What’s On

Southern Skirmish Association

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March 

The UK’s longest running American Civil War Living History and Re-enactment society bring a taste of the American Civil War to Newhaven Fort!

Visit us this weekend and you’ll see weaponry talks, firing displays, medical talks and displays. You’ll also be able to chat to Soskan members about military and civilian life during the American Civil War.

The timetable for each day will be as follows;

11.00am – Weapons talk followed by a firing demonstration

12.00pm – Medical talk and demonstration

2.00pm – Artillery talk and demonstration – watch the big guns as they are fired on the ramparts!

3.00pm – Firing Competition

Please note that some of these activities are dependent on weather conditions and timings may be subject to change. Normal Fort charges apply



Talks in the Tea Room

Wednesday 29th March 7.00pm

‘The Lost Village of Tidemills’ an illustrated talk by Kevin Gordon

Today, there is not much to see of the village of Tidemills which once stood between Newhaven and Seaford, but Kevin has gathered a wealth of pictures and first-hand information about this thriving community with its mill, children’s hospital and racing stables. The village lasted from the 18th Century until the Second World War when it was demolished.

Tickets are £6 each and include the talk, a hot drink and cake! Call 01273 517622 or pop into the Fort to book.

Easter Fun at the Fort!

Monday 3rd – Monday 17th April

Come to Fort this Easter holiday and drop into our Activity Centre to have a go at some fun Easter craft activities and games. There will be plenty to keep kids of all ages busy! And over the Easter weekend itself (Friday 14th – Monday 17th April) you can do our eggsciting Easter quiz and win yourself a delicious prize!

World War Two Living History Weekend

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April

WW2 Living History at the Fort. See and talk to Allied troops as they train and prepare for the D-Day Invasion.

Find out what it was like to be a German soldier guarding the coast of France and watch as they drill and train in preparation for the long awaited second front. Watch an exciting (and very loud!) full scale battle as Allied and German troops fight for control of the Fort each afternoon.

The WW2 Living History Association is the UK’s oldest (est. 1978) WW2 re-enactment society and has members from all over the country. They perform at historic locations, military shows and events throughout the summer season. Please ask any of their members for more details when you visit them at the Fort.

Wave Outdoor Adventure Camp

4th, 6th, 11th & 13th April

Join the Wave Live Life Activators for fun in the fresh air this Easter Holiday! Activities included in these fun-packed three-hour sessions are Orienteering, Capture the Flag, Treasure Hunt, Shelter Building & Water Filtration.

Sessions available on Tuesdays 4th & 11th April and Thursdays 6th & 13th April. Choose from 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm. Sessions are suitable for children of 8 – 12 years of age.

Places are limited and booking is required. Please call 01273 517622 or email fortinfo@waveleisure.co.uk to book.

Jaws 'n' Claws Animal Handling Sessions

Monday 17th April

We’re delighted that Jaws ‘n’ Claws are coming back to the Fort this Easter! Meet ranger Phil and his exotic and unusual animal friends in one of our hour long sessions, where you can get up close to the animals and be dazzled with interesting and disgusting facts!

Sessions will be running at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm and places are limited – so book early to avoid disappointment. Call 01273 517622 or email fortinfo@waveleisure.co.uk to book. Normal Fort charges apply.