On Tuesdays in July and August, Fort Wellington is again offering their popular one-day program called Fort Kids. The program is designed to encourage kids to learn about Canada’s history through imagination, discovery and adventure. Every week kids discover new themes that teach them about what life was like working and living in the fort more than two centuries ago.
Soldiers Day – July 14
On the first day of this year’s program, kids are invited to step back in time to learn what life was like as a soldier so many years ago. Kids will discovery military life within the fort and will get the chance to take part in a mock battle, military drills and will witness a rifle demonstration.
Pirates Day – July 21
Aarr matey! Where is me buried treasure? Today, kids will become pirates for the day! They will learn pirate lingo and explore how pirates played a part in Fort Wellington’s history.
Navy/Royal Engineer day – July 28
Fort Kids will start their day off as navy sailors and will learn how to build a small gunboat. Kids will then learn the ins and outs of the fort as they take on the role of royal engineer and design their very own Fort Wellington.
Archaeology Day – August 4
The kids will get down and dirty today as they dig into the past and discover what artefacts can help us learn about life in the fort in the 1840’s.
Games Day – August 11
On the last and final day of Fort Kids this summer, it’s time for some good, old-fashioned fun! Kids will have the chance to master period games like tug-o-war, three legged races and capture the flag.
Know someone between the ages of 7- 12 that would be interested? The program fee is $14.90 and registration is happening now! To register, please contact the fort between 10am and 5pm at 613-925-2896 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 20 kids per day and spots fill up quickly, so don’t delay.
In 2017, Canadians across the country will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Parks Canada invites Canadians to learn more about Parks Canada’s connection to the major events that have shaped our country’s history by visiting its places. Interested in visiting Fort Wellington but can’t make it to any of the Fort Kids days this summer? The fort is open daily until September 7, between 10am and 5pm. Various activities are available throughout the summer, including guided tours.
Contact the Fort directly for more information, or check out their website at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/wellington.