Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Half Term Activities

October Half Term Listings

Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November

All school holiday activities are included with a valid ticket unless otherwise stated. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November
10am – 4.30pm
Halloween Pumpkin Family Trail HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
FREE with a valid ticket

Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November
10.30am – 4.30pm
Family Activity Area
HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Once the lower deck mess and schoolroom for Warrior’s young officers, Warrior’s Gun Room is somewhere you can bring your young “sailors” for R&R, including costumed role-play, toys, games and colouring sheets.
FREE with a valid ticket

Monday 29 October – Sunday 4 November
11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
Behind the Scenes 20th Century Tours
National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Tours include short introduction showing rare historic film, tour into collection stores with chance to see selected items to feature in new exhibitions opening 2014.
FREE with a valid ticket. Places limited to 15 per tour (cannot be booked in advance).

Monday 29 October
10.30am – 4.30pm
Ancestry Introduction
HMS Victory Lower Gun Deck at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Experts from the National Museum of the Royal Navy will be on hand to help people find out if they have a link to HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar and/or give them advice on taking the next steps in their research.
FREE with a valid ticket

Tuesday 30 October – Thursday 1 November
11am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm
Hands on Halloween HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Spooky art and craft with a Halloween theme.
FREE with a valid ticket, Drop-in activity – all ages welcome

Wednesday 31 October
11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Cape Horn Capers National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Explore the treacherous waters around Cape Horn! Then find out more about the story of Captain Bligh and the Bounty’s voyage around the Cape.
FREE drop-in workshop, all ages welcome

Thursday 1 November
11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Animal Encounters and Creepy Creatures HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Join Animal Encounters HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and meet some of the unwelcome stowaways that joined ships like HMS Victory on their far flung travels. From tarantulas to cockroaches and snakes to scorpions don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see and handle some creepy, crawlies!
FREE with a valid ticket. Drop-in, all ages welcome

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