What to do in Portsmouth this Easter
The sun is shining and the Easter Holidays are fast approaching, the kids are off school and keeping them occupied can be tough. Luckily for us Portsmouth has plenty in store for the upcoming weeks. Have a look at our top picks of things to do this Easter around the city:
The Big Fat Easter Quiz at the Wedgewood Rooms
On Thursday 13th April, Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms are hosting the Big Fat Easter Quiz, covering a huge range of topics perfect for all.
With up to 6 per team, there are 8 rounds of questions, making a great night out for you and a few mates.
The Big Fat Easter Quiz covers topics such as Music, Geography, Sport, Arts and Culture, History, Celebrity, Film, and General Knowledge. There are plenty of prizes to be won so make sure to get involved.
The Easter Bunny at the Spinnaker Tower
The Easter Bunny will be hopping by over the Easter Bank Holiday to enjoy the stunning spring time views and give out some tasty treats at the Spinnaker Tower this April.
Join him for a jump across the glass floor if you dare!
The Easter Bunny will making appearances at various locations around the tower throughout the weekend. Occasionally he will need to put his paws up for a little rest, so if you don’t see him when you visit, do ask a member of staff to see when he’ll be hopping out next.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Pyramids Centre
Join Portsmouth’s Pyramids in the whimsical world of magic and wonder at the Mad Hatters Tea Party on Saturday 15th April.
Expect a fun packed afternoon with Alice and Mad Hatter entertainers, an Easter egg hunt and disco. There will also be photo opportunities with the entertainers and a whole host of party games on offer to keep your little ones entertained.
Beauty and the Beast Easter Pantomime at the Kings Theatre
A comedy pantomime adaptation of the iconic tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to The Kings Theatre stage this Easter.
Belle lives a quiet provincial life in the village of Ooh La La, until an Evil Enchantress arrives in town. Belle’s father accidentally stumbles across a terrifying Beast and his daughter is taken captive.
Easter Egg Hunt at Port Solent
Join Port Solent this Easter Holidays on Sunday 16th April for their annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Competition.
Wear your finest Easter Bonnet and come along to join in the fun and frolics with Port Solent.
Come and meet the Easter Bunny and friends, follow the clues to find some free yummy Easter treats. Also dress to impress in their Easter Bonnet competition.
Rogue One at No.6 Cinema
On Thursday 13th April, Portsmouth’s Independent cinema No.6 Cinema are showing the hugely popular Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Easter Family Trail at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard
Join Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard from 8th April through 23rd April for an Easter Family Trail all aboard the HMS Warrior.
Come on board and discover Portsmouth Dockyard’s ‘Jack Speak’ family trail this Easter half-term.
Jack Speak refers to the sailor slang that developed over time in the navy. Are you up to the challenge? We have Warrior Jack Speak hidden all over the ship – can you find them and work out what they mean?
The Wizard of Oz Easter Panto at Portsmouth Guildhall
On Thursday 20th April, Portsmouth Guildhall are showing their Easter Pantomime, The Wizard of Oz perfect to keep the kids occupied this Easter break.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Portsmouth Guildhall for a fantastic all-new Easter pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz, with an all-star cast and amazing live band.
There’s no place like Portsmouth Guildhall for family entertainment, so click those heels together and book your Easter panto tickets now!
Easter Brunch at the Spinnaker Tower
Join Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays this Easter and enjoy Brunch in the clouds, looking across the beautiful city of Portsmouth.
Escape the everyday and ascend to the clouds for a delicious brunch, high above the hustle and bustle of the world below. Indulge in delicious treats served as you gaze out at the beautiful views.
The Clouds is located at 105 metres above the harbour. The Easter Brunch experience includes the opportunity to enjoy the full Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience including their animated film show, view deck 1, glass Sky Walk and Sky Deck.
Guess How Much I Love You at the Kings Theatre
The Kings Theatre are showing the production of the well-loved book, Guess How Much I Love You in April.
Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the best-selling “Guess How Much I Love You” and “I love you All Year Round” collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage at the Kings Theatre Portsmouth, in this magical journey through the seasons.