Things to do, rain or shine

Join the feeding frenzy at Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.
Join the feeding frenzy at Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.
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HERE are three ideas of things to do come rain or shine.

AQUATIC: From today until Monday, the Blue Reef Aquarium, Southsea, will host a new event – Marine Munchies. Each day there will be 10 special feeding demonstrations which run every 30 minutes from 10.30am until 4.30pm. The feeding sessions, which the public take part in, will feature clown fish, rays, otters and the aquarium’s babies in the nursery displays. There will also be an opportunity to help feed the native rays and the giant freshwater carps. Go to

EXPLORE: Locals can test their knowledge and have some fun with a treasure hunt at Southsea this Monday. At 2.30pm, people will meet at the D-Day Museum to collect the clues, and there’s a small prize for a completed sheet, with the correct answers. It costs £3 for a family to take part. Tickets must be bought in advance from the Visitor Information Centre, the D-Day Museum or on (023) 9282 6722.

ENVIRONMENT: Volunteers are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and clean Southsea beach today. Barefoot Wine and ambassador Ben Fogle, who went to the University of Portsmouth, are leading the way in a campaign to keep Britain’s beaches barefoot friendly. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and cleaning kit at the start of the beach clean and will be thanked with Barefoot Wine. Fogle says: ‘A seemingly clean beach can have huge amounts of litter and rubbish just hidden beneath the surface.’