Halloween activities on offer at Fort Nelson

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YOUNGSTERS are being invited to get into the Halloween spirit at Fort Nelson.

There will be events at the Victorian fort this October half-term, which runs from Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3.

Highlights include storytelling, craft activities and dressing-up.

Fort operations manager Nigel Hosier said: ‘Fort Nelson is obviously a major landmark and many people know something of its history as a Palmerston Fort and its important role in both the First and Second World Wars.

‘With our tunnel tales, we hope to take full advantage of the dark and atmospheric setting and to tell some of the lesser-known tales, including the tragic tale of young William Carter who so sadly died as the fort was being built.’

Museum admission and parking are free. Tickets, priced £4, will give admission to the trio of Halloween events. Alternatively, children can pay £2 to take part in the crafts.

For more information visit royalarmouries.org.