Calling All Young Recruits – Commando Kids’ Fun at Fort Nelson this Bank Holiday - Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Test your skills on the junior commando assault course and the foam-dart shooting range; scale the impressive climbing wall and see a WW2 tank-style vehicle roar into life.

The Royal Armouries is offering action-packed fun for children of all ages this August Bank Holiday in an Army-style extravaganza.

Youngsters can pitch in and enjoy a Super Commando Kids’ event on Sunday (August 29) and Bank Holiday Monday (August 30), from 10am on both days.

Further attractions include spectacular gun firings, by uniformed gunners, plus military dressing up and weapon handling.

The museum is open as normal and adults and children can view the nation’s big gun collection and underground tunnels, and enjoy a picnic overlooking Portsmouth Harbour and the scenic Meon Valley. Alternatively, the Powderkeg café will be open for hot and cold drinks, plus light meals.

Fort operations manager Mark Selwood, said, “Our Commando Kids’ days promise great entertainment for kids of all ages and an ideal way for them to let off steam. One of the highlights is undoubtedly the mighty 26-tonne Sexton armoured vehicle, which never fails to impress as it roars and clunks its way around the arena.”

Event tickets cost £1 each for adults and £2.50 per child – or buy a family ticket for £5 (two adults, two children).

Last of the Summer Fun

Round off the last week of the summer holidays by visiting Fort Nelson:

No need to book – just drop in! Tickets for the Fort Fun Days cost £5 (two adults, four children) or £1 for adults and £2.50 for kids.

For details regarding the project and the Royal Armouries’ Dangerously Entertaining events programme, visit


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