Business as usual – festive fun at Fort Nelson this Christmas - Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Royal Armouries has lined up plenty of festive fun at historic Fort Nelson this Christmas – despite the museum’s £3.5m revamp.

Kids can enjoy fun-packed holiday sessions in both the run up to Christmas and during the traditional lull between the ‘Big Day’ and the New Year.

Fort Nelson, near Fareham, will continue to be open every day throughout December (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day), even though work is now well underway to transform the museum into a visitor attraction fit for the 21st Century.

There’s no need to book – just drop in. Events run as follows:

Tuesday, December 21 – Festive Fun at the Fort. Lots of seasonal activities, including Punch and Judy shows, and Christmas craft activities.

Thursday, December 23 – Off with their Heads. Dress up as Tudor lords and ladies – but watch out for the executioner!

Tuesday, December 28 – Commando Kids. Join the Army and practise commando skills, including a junior assault course, radio-controlled tank driving, firing range and more.

Thursday, December 30 – Roundheads and Cavaliers. Learn how to swing a sword and fight for King or Parliament – but watch out for the gruesome surgeon.

Operations Manager Mark Selwood said, “Kids can get very over excited in both the run up to Christmas and the New Year and the Fort is an ideal place for them to let off steam, get some fresh air, and enjoy stimulating events that have nothing to do with the latest “must have” presents.”

Tickets cost £2.50 for the over fives and £1 for adults, or buy a family ticket for £5 (two adults and up to four children). Under fives are free.

For more information regarding these, and all Royal Armouries events, visit our “website:“


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