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  • Ship ahoy!
    today s warships and interactive museums offer hands on experience of modern day warfare Where else can you step back in time and stride across the deck of a magnificent sailing ship built more than 300 years ago echoing the footsteps of one of Britain s iconic naval heroes Lord Horatio Nelson Here too you can visit HMS Victory Nelson s flagship the oldest serving warship still in commission which saw action in the Napoleonic wars and victory at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar Portsmouth s Historic Dockyard is also home to HMS Warrior which was launched in 1860 and is the only surviving member of Queen Victoria s Black Battle fleet And of course who can forget the Mary Rose Henry VIII s favourite warship Built 500 years ago she sank off Portsmouth in 1545 and was famously raised from the seabed in the 1980s Her remains are currently under wraps from the public as part of a 35 million heritage project but the Mary Rose Museum remains open and contains over 1 000 original Tudor artefacts For those wanting a more hands on experience the Historic Dockyard s Action Stations interactive exhibition presents an exciting mixture of physical challenges simulators and technological experiments Find out what it s like to go into battle with the Royal Marines command a warship or fl y a helicopter then head off to the National Museum of the Royal Navy to learn how the experts do it Portsmouth is still the home of the modern Royal Navy and you can learn all about it in a 45 minute harbour tour Britain s three aircraft carriers HMS Ark Royal HMS Illustrious and HMS Invincible are based here as well as a fleet of destroyers frigates mine warfare ships and offshore patrol vessels After

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  • Go Crazy on the South Coast
    also available for cowboys and girls in the making Tel 01425 610278 www burleyvilla co uk Become a human Hamster Nearest Condor Ports Weymouth and Poole Go head over heels on a 200 metre zorbing run in a giant inflatable sphere where you can reach speeds of 25mph For somthing mroe gentle Zorb South which is based near Dorchester also offers Hydro Zorbing the only water sport available on land Tel 01929 426595 www zorbsouth co uk Take on a Tank Nearest Condor Port Portsmouth Drive a military tank across open terrain near Winchester where you ll be able to take control of a 55 ton Chieftain an Abbot SPG and an APC under the watchful eye of ex army instructors Digger days are also available and allow enthusiasts to take the wheel of a 25 ton articulated dump truck a bulldozer mini digger and mid range excavator Tel 01794 367367 http www juniper leisure com Action Adventurand Nearest Condor Port Weymouth Storm two forts ambush the checkpoint and fight your way throug the woods to gain control of the opposition s base as Mega Paintball Weymouth The paintball site is set in 65 acres of woodlands with full day experiences including as many as 1 000 paintballs per person Tel 01202 900951 www megapaintball co uk Drive a Steam Train Nearest Condor Port Portsmouth The Watercress Line runs 10 miles from New Alresford to Alton and steam train enthusiasts can join the crew onboard the footplate for a return journey experiencing the sights and sounds along the way Signal box experiences and driving and firing days are also available throughtout hte year Tel 01962 733810 www watercressonline co uk Catch a Wave Nearest Condor Port Poole Boscombe near Bournemouth boasts Europe s first artificial surfing reef as well as

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  • In the Footsteps of the Dinosaur
    great place to start is at the award winning Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester which has fossils galore computer imaging and life size reconstructions as well as a complete dinosaur skeleton You can handle ancient fossils and bones plus there s lots of dinosaur events throughout the year to get your teeth into www thedinosaurmuseum com Lyme Regis has been famous for fossils since Mary Anning discovered the first Ichthyosaur in 1811 Its very own Dinosaurland Museum is home to 8 000 specimens including local Jurassic marine fossils and has an extensive shop www dinosaurland co uk Lyme Regis Museum built on the site of Mary Anning s home exhibits mroe fossils and details of Mary s life andwork It also offers year round fossil hunts and talks www lymeregismuseum co uk The rocks that make up the cliffs at Charmouth are rich in fossils of animals that once swam in Jurassic seas and fossil collectors come here throughout the year particularly after stormy weather to hunt for newly exposed finds Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre has hands on displays and lots of fossil information and their experts can take you on guided fossil hunting expeditions Back at the centre a video microscope is on hand to examine your finds www charmouth org Elsewhere Kimmeridge and Seatown beaches are renowned for their ammonites and bivalves with private and group fossil hunting expeditions available from Discovering Fossils www discoveringfossils co uk If you re looking for a day trip or short break taking in several of the best fossil locations specialist travel companies such as Footscape and Discover Dorset have Jurassic Coast itineraries to suit all ages www footscape co uk www discoverdorset co uk Just across the Solent the Isle of Wight is also a highly significant location for fossil discoveries with

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  • 5 Things to do with the children
    Europe With its fine golden sand gradually sloping beach and clean safe water it s easy to understand why Jurassic Coast Step back over 185 million years and uncover the remains of dinosaurs and all manner of pre historic creatures Stretching from East Devon to Purbeck Portland Bill Durdle Door and Chesil beach are all well worth a visit Explore Cobac Parc is a 12 hectare wooded park with a

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  • Good Times for Dads
    with a choice of wake boarding windsurfing and paragliding and if that s not your thing then maybe a spot of SUP will do nicely Dinner Ideas Why not treat your Dad to a taste of Brittany from exquisite seafood to tasty crepes Dine against the backdrop of the unbeatable view od St Malo Beaches Grab yourself a blanket your dad s favourite BBQ foods and head to St Malo

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  • Christmas shopping in the UK
    ll be running additional Sunday services on the Clipper into Portsmouth on 29 th November 6 th 13 th and 20 th December So what are you waiting for Book now Gunwharf Quays Home to 95 premium retail outlet stores you ll find famous brand names at discount prices Overlooking Gunwharf Quays Marina in Portsmouth there s also a huge range of bars coffee shops and restaurants to tempt you as you sit back and take in the views WestQuay Located in the heart of Southampton city centre WestQuay indoor shopping centre boasts over 100 great stores You can be certain to find everything you re looking for well as a good choice of eateries to keep you fed and watered Bicester Village If you love luxury and designer items then Bicester Village is for you with more than 130 luxury boutiques to discover and savings of up to 60 Situated on the outskirts of Bicester in Oxfordshire we d recommend tying your trip in with a visit to the historic city of Oxford Bath Christmas Market Looking for a truly festive shopping experience Look no further than the award winning Bath Christmas Market You ll find over 170 chalets

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  • Magical Trips this Christmas
    the Christmas markets at your own pace taking in everything that the season has to offer From the aromas of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts to the twinkle of lights and the beautiful decorations Take your car and fill up on festive treats and save up to 40 in our onboard duty free shop perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit Book your travel for a festive short break to The Islands now In need of some more persuasion Here s our top things to in the UK and France this festive season Ice Skating Nothing says Christmas more putting on your skates and taking to the ice We d recommend the rink in Bournemouth Gardens UK skate on real ice under the trees Festive Foods From Bratwrust to roasted chestnuts mulled wine to hot chocolate there s so much to sample throughout the Christmas markets in both the UK France Santa s Christmas Wonderland Visit Christmas Wonderland at Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World for a magical family experience with so much to see and do Find the perfect gift You re sure to find a treasure trove of delights to bring home at one of the 30

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  • Condor Christmas
    charities Macmillan Cancer Support Make A Wish UK and Save the Children Wear your Christmas jumper with pride and make your woolly worthy by donating to the cause Complimentary Mince Pies Pop by to one of our food outlets whilst you re onboard and take advantage of our FREE Mince Pies You can sample these culinary delights and enjoy them whilst snuggling down to watch our onboard Christmas film Contact

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