Brave the Fort this October half-term (20th – 28th) and discover a whole host of activities you can enjoy with the whole family. There’s lots happening at the Newhaven Fort over the school break from trips down in the terrifying tunnels and creepy craft sessions all ages can enjoy. We’ve gathered our top 10 things to do for you to do when you visit us. Read on to discover…

Descend Into Terrifying Tunnels

The ‘abandoned’ city of Seaview awaits you at the bottom of the Eastern Magazine for a terribly-fun trip around this post-apocalyptic world. Explore its shop, video arcade, office, graveyard, prison and pub and find out if you are really alone down there…

Climb To The Top

After emerging from the tunnels embark on an ascent to the top of the Fort and experience the unique atmosphere of the cliff-top gun emplacements and enjoy stunning views of the South Coast.

Get Creative With Creepy Craft Sessions

For the visitors who daren’t venture into the depths of the tunnels, and for those who emerge unscathed, there will be drop-in craft sessions to let the imagination run wild. Pop in to the Activity Centre and get creative. Will you create a bat to ‘hang about’ with or even make your own eight-legged companion?

Relax In The Tea Rooms

Gather yourself and warm the chill in your bones after exploring the tunnels with a hot drink. Relax in the 1940s inspired vintage tea rooms complete with patriotic bunting and period furniture as you enjoy the selection of locally sourced products. 

Listen To Ghost Stories

Why not ask one of the staff members around the Fort if they have encountered anything strange in the tunnels beneath the Fort? Lots of people have experienced strange feelings, an eerie presence and witnessed figures in the passages below…

Experience The Blitz

Travel back in time and learn what it was really like in WWII during an air-raid in the Home Front exhibition. The whole family will love this experience and learn what it was like for Grandparents in wartime Britain.

Find Quirky Gifts

Explore the gift shop’s unique buys with work from local artists, collectable items and obviously lots of things for the little ones to browse!

Discover The Lost Fort

The Lost Fort is an immersive experience where you can learn about Newhaven’s rich, yet often forgotten, historical link to pre-Roman history including the Iron Age fort which once stood where the present Fort sits today.

Learn The Fort’s Story

You’ll discover lots about the history of Newhaven Fort when you visit us! Find out about the interesting story of its designer and how it was one of the first of its kind to be built into the curvature of the land.

Meet The Trench Brothers

Follow the fascinating journeys of soldiers from the Indian Army and British West Indies Regiment in this interactive exhibition. Discover photos, audio recordings, children’s artwork, puppets and workshops here. There’s not long left to visit this must-see exhibition, as it closes 4th November, find out more here.


For more information about our October half term Halloween Fun visit our latest news page and remember you can book online before you visit Newhaven Fort.