Summer fun at Fort Nelson

June 21, 2023
Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Farnham, Hants, UK.

An action-packed summer of fun awaits visitors to Fort Nelson, with barrel-loads of children’s activities, including an exciting assault course. 

Children will love the challenge of the junior assault course, suitable for ages 3 –11 years. Tickets cost £3.50, pay on the day.   

Free ‘Fit for the Fort’ sessions will also take place every weekend of the school holiday with children given the chance to learn the skills a soldier would have been expected to have to report for duty.

Each weekend will focus on a different period of history including Victorian times and the First and Second World War with a range of activities from PT training sessions, military drills, to learning semaphore, morse code and survival skills. 

In addition, families will be able to explore the 19-acre site with a free, interactive ‘Fun at the Fort’ trail daily in the school holidays.  

Summer activities will run daily from Monday 24 July to Sunday 3 September and as a national museum, admission is to the Fort is free. Open daily 10am to 5pm. 

Visitors are advised to book their free admission tickets in advance at to guarantee their visit, as the site has capacity limits. 

The Victorian fort has 19 acres to explore with its tunnel, ramparts, and outdoor space, as well as a museum of treasures to discover. 

There are lots of picnic benches around the site, and the café and refreshment kiosk will be open every day for light meals, snacks and drinks.

Elizabeth Puddick, Public Engagement Manager, said: “It’s going to be an action-packed summer at Fort Nelson. The assault course is always a big hit with the children, and they will enjoy the free trail and special weekend activities too. 

“We’re really looking forward to giving our summer visitors a warm welcome to Fort Nelson.” 

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