All ages are welcome at Fort Nelson, so why not join in every third Wednesday of the month for the free Storytime Sessions in the galleries. The event, suitable for under 5s, features popular children’s tales brought to life in the impressive Fort Nelson surrounds.

With a different theme each month, children are invited to gather around for a fun and interactive storytelling experience where they can look, listen, play and have fun with props.

Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes and includes an engaging story and a mixture of toys designed to provide hands-on fun for young children.

Sessions start at 11am on the third Wednesday of every month. All sessions are free and there's no need to book - just go along and join in the fun.

Upcoming sessions - dates and themes

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019 - Animals
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019 - Castles
  • Wednesday 20 November 2019 - Animals
  • Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Christmas/animals

Facilities on site

Café 1871 serves light bites, drinks and warming food, and is open daily from:

  • April to October: 10am-5pm
  • November to March: 10am-4pm


Baby change facilities are available on site.

Details correct at the time of writing. Check the Visit Portsmouth website for latest information.

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