t about pirates like Jack Sparrow but we will be sneaking around and rescuing boats that have been taken over. The whole summer should be great.’

WITH leisure centres offering free days and craft sessions at art galleries, this week has lots of family activities.

This weekend, Fareham Leisure Centre, on Park Lane, is holding free activities for the whole family.

It is hosting an open weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Families can try rock climbing, enjoy trampolining and gymnastics taster sessions and meet children’s television characters Peppa Pig and George. Events start at 10am.

Tomorrow, the Aspex Gallery, in the Vulcan Building in Gunwharf Quays, is having a craft morning.

Children are being invited to get messy and let out their creative side.

Sessions are £5 and start at 10.30am.

Also over the weekend, there is a Saxon two-day invasion.

At the Portsmouth City Museum in Museum Road, Portsmouth families will have the opportunity to see displays and demonstrations.

They will also have the chance to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara.

There be objects on display from the museum collection, some fun hands-on activities and the chance to handle archaeological finds.

The fun starts at 10.30am both tomorrow and Sunday and finished at 4pm.

Admission is free.

If you are holding an event or know of any that we should cover in our Summer of Fun guide let us know.

Contact reporter Ellie Pilmoor on (023) 9262 2138 or at