Dorset in focus

  • Share
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email a friend

    Please enter your own name and your friend's email address below and we will email them a link to this page.


    This email address will only be used this once to send your friend a link to this page. No record will be kept, and the email address will not be shared with any third party.
  • Print this page

1940's Home Front Family Weeekend

25th - 26th May

This is an opportunity to learn about life in our country during the War Years - 1939 – 1945.


This is an opportunity to learn about life in our country during the War Years - 1939 – 1945.

Experience Living History with Home Front 'Dad's Army' re-enactors, The Home Front Living History Museum, Churchill's Secret Army, displays of 1940's fashion, Pathe Newsreels from the 1940's and an exhibition of photos and memorabilia from Weymouth in the 1940's.

Take part in the 'Evacuee Experience' with Nothe Fort guides and reenactors, visiting areas of the fort not normally open to the public – the Anderson Shelter, schoolroom, kitchen, washroom and 1940's shop.

There will be displays of military and civilian vehicles, 1940's style live entertainment - music and dancing, & themed activities.

Meet Warren and Winnie the Nothe Fort mascots.

The Matchstick Fleet will be in residence. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the DDay landings, this will be a great opportunity to see the work of Phil Warren. who has spent over 60 years creating scale models of hundreds the ships in the British Naval Fleet.

Games including Coconut Shy: Hoopla: Splat the Rat and many more. Please note there will be an extra charge to participate in some of the games.

The Fort Café will be open, with Land Army girls serving hot and cold snacks and meals. Visit the Fort shop - stocked with 1940's gifts and memorabilia.
We would encourage our visitors to dress 1940's style.

Adult £8
Senior Citizen £7
Children under 5 FREE
Children 5 to 15 (Inclusive) Only £3
Family Tickets
2 Adults + 2 Children £18
1 Adult + 2 Children £10

Event type: Festivals



Venue: Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth. DT4 8UF

Nearest town: Weymouth, Dorset, UK

More events in Dorset


Aware of an event we don't have listed? Let us know and we'll be happy to add it for free!

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Poundbury, Lulworth, Dorchester and Bere Regis.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Weymouth, Dorchester, Bere Regis and Wareham.

Nearby Attractions




About us

Privacy policy



Promote events

Advertising options


Follow us




Related sites

Cornwall in Focus

Devon in Focus

Somerset in Focus

A SouthWest in Focus brand
© Shimbo 2000 - 2019

© 2000 - 2019