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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.

1940

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

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Location

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

Nearest town: Weymouth, Dorset, UK

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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.

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

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	arrowAbbotsbury

	arrowPoundbury

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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.

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