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Free spooky half term fun at Fort Nelson

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Free spooky half term fun at Fort Nelson

Challenge your children to crack the codes and unravel the mysteries of Fort Nelson this October half term.

The Royal Armouries’ Spies & Secret Agents event runs from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 October and there’s something for all ages.

Pick up a free Spies and Secret Agents activity trail for hours of code-cracking fun, plus, there’ll be a host of ghoulish ghosts and creepy creatures hidden around the site for younger children to find as they explore on a Halloween trail.

Fort Nelson is a great place to visit at any time of the year but as the days get shorter this historic Victorian fort, with its underground tunnels and secret chambers, is particularly atmospheric.

And if you fancy blowing the cobwebs away, wrap up warm and enjoy the Fort’s spacious outdoors areas with a walk around our ramparts and take in the spectacular views.

Take a break from your adventures with a visit to the café to enjoy a menu including kid’s picnic packs, seasonal soups, spooky biscuits and delicious cakes.

Events Manager, Lizzie Puddick, said: “Come and visit us at Fort Nelson this October half term – it’s a great free day out for all the family and children will enjoy our special code-cracking activity and spooky trail.” ​

The museum galleries display the national collection of artillery with 700 pieces from across the world, spanning 600 years of history.

Spies and secret agents played a key role in the Second World War being sent into enemy territory to find out information including the location of ammunition depots, such as Fort Nelson.

As a national museum, admission to Fort Nelson is free.

Note to Editors:

Opening hours – Tuesday to Sunday (term time) Daily in the school holidays 10am – 5pm.

From 1 November Fort Nelson will be open 10am – 4pm.

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About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.