Diving Museum

Diving Museum

Dive in and see a fascinating collection of diving equipment covering all aspects of diving; recreational, commercial and military including equipment used by the Royal Navy and James Bond. The Museum is housed in a former Victorian Gun Battery, and outside in the grounds you will find an intriguing display of diving chambers and diving bells that look like they have just landed from outer space.

For the kids, there are trails and quizzes, and activities such 'dress the diver', and 'sink the penny diver'.

17th Century Village: 1642 Experience

Little Woodham’

Step back to the 17th century, specifically to the year 1642 at 'Little Woodham'.

This fascinating living museum recreates village life from the period. Tour the village and let the costumed interpreters – the ‘villagers’ – involve you in their daily life.

Observe the skills of the blacksmith, help prepare timber and admire the craft of the lace-makers and weavers, or stop off at the local ale-house.

The village is on the edge of the Alver Valley, why not make a day of it – bring a picnic and take a gentle stroll through this green oasis.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Step into the secret world of the submariner at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and explore what life was really like in the Silent Service.

The Museum includes guided tours of HMS Alliance, the only surviving World War II era British submarine, where ex-submariners bring to life the experience of living below the waves. The Museum is also home to three other submarines: Holland 1, the Royal Navy’s first ever submarine, X24, the last surviving British midget submarine from the WWII period, and a German Biber midget submarine.

The kids can try their hand at keeping a submarine buoyant, fighting the enemy and getting to grips with the science behind a sonar ping in the interactive science gallery.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower

This award-winning museum is located in historic 18th century waterfront buildings which formerly were the Royal Navy’s armaments depot.

Using interactive and audio-visual displays, the Museum tells the story of naval armaments through the ages. The collection includes cannons & guns, shells & munitions, mines, torpedoes and modern missiles. There's even an atomic bomb.

Ideal for visitors of all ages, the Museum also runs a year-round programme of events and activities.

The Museum is part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

HOVERCRAFT MUSEUM

Hovercraft Museum

The Hovercraft Museum based in Lee-on-the-Solent is home to the world’s only collection of historic hovercraft. Based on the former HMS Daedalus site at Lee-on-the-Solent, the Museum currently has 75 hovercraft including a hovercraft that featured in the opening chase sequence of the James Bond movie 'Die Another Day'.

The annual HoverShow draws thousands of visitors and has become a regular feature in the diary of enthusiasts and local residents alike.

The museum is not open everyday, so please check their website for opening times.. 

Solent Springs Adventure Golf

Solent Springs Adventure Golf

Enjoy a round of mini-golf with the kids. Open every day 10.30 - 17.00 subject to weather - phone 07973 309770to check.

Social distancing measures are in place, and everyone apart from under 5s is required to wear gloves while playing.

Stokes Bay, Gosport PO12 2QT

Alver Valley

Alver Valley

The Alver Valley Country Park is Gosport's wildlife haven. You can enjoy woodland, lakes, ponds and views of the River Alver which runs through the park. There's plenty for wildlife enthusiasts with reptiles, foxes, deer and a variety of birdlife to look out for.

Download the Alver Valley Leaflet here.

The Wild Grounds Nature Reserve

The Wild Grounds Nature Reserve

The Wildgrounds represents one of the few remaining unspoilt woodland pastures in South East Hampshire. It is an area of about 67 acres and was designated as local NatureReserve in 1978. In 1984, in recognition of its unique character, it was made a site of special scientific interest

There are two marked trails “red” and “green”. Both trails start at Middle Barn.

Download the Wild Grounds Leaflet here.

Stoked Watersports

Stoked Watersports

Stoked Watersports provides kayak hire, stand up paddleboard hire and other watersports activities and events ideal for beginners and experienced enthusiasts of all ages. Our base in Stokes Bay is situated just outside of Gosport and offers the best views of the Solent across to the Isle of Wight. Come down to Stoked, we'll get you kitted up and safely on the water and support you to make sure you have a great time.

Ice Skating in Gosport

Ice Skating in Gosport

Gosport is one of the few places in Hampshire with a permanent ice-rink. Open everyday of the week, you can hire skates or bring your own – making it ideal for beginners and skaters of all abilities. With special offers and events happening throughout the year, its worth checking out the Planet Ice website to see what’s on during your stay. There is free parking on site, refreshments and facilities for those that prefer to spectate. The ice rink is located next to the Gosport Leisure Centre on the A32, and close to Fort Brockhurst.

Go Karting in Gosport

Go Karting in Gosport

The Team Sport Go karting site in Gosport is over 450 metres of hairpin bends and fast straights, designed to thrill and test the most skilful of drivers. Located off the A32 at Fareham Reach Industrial Park, there is free onsite parking and a range of facilities, including changing rooms. Helmets and Race Suits are supplied and whether you are racing as an individual, or a team, you will get a digital tracktime sheet as a reminder of your achievements (good or bad!).

Gosport BMX

Gosport BMX

BMX riding is a fun and exciting way for the kids to use their boundless energy so head for the Gosport BMX track and see them go. The track holds regular races and events throughout the year.

Gosport Leisure Park

Gosport Leisure Park

There are plenty of places to swim in the sea from the beaches at Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay, but if you prefer to do your swimming in a pool, then we have that covered too at the recently redeveloped Gosport Leisure Centre. Here you will find a 25 metre main pool ranging in depth from 1.0 to 1.8 metres, plus for those still learning to swim there is a 12 metre teaching pool with a depth of 0.7 to 0.8 metres.

If you find that you have over indulged on your holiday or simply want a workout, you will find that the Leisure Centre’s well-equipped gym offers an ideal environment to tone, tighten, lose weight, build strength or increase your stamina.

For football fanatics there is an indoor 5-a-side football pitch, eight outdoor 5-a-side all weather pitches, one outdoor 7-a-side pitch and two outdoor mini grass pitches. 

Gosport Discovery Centre

Gosport Discovery Centre

In Gosport town centre you’ll find The Discovery Centre, The Museum on the Mezz, The Gosport Gallery and SEARCH. These venues are next to each other in the High Street, and host a wide variety of exhibitions and events. From art exhibitions showcasing the works of the finest local artists to major exhibitions featuring collections from Gosport and Hampshire and prestigous collections loaned from national museums.

You'll also find a diverse range of events running throughout the year. Ranging from theatrical productions and childrens fun days to fascinating talks and art workshops.

Monkey Bizness Activity Centre

Monkey Bizness Activity Centre

Ideal for when the weather’s not great, Monkey Bizness is an indoor multi-activity centre, with three kids play areas for children up to 12 years of age. Huge play frames, games, slides plus special areas for toddlers mean plenty of scope for the kids to burn off energy. The centre has free WiFi and a cafe

Gosport Ferry and Cruises

Gosport Ferry and Cruises

The Gosport Ferry operates continously, 5:30am to midnight, seven days a week from a landing stage adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour Rail Station. The trip across the bustling Portsmouth Harbour only takes 5 minutes.

The company also runs a range of leisurely sight-seeing cruises around The Solent during the summer months. Take a cruise to to the beautiful Hamble River or the scenic Beaulieu River, or enjoy a four forts cream tea cruise - it is such a relaxing way to see the sights.