We will soon be at the centre of an archaeological exploration and heritage regeneration project thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Click here for details. 

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Don’t miss our 1940’s themed SPRING FAIR this coming Saturday!

PLEASE NOTE that except for disabled guests (limited blue badge disabled parking is available on a first come first served basis), there is NO PARKING at the Fort. Paid parking can be found at the Brook, the Library, Pentagon Centre and Gun Wharf - all are within a short walk of the Fort.

Spring is always a great time to visit Fort Amherst, but on the 14th May we’ll be in full swing and celebrating our history as a World War II base of operations. Featuring a swing band, costumed re-enactors, tunnel tours throughout the day, stalls, games and much much more - this will be a fun-filled family event not to be missed! You’re welcome to come in costume too as there will be a ‘Best Dressed’ competition!

Music will be provided by the Roger Luxton Swing Band, and they will be joined by the Medway Lindy Hoppers who will be providing dance demonstrations as well as inviting visitors of all ages to join in the dances at no additional cost!

Times: 11.00-16.00.

Prices: £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for children (aged 5-12). Under 5’s go free. Entry is paid for on the day at the main gate. 

 

Event Date 14-05-2016 11:00 am
Event End Date 14-05-2016 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price £3.00

NOW SOLD OUT!

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BOOK FOR AUGUST OR NOVEMBER!

This fascinating Owl Encounter will be a great introduction to the world of falconry!

Whether you are an enthusiast or someone who has never experienced birds of prey, our 30 minute one-to-one personal experience will give you the chance to handle and fly an owl up close and personal making your encounter truly memorable. Upon arrival your experience will begin with an introduction to one of our visiting falconers who'll provide you with a safety talk. You will then have the wonderful opportunity of handling, touching and flying one of the birds to your gloved hand within the tunnels.

These 30 minute experience's are suitable for ages 6 and over, but participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided for your experience, but please remember to bring some suitable clothing and footwear as the tunnels are cold and the floors are uneven.  

Prices are £20.00 per adult or child (and £2.50 per non-participating guest). For the safety of both the birds and the participants, a maximum of 4 non-participating guests per session are permitted.

To book your tickets please click HERE.

Terms and conditions: We ask that all participants please let us know in advance if there are any medical conditions or disabilities that we may need to be aware of. We will always have client safety in mind during all activities. Please be aware that the tunnels not suitable for wheelchair users and those with claustrophobia should contact us prior to booking. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (unless cancelled by Fort Amherst).

Event Date 21-05-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 21-05-2016 4:00 pm
Cut off date 16-05-2016 12:00 am
Capacity 4
Individual Price £20.00

Archery is as much fun as it looks!

Ever thought you'd have made a great Robin Hood? Do you wonder if you may share the Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen's talent with a bow and arrow? Well, here's your chance to find out!

If you've ever fancied trying Archery or have tried before and wish you could do so again, why not join us at Fort Amherst in our Unrestored area for these two hour 'have-a-go' sessions under the instruction of an expert who'll ensure you have fun whilst staying safe!

There are limited places available so book your tickets in advance online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as there will be no tickets sold on the day.

It's just £17.50 per adult or child (no child price), and the sessions are between 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00. A buffet (12.00-13.00) in our Guardhouse is included in the price.

Either book the AM session and have lunch afterwards, or book the PM session and arrive in time for lunch before. There will be no reduction in price if lunch is not required as it is a package price.

Important: When booking tickets please use reference Archery-29/05/16-am 

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (unless cancelled by Fort Amherst).

PLEASE NOTE: There is a minimum number of 6 participants required per session and a maximum number of 12 (adults and children). Children under 10 years of age are not able to take part unless their parent or guardian is prepared to provide additional supervision after a short demonstration, in which case the minimum is 4 years of age.

Event Date 29-05-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 29-05-2016 12:00 pm
Cut off date 27-05-2016 11:55 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 11
Individual Price £17.50

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Archery is as much fun as it looks!

Ever thought you'd have made a great Robin Hood? Do you wonder if you may share the Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen's talent with a bow and arrow? Well, here's your chance to find out!

If you've ever fancied trying Archery or have tried before and wish you could do so again, why not join us at Fort Amherst in our Unrestored area for these two hour 'have-a-go' sessions under the instruction of an expert who'll ensure you have fun whilst staying safe!

There are limited places available so book your tickets in advance online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as there will be no tickets sold on the day.

It's just £17.50 per adult or child (no child price), and the sessions are between 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00. A buffet (12.00-13.00) in our Guardhouse is included in the price.

Either book the AM session and have lunch afterwards, or book the PM session and arrive in time for lunch before. There will be no reduction in price if lunch is not required as it is a package price. 

Important: When booking tickets please use reference Archery-29/05/16-pm

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (unless cancelled by Fort Amherst).

PLEASE NOTE: There is a minimum number of 6 participants required per session and a maximum number of 12 (adults and children). Children under 10 years of age are not able to take part unless their parent or guardian is prepared to provide additional supervision after a short demonstration, in which case the minimum is 4 years of age.

Event Date 29-05-2016 1:00 pm
Event End Date 29-05-2016 3:00 pm
Cut off date 27-05-2016 11:55 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 12
Individual Price £17.50

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Archery is as much fun as it looks!

Ever thought you'd have made a great Robin Hood? Do you wonder if you may share the Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen's talent with a bow and arrow? Well, here's your chance to find out!

If you've ever fancied trying Archery or have tried before and wish you could do so again, why not join us at Fort Amherst in our Unrestored area for a two hour 'have-a-go' session under the instruction of an expert who'll ensure you have fun whilst staying safe!

There are limited places available so book your tickets in advance online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as there will be no tickets sold on the day.

It's just £17.50 per adult or child (no child price), and the sessions is between 10.00-12.00. A buffet (12.00-13.00) in our Guardhouse is included in the price.

There will be no reduction in price if lunch is not required as it is a package price. 

To book your tickets please click HERE.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (unless cancelled by Fort Amherst).

PLEASE NOTE: There is a minimum number of 6 participants required per session and a maximum number of 12 (adults and children). Children under 10 years of age are not able to take part unless their parent or guardian is prepared to provide additional supervision after a short demonstration, in which case the minimum is 4 years of age.

Event Date 24-07-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 24-07-2016 12:00 pm
Cut off date 21-07-2016 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Individual Price £17.50