Loads of activities are offered in fun scheme

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ZORBING, Lazer Quest and ice skating are among scores of exciting events taking place as part of a Gosport Summer Passport Scheme.

The programme runs from this week until August 14 and features fun days for children born between September 1, 1997 and 31 August 2002.

Locations include Fort Brockhurst, Leesland Park and the Grange Road BMX track.

Tomorrow, the action will be at Lee-on-the-Solent Seafront with kayaking, Henna tattooing, sailing, windsurfing and volleyball all on offer from midday to 4pm.

DJ Small Paul will be there to entertain, and there will also be a surf simulator and paddle boarding.

Gosport Borough Councillor John Beavis, who is chairman of the Gosport Community Safety Partnership, said: ‘This is a very successful scheme which gives children an opportunity to do fun things and make new friends. We’re excited about the programme we’ve got for them – it really is an excellent mix.’

For a full list of events, visit safergosport.co.uk.

n Elsewhere tomorrow, there will be a ‘Doggie Tales For Children’ session at Cosham Library. To take place from 11am to 12pm, this will be a chance for youngsters to learn more about dogs.

Aimed at children aged five to 11, the children will also be able to meet a special canine friend – an ‘education dog’ from the Dogs Trust, Britain’s largest dog welfare charity.

n Another event will be ‘The Case of the Secret Code’ on Friday at Portsmouth City Museum in Museum Road.

To run from 10.30am to 2pm, this activity will allow children aged five to 11 to take party in a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery, finding hidden numbers and locating a mysterious locked chest.

The event is free and advance bookings can be made on (023) 9283 4744.

n Also on Friday, there will be a free Play Rangers fun day for children up to the age of 12 at the Ocean Close green space in Stowe Estate, Fareham.

The free event will feature fun outdoor games and activities for children from 1.30pm to 3pm.Youngsters under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.