Kids have summer fun at Fort Wellington National Historic Site

The popular kids program, Fort Kids is returning to Tuesdays at Fort Wellington in July and August. Fort Kids, a one day per week program, is designed to encourage imagination, discovery and adventure while learning about Canada's cultural heritage.

Every Tuesday from July 10th to August 1th, Fort Wellington is abuzz with the sounds of children living history as time travellers to the War of 1812 and 1840 Rebellion periods of the fort's past. Each week, children aged 7 to 12 are invited to bring a weekly theme to life as they explore the daily responsibilities and characteristics of working and living in the fort 200 years ago.

Each Fort Kids single day session runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited to 20 participants per day and a $22.00 per day registration fee applies. Spots fill up quickly so please register as soon as possible to reserve a place.

The weekly Fort Kids themes are:

Soldiers Day – July 10th
Enlist and learn about military life at Fort Wellington. Children will take part in a mock battle, military drill, and watch a rifle demonstration.

Pirates Day – July 17th
Aarr matey! Participants learn pirate lingo and how pirates were involved in Fort Wellington's History. Now where is me buried treasure?

Navy / Royal Engineer Day – July 24th
In becoming a navy sailor and building a small gunboat, participants learn about Prescott's nautical past. Your child also gets to design their own Fort Wellington while taking on the role of a royal engineer!

Archaeology Day – July 31st
Fort Kids get to dig into the past and discover what artefacts can tell us about what life was like in the 1840's!

Games Day – August 7th
This activity-filled day offers up old fashion fun. Participants are offered the chance to master period games like tug-o-war, three legged races and capture the flag.

Artillery Day – August 14th
Enlist in the Royal Artillery for a day and learn all about cannons! Through games, crafts and demonstrations children will explore life as an artillery soldier.

For more information or to register this program please contact the site between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 613-925-2896.