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Summer Fun at Fort Nelson

20 Jul 2022 - 4 Sep 2022

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An action-packed summer of fun awaits visitors to Fort Nelson with the return of our assault course plus a new, free interactive trail.

Children will love the challenge of the assault course – suitable for ages 5 –11.

Families can also explore the 19-acre site on top of Portsdown Hill with our free ‘Fun at the Fort’ trail. Summer activities will run daily from Wednesday 20 July to Sunday 4 September and as a national museum.

Fort Nelson is the best preserved Victorian fort of its kind, open for visitors to explore its ramparts and outdoor space as well as its main tunnel. It is also home to the national collection of arms and artillery – a museum full of treasures from days gone by.

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

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Tickets cost £4.50, pay on the door. Walk-in tickets are available, but it is recommend to pre-book. Pre-book your tickets.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission to the Fort is free. Car parking £3.

Term time: Wednesdays – Sundays

School holidays and bank holidays: Daily

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Open 10:00 – 17:00 throughout the school holidays and bank holidays: Daily.

All events and activities are subject to change and/or cancellation depending on operational requirements.