- Starts at: 10:30am Thursday 19 February 2009
- Finishes at: 4:00pm Thursday 19 February 2009
- Location: Fort Nelson
- Suitable for: Children
- Event type: Children's Activity
It’s a legendary children’s day out – and not only today!
This year at Fort Nelson, every Tuesday and Thursday during the Easter, Summer and half term holidays will be action-packed children’s days.
For active younger visitors, why not have a go at our junior assault course, featuring a number of obstacles and activities guaranteed to work up an appetite! Plus, feel the ground tremble as our 26-tonne Sexton Self Propelled Gun is put through its paces!
Get busy with paper, card, scissors and glue in the Education Room and you can make a camouflaged helmet plus an anti-tank bazooka for yourself.
£2 charge per child applies.
For high drama, watch one of our dramatic interpretations, as our resident professional actors in authentic costumes tell tales from history – sometimes stirring, sometimes poignant, always dramatic!
These will be performed in the Theatre near the Powderkeg café.
Children’s Alphabet Trail
Explore the Fort – can you find all 26 letters? Collect a free activity sheet from the Information Point beyond the shop and follow the instructions – it’s a great way to see the Fort!
|10.30-noon||Commando Assault Course|
|10.30–1pm||Bazooka & Helmet Workshops|
|11.15am||Handling Session: WWII Weaponry – Meet a Royal Marine Commando, find out about 20th century weapons and even try on helmets and equipment! Ideal for children – don’t forget your camera!|
|12 noon||Armoured Assault – a driving & firing display with the 26-tonne Sexton, on the main parade. Afterwards, climb inside for a closer look!|
|12.30pm||Dramatic Interpretation: The Cockleshell Heroes, 1942 – Listen to the story of one of the most dramatic commando raids of the Second World War, as told by Bill Sparkes – the last of the Cockleshell Heroes.|
|12.30-2pm||Commando Assault Course|
|1.15pm||Tour of the Fort|
|1.30pm||Dramatic Interpretation: Marooned! – Meet a pirate and find out why he has been marooned on a desert island…|
|2pm||Armoured Assault – as at 12 noon|
|2.30-3.45pm||Bazooka & Helmet Workshops|
|2.30-3.45pm||Commando Assault Course|
|2.45pm||Tour of the Fort|
|3pm||Dramatic Interpretation: The Battle of Britain, 1940 – Meet a Spitfire pilot and find out and learn about the aerial battles over The Solent in WWII.|