13 free ways to entertain your family over the Easter weekend in Portsmouth

THE bank holiday weekend is here and many of us will be able to enjoy a four day break.

Thursday, 18th April 2019, 7:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th April 2019, 7:32 pm
Free ways to entertain the family

If you are looking for ways to entertain the family over Easter but don;'t want to break the bank. Here are 13 free activities you could try. 

It has spectacular views of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, so why not stretch your legs and go for a walk up/ down Portsdown Hill!
Built by Henry VIII in the Tudor times to protect the coast from invaders, it is steep in history. Why not take a trip to visit it over the Easter weekend.

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Located in Old Portsmouth this historic church dates back to 1212, so is steeped in history. If you are looking for a few moments of peace, then the church is open to the public.
Located in the centre of the city this 15 acre park is hard to miss and is the perfect place to go for a quiet walk, have a picnic or if you have young children - burn off some energy in the adventurous play area.
This popular park dates back to 1866 and has a man made lake with pedal boats for hire. With the warm weather expected for the weekend, it will be a great place to enjoy the sunshine.
Learn more about the history of our great city at this museum. It is free entry, although donations are welcomed, and the museum will be open on Bank Holiday Monday.
With displays including dinosaurs, an A to Z of Natural History and a working beehive. This museum is well worth a visit. It is open on Bank Holiday Monday.
Open all year round, it is home to a number of wildfowl. It has wonderful walks if you want to stretch your legs in a beautiful location.
With views of the sea and the coast, the Southsea Common makes a great place to relax and enjoy the warm weather that is set for the city this weekend.
With the weather set to be sunny and warm over the Easter weekend, it would be a waste if you didn't make the most of it and take a trip down to Southsea Beach. You might even be able to work on a tan.
As Spring has well and truly sprung and the flowers are beginning to bloom, it seems like the perfect weekend to take a stroll around the Southsea Rose Garden.
This is one of the oldest parts of the city, being built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII and it is well worth seeing.
Located in Old Portsmouth, this is the oldest fortification in the city. Work began on it in 1418 and it was built to defend the entrance to the harbour. Now it is open to the public and you can climb to the top and take in the views.