Sophie Bear
Sophie goes away for the weekend  


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Sophie goes to the seaside ...

Sophie Bear, Miss Wellsbury and Gerald went away for the Bank Holiday weekend. It means they get three days holiday from School rather than just two. Miss Wellsbury asked them where they would like to go. Sophie said, "the seaside.". Gerald said, "a pub.".

Miss Wellsbury decided to go to Southampton for a few days so they loaded up the car with everything they needed (including plenty of sweets for Sophie!) and set off.

First stop was Winchester. They parked the car and set off to look for some lunch. Winchester is a very old city and there were lots of interesting things to see.

First they found the "Westgate". This is an old building that was once a gate to the city. Since then it has been used as a prison and now it's a museum. From the top you can see all down the High Street. "Look, I can see a sweet shop", said Sophie. "Typical.", replied Miss Wellsbury.

Around the corner is the "Great Hall". This is the only part of Winchester castle that's left. It is a huge room with a high ceiling.

At one end is a huge tabletop hanging on the wall. It's supposed to be the round table that King Arthur had with all his knights. It weighs a ton.

Winchester is very famous for it's Cathedral. It's a very impressive building. However Sophie couldn't see any sweets so they had to carry on ...

Sophie arrived in the hotel room and looked out of the window - "It's a big boat!"

This is the view from Sophie's window!

The next day they drove down the coast a little bit and Sophie found a telescope. You look through the one end and things look a lot closer on the other end. Have you ever used a telescope?



Here's what Sophie could see along the seafront ...

Southsea Panorama

If you click on it - you'll get a much larger version you can look at!

Why not make your own telescope picture? Sophie shows you how here...


Parent's Note

Sophie visited Winchester first. She recommends visiting the Westgate and Great Hall. They are at the top of the High Street and both free.

Then she drove to Southampton, staying in the Holiday Inn (Hubert something road, by the seafront). Just been refurbished so it was very good. While in Southampton, visit WestQuay - the new huge shopping centre. Stop in John Lewis for a snack - great choice including breakfast or a crepe / waffle topped with cream and strawberries.

If you're after somewhere to eat - try WestQuay or for something more independent try "Bedford Place" - loads of great Chinese etc...




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