Portsmouth treasure hunt free fun for families

Portsmouth treasure hunt free fun for families

Portsmouth treasure hunt free fun for families

Children in Portsmouth can have fun and stay active by taking part in a free treasure hunt.

Portsmouth City Council’s Stomp for Stamps 2020 encourages youngsters to walk, cycle and scoot, while exploring the city.

Now in its second year, Stomp for Stamps is a great way for families to discover the city’s outside spaces, from Old Portsmouth to The Mountbatten Centre, as well as getting out and about for fun. Stomp for Stamps will encourage children to get active, learn useful skills and spend quality time with family and carers.

The Pompey Monsters scheme teaches children about road safety and active travel in an interactive way and Stomp for Stamps extends this learning through to the school holidays.

From now until September 4, four Pompey Monsters will encourage children to explore mapped areas. Guided by a map book, which can be ordered online or collected from a participating library, children will track down the Pompey Monsters who pop up four times on each route, and can be found on posts or railings.

This year, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the council is asking children to avoid touching anything and to photograph the monsters, using a camera or a smartphone.

Once the monsters have been photographed, children can show the images to staff at a participating library, where they will be issued with a sticker for each route completed. When at least three stickers have been collected, children can take their sticker page to a library to claim a prize – either a cuddly Stomper toy or a cool Pompey Monsters water bottle.

Stomp for Stamps map books can be ordered online at or can be collected from Central, Southsea or North End libraries. Prizes can be collected from libraries from August 15.

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