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Fort Nelson

Fun at the Fort

Dragon hunt for little explorers
12th April - 10:00 am - 16th May - 5:00 pm

We are really looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Fort Nelson. Please remember to book your visit in advance.

There are lots of adventures to be had exploring our fully restored Victorian fort. Even though the indoor galleries will be closed for now, come and discover the collection of big guns on display outdoors.

Set in over 19-acres there is plenty of space out on the Parade, up on the ramparts and down the underground tunnels to enjoy.

We also have some free fun activities for our younger visitors:

Dragon hunt
Our big guns make really loud noises when they are fired, they also breathe smoke and fire – just like dragons really! There are 10 fiery – but friendly – dragons hiding around the Fort – can you find them and write down their names.

Download your free Dragon Hunt Trail now. Remember to take a pen with you.

Explorer trail 
Discover some fascinating Fort facts with this trail.

Download and print your sheets before you leave home and don’t forget a pen. There will be a supply of activity sheets available at reception.

Sandbag maze – our popular sandbag maze will be set up out on the Parade. Have fun finding your way round this low-level course. Why not have a family challenge and  see who can get in and out in the fastest time?