A fantastic family day out
Has anyone been to the PSP Southampton Boat Show? I haven’t but it looks like a cracker of a show.
I was recently sent a press release about the event and after reading it I thought I had to share it. If we lived a little bit closer we would definitely be attending!
The show is one of Europe’s largest outdoor boat shows and is running from Friday 12 September until Sunday 21 September 2014, and from what I’ve read it promises to be a fun-filled, jam packed family day out. There is a wide range of entertainment on offer, from live music to helicopter rides! There are even GetAfloat sessions that offer 90 minutes free instruction in dinghy sailing. The age range for this is 8 – 16yrs so Little Man would be far too little but if your kids are a bit older they would love it! You never know, they might discover a new hobby.
For the first time in the history of the Show, visitors will also be able to take to the air on the new PSP Southampton Boat Show Eye. The impressive ride is only £3 a go and will take you up more than 100 feet off the ground for a spectacular 360 degree view of the Show and surrounding Southampton area. Can you imagine the views?
There will be loads of boats on show, little and large, plain and fancy, and the marina itself is supposed to be absolutely stunning so if your kids are into boats then it sounds like a must do. Even if they aren’t I reckon it will be a great day out. There are also loads of opportunities to actually get out on the water from speeding across the waves with the On The Water Try-a-Boat sessions to climbing aboard the historic tall ship Phoenix which looks incredibly like a pirate ship and has even starred in Dr Who!
Murray Ellis, Managing Director of PSP Southampton Boat Show said “We’re very excited about this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show, a perfect event for everyone passionate about the outdoors and what it has to offer. We hope to inspire visitors to try out something new for the day, whether that is on the water or even in the air! The mix of shopping, attractions, marine activities and boats will create a vibrant and exciting atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.
“With our new attractions and hundreds of boats to climb aboard, many being unveiled for first time, it really will be a spectacular Show!”
Tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show sound reasonable as well, considering the amount of things on offer, with adult tickets starting from £15 and two children under the age of 15 getting in free with each paying adult. That makes it a £30 day out for two adults and four children excluding food but if you get organised and take a picnic that doesn’t sound bad compared with other similar sized events or attractions.
For all Show ticket information visit www.southamptonboatshow.com . The website is actually quite good with loads of information about what’s on and general information about what to expect at the show.
Apparently The London Boat Show is happening Friday 9 – Sunday 20 January 2014 at ExCeL London. I think we might try and make this one as it is much closer for us although it does look less family friendly. Anyone been to either? What did you think?
Please note I was not paid in any way to feature this press release.