Hollywood Bowl Portsmouth
"Hollywood Bowl Gunwharf Quays has 26 lanes of tenpin bowling, full sized American pool tables, the latest arcade games and a late-licensed Bar and Grill serving all of your favourites. With our new online booking system, bowling just got better!"
Bowlplex boasts 26 computerised bowling lanes, offering bumpers and bowling ramps (if required) for the youngest The Stadium Sports Bar and Grill is the DJ and dance floor, with late License on Fridays and Saturdays. All the latest hits are played and everybody is encouraged to get up and have fun…
“"Grosvenor Casino Portsmouth is the perfect leisure destination, offering a unique gaming experience in the heart of Portsmouth’s finest designer retail outlet. Our recent refurbishment has created a brand new gaming area to compliment the main casino, bringing you more Jackpot Slot Machines, new table games including a Bucket Dice Table, a Big 6 Money Wheel and a late night bar. Each area comes with its own unique ambiance, giving you the chance to tailor your ultimate casino experience at Grosvenor Casino Portsmouth. Grosvenor Casinos’ restaurants offer an array of contemporary and delectable dishes and drinks, all served in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Whether full meals such as our delicious mushrooms, goats’ cheese, spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes stone-baked pizza or small plates such as slow-cooked tender pork ribs, there is something for everyone. Tuck into our premium 10oz. Rib-Eye steak cooked to your preference for date night, snack on our salt & pepper dusted fried calamari with garlic mayonnaise and fresh lemon with your friends, or satisfy your sweet tooth with our warm Belgian waffles served with vanilla ice cream drizzled in chocolate. And we’ve handpicked wines, beers and spirits from all around the globe to complement our range of dishes. Be sure to check your local casino for their new menu offering as well as any special food and drink offers."”
Point of Interest
“Little Woodham, also known as "The Living History Village of Little Woodham" or "The Seventeenth Century Village", is a living museum dedicated to recreating life in a rural village in the mid-17th century. It is situated in ancient woodland in Rowner, on the Gosport peninsula, Hampshire. The hamlet of Little Woodham was initially created in 1984 as a temporary reenactment of village life on the eve of the English Civil War by members of The English Civil War Society as part of their enactment of the fictional Battle Of Stokes Bay. Following this, Society volunteers continued the exhibition during the summers of 1984 and 1985. When the English Civil War Society announced they would be unable to continue, local residents formed the Gosport Living History Society to take over the running of the village to preserve it as an educational resource and tourist attraction. The Gosport Borough Council provided much of the financing and administration until 1995 when the Gosport Living History Society became a registered charity and took on sole responsibility for funding and administration, and in 2007, Little Woodham won the "Best Leisure & Tourism Venue" in the "Go Gosport". Little Woodham has the only 17th Century replica pottery kiln in the world, carefully reconstructed using the same materials and techniques. It was fired for the first time in 2015 and has been fired each year since with all the pottery made using the kick wheel turntable in the 17th Century Pottery. The 17th Century coal forge was recreated using evidence gathered from an archaeological dig of a *seventeenth-century blacksmith shop at Ferryland, Newfoundland (built 1622) and from various *paintings and etchings from the period. Although the forge is a recreation, the artefacts anvils and tools used in the forge are hundreds of years old, so the sounds and smell of the coal forge is as close as you will ever get to being in a forge in the 17th century. 17th century coal forge and English 5th foot anvil Little Woodham also run frequent 17th-Century Forge Experience days for visitors to spend a day working in the 17th Century coal forge, guided by Little Woodham's blacksmith to recreate 17th-century iron work and learning traditional techniques and skills using steel and wrought iron, and look at the real 17th-century examples. There are a number of other trades and crafts throughout the village, including weavers and wool dyers, a wood turner, button maker, apothecarist, scribe, trickster and barber surgeon and many more.”
“The Diving Museum covers all aspects of diving from underwater sports and spear fishing to military, commercial and scientific research diving. We also have an outdoor display of large exhibits including world record-breaking diving chambers and bells and even the world’s first ‘transfer-under-pressure” diving bell. We have a special display dedicated to Gosport’s important role in diving research. For the kids there are trails and quizzes, ‘dress the diver’, ‘sink the penny diver’, colouring-in and lots more! The Diving Museum is housed in a Napoleonic Battery built in 1860. The building is itself an attraction with a fascinating history leading from Victorian times through two world wars and as a nuclear shelter in the cold war.”
“The Hovercraft Museum, located in Lee-on-the-Solent in Hampshire, England, is a museum run by a registered charity dedicated to hovercraft. The museum has a large collection of over 60 hovercraft of various designs. Situated at HMS Daedalus by the large slipway from where many hovercraft have been tested, the museum collection includes SR.N5 and SR.N6 hovercraft. The collection also contains the last remaining SR.N4 craft, the world's largest civil hovercraft, which has been laid up in Lee-on-the-Solent since cross-Channel services ceased on 1 October 2000. The museum houses the world's largest library of documents, publications, film, video, photographs and drawings on hovercraft, all of which is available for research by prior arrangement. A number of hovercraft manufacturers have deposited their complete archives with the museum for safekeeping, thus swelling this important repository of information. The museum also contains a large collection of original manufacturers' hovercraft models including the world's first working hovercraft model built by Christopher Cockerell.”