Monopoly-themed fun day brings the sun out at kids playground

Charli Micklewright (9) from Stamshaw, with her tokens ready to start the activities.''Picture: Sarah Standing (132148-5861)
Charli Micklewright (9) from Stamshaw, with her tokens ready to start the activities.''Picture: Sarah Standing (132148-5861)

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A CLASSIC board game took over an adventure playground for the day.

Landport Adventure Playground, on Arundel Street, hosted their annual play festival with the theme of Monopoly.

Children of all ages collected their money at Go and went around the playground spending it on different games.

There were water games at the waterworks utility station and children could makes trains for the four train station stops.

Jon Chapman, site leader, dressed up as Rich ‘Uncle’ Pennybags, the character on the Monoply board.

He said: ‘This year, we wanted a theme for our adventure playground play festival.

‘The children came up with the idea of Monopoly because a lot of them had learnt to play it over the winter months.’

Fern Thompson heard about the summer activities from her son’s school friend.

She said: ‘We had only been here twice before but when we heard about the play festival, we decided to come along.

‘We do a lot of the free activities in Portsmouth to keep the boys entertained so I think things like this are great.’

For more information on activities at the adventure playgrounds, visit

There’s plenty more in store

WITH the first full week of the summer holidays nearly over, there is still loads of fun for families to look forward to.

Port Solent is continuing with their Kids Club next Tuesday with birds of prey making an appearance.

Falcons will be taking part in special shows at midday and 3pm, allowing families to see these deadly birds in action.

On Tuesday, children can also take a trip to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and have fun on the Tudor top table.

With dressing up and plenty of games, there will be loads for the family to enjoy. The event starts at 11am and then again at 1.30pm.

To book a place, visit or call (023) 9281 2931.

For a little more action-packed fun, kids can head to the Royal Marines Museum and try their hand at a commando fit course.

From 11am and 2pm, children can have a go at Royal Marine-style training to see what it is like to become a marine.

On August 7, families can head to Gosport and take part in their Summer Passport Activities.

Young people can bungee run, learn DJ skills and try skateboarding at Bridgemary Park, Bridgemary.