What’s on during October half term at Gunwharf Quays
To ensure you make the most of your day, hop on the Park and Ride bus. It’s the quickest way to head to Gunwharf Quays’ this half term, with buses running directly from the main road into Portsmouth to The Hard, the centre’s nearest bus station, every 10 minutes. The journey only takes only 11 minutes, leaving you more time to be hunting down those all-important bargains.
Love Southsea Market
From 25th October to 3rd November, Gunwharf Quays will welcome back the popular Love Southsea Market. The market will offer a range of unique products from the best local traders, showcasing everything from beautiful jewellery to clothing, artwork, photography, and crafts.
Hit the shops
Kit out your winter wardrobe with brands including Vans, Joules and The White Company, or the newest arrival to Gunwharf Quays. With over 90 outlet stores on offer, everyone has the chance to treat themselves for less and even get ahead with some early Christmas shopping.
Our Children’s Passport Scheme enables families to pick up a free ‘Passport’ from Guest Services (located in Central Square) to equip them with all the information they need for a fun family day out.
In addition to tips on what to visit, including the new playground, Mini Ports and Mini Loco Train, the Passport includes advice on what to do if a child becomes separated from their family. Parents can also collect a wristband to write their contact number on to ensure they can be easily contacted if required.
Why not head down to Gunwharf Quays Marina where you can enjoy a 20-minute rib ride around the Solent. Or for smaller guests, Miniport Portsmouth offers the chance to captain and drive your own small vessel. No helm experience is required as all the electric ships are fun and easy to drive, providing hours of fun for your little ones – or the little one inside of you!
If you prefer solid ground, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower offers stunning 350º views across the city and beyond, and you can even try their new VR experience, Altitude, for an indoor thrill.
With over 30 bars and restaurant options available at Gunwharf Quays, there’s delicious dining to be enjoyed by all. From burgers and beer at HUBBOX, a Mexican feast at Chiquito’s, or relaxing tea and cake at Parade Tea Rooms, even the fussiest eaters will be spoiled for choice!
Many of Gunwharf Quays’ favourite eateries are holding special half term deals for their customers. Fuel up for a fun filled day with a Carluccio’s Breakfast Magnifica, including a hot drink and juice for only £11.50! Kids Eat Free before 6pm at Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill from 19th October – 3rd November, and Pho is bringing some extra fun to the table; collect all 6 trading cards exclusive to Pho Portsmouth, and your child could become a mini Pho VIP, with free food all year!
To check out all the offers up for grabs, visit https://gunwharf-quays.com/food-and-drink.
Sit back and enjoy the latest blockbuster
Why not pop into Vue cinema to catch the eagerly anticipated Disney sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, or laugh your socks off at Shaun’s latest adventure in Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon? You’ll all be taken back to your childhood with the Vue Family Ticket, where everyone pays a child’s price on U, PG and 12A films when booking online.
Take to the lanes
Show off your competitive side at Hollywood Bowl, the centres indoor bowling centre. Family bowling starts at just £27.29, 7 days a week, and kids eat, drink and bowl from just £7.49pp.
Yvonne Clay, Senior Marketing Manager at Gunwharf Quays, says: “From shopping and dining to leisure, Gunwharf Quays is the perfect destination for keeping the whole family entertained and allowing you to spend some quality time together this half term. We can’t wait to welcome all our guests and hope they enjoy what this great waterfront destination has to offer.”
Visit https://gunwharf-quays.com/whats-on for more information.