Fort gets ready for its half-term assault

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INTREPID youngsters are being invited to launch an armoured assault on Fort Nelson this half-term.

The Victorian fort on Portsdown Hill is providing the backdrop to exciting assault courses next Tuesday and Thursday and children are invited to turn up in camouflage gear if they want.

Attractions include a junior commando assault course, plus the firing of a 25-pounder gun at 1pm. There will also be craft sessions and a themed treasure trail.

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). Winter opening hours of 10.30am to 4pm apply. For more, go to