Activities for kids at Redoubt this summer

Redoubt Fortress SUS-140722-091254001
Redoubt Fortress SUS-140722-091254001

Throughout August, the Redoubt Fortress will be taken over by the Military Training Ground group and children can take part in all sorts of activities.

They will be met by a ‘Mrs Atkins’, who has been at the Redoubt since it was first built, and she will give the children a uniform of their choice to wear as they participate in each activity including learning to march, bayonet training, how to salute, grenade throwing, monkey bars, parachute landing fall, leopard crawling and how to increase agility.

The training ground encompasses aspects of military training that would have taken place at The Redoubt throughout the ages. Once the training has been completed, children have the option to get their photos taken in uniform, for an additional £2, which will be put into a Military Training Ground card to take away.

Visitors can also explore the cannons and wander the gun platform before visiting the museum and taking part in the museum trail. Take a quiz sheet and follow the clues and questions throughout the museum.

The training ground is open between August 1 – August 31 from 10.30am – 4.30pm daily, £2 per child. To find out more visit