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Fort Nelson

Summer Fun at Fort Nelson

24th July - 10:00 am - 5th September - 5:00 pm

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Fire their imaginations this summer with barrel-loads of fun activities for all the family at Fort Nelson, including an exciting junior assault course, a maze and interactive trails.   

Come and explore this massive Victorian fort with its deep tunnels, high ramparts and enjoy the spectacular views over the Solent and surrounding countryside.  

History will be brought to life every weekend with costumed characters and stories from life at the Fort from Victorian times through to the Second World War. Plus, with over 350 big guns from the national collection of artillery to discover, it’s bound to be an action-packed day out for the whole family.   

Book your arrival time and stay as long as you wish.  

Summer events & activities
See individual pages for more details about these events and activities.

Junior Assault Course
Daily, 10am – 5pm, suitable for ages 3 – 14,  £4.50 
This activity can be pre-booked.

Low-level sandbag maze
Daily, 10am – 5pm, free 

Action Stations! 
Activity trail
Daily, 10am – 5pm, free 

History Live! weekends 
Costumed characters, presentations throughout the day, free  

Insight Tours 
Short guided tours introducing key parts of the collection.
Daily, tours take place daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm, free
Sign up on the day / Limited capacity 

Pre-book your visit to Fort Nelson
We recommend pre-booking your arrival time and parking to guarantee your visit as we will be restricting the number of visitors on site to help keep everyone safe. You are welcome to visit without booking but you may have to wait to enter or return later in the day.

All events and activities are subject to change and/or cancellation depending on operational requirements. Any changes to the programme will be posted on our website and social media channels. If we are required to close the site to visitors we will automatically refund any charges for parking for the dates affected. Refunds will be issued within 10 working days.