Free Easter fun at Fort Nelson in Hampshire

March 8, 2024

Birds of prey will be back flying high above Fort Nelson for four special free days of fun during the Easter holidays.

The free falconry events will take place on Tuesday 2 April, Thursday 4 April, Tuesday 9 April and Thursday 11 April with displays taking place at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. 

A free Bunny Bingo trail will also run throughout the holidays from Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April for our younger visitors.

Children will be challenged to find trail boards with Easter eggs on them to get a full house on a bingo card – with the reward of a badge for those who complete it. 

In the event of rain or windy weather the birds will not be flown outside, and the displays will move indoors – shows will be shorter, at different times, and with a reduced audience capacity. 

As well as the fun activities, visitors can explore the huge Victorian fort, underground tunnels, see the national collection of artillery in the museum and enjoy a lovely café to take a break in. 

Visitors must book in advance at www.royalarmouries.org as the site has limited facilities, so has to put capacity limits in place during school holidays. Entry is not guaranteed for those who do not book their free online ticket in advance. 

Public Engagement Manager, Lizzie Puddick, said: “We’re really pleased to have the falcons back. It’s an amazing display for visitors and Fort Nelson with its wide-open spaces and big skies over the Parade Ground is the perfect venue for it. 

“We’ve also got a Bunny Bingo trail for the younger children to enjoy daily during the school holiday. Hop up the hill and discover Fort Nelson – it’s a great free day out for all the family.”  ​  

For further information contact cathy.brooks@armouries.org.uk. Visit our website at www.royalarmouries.org. Social media channels  – to keep up to date with upcoming events at Fort Nelson follow us on  Facebook  Twitter and Instagram   

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