Cheeky elves have arrived at Fort Nelson

December 1, 2021

Fun-loving elves from the North Pole have sneaked into Fort Nelson and are causing mayhem around the site. 

Twelve elves named Tinsel, Jingle, Pixie, Glitter, Frost, Twinkle, Merry, Sparkle, Buddy, Noel, Candy and Holly were discovered by staff when they arrived for work at the Victorian fort.

Now staff are asking children to help find the elves and fill in a worksheet, so they know where the cheeky elves are hiding.

But children are being warned not to touch the elves as they will lose their magic and not be able to perform their Christmas duties for Santa. 

Staff will hand out the free worksheet for families to explore the fort looking for the elves throughout December but remember to book your free visit in advance at 

Nigel Hosier, General Manager, said: “We would love children to come and help us find the elves hidden around the site so we can round them up safely and send them back to Santa on Christmas Eve.” 

Fort Nelson is home to the national collection of artillery and the museum galleries, outdoor spaces and underground tunnels are all open to explore. The café and museum shop are also open for books and gifts. 

Fort Nelson is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm during term time and daily in the school holidays. Fort Nelson is free to enter. Car parking £3.