Free Entry & Up to 4 Carers Pay Only £2.10 Each

i-go cardholder – free entry. Up to four accompanying people – pay the reduced carer’s rate of £2 each. When you buy your tickets ask for a special i-go map which highlights the exhibition rooms that are particularly noisy/dark/have flashing lights.

Newhaven Fort, Wave Leisure Trust

Newhaven

How to claim this offer

Show your i-go card on entry or when booking

Terms and conditions

i-go cardholder – free entry. Up to four accompanying people – pay the reduced carer’s rate of £2 each. When you buy your tickets ask for a special i-go map which highlights the exhibition rooms that are particularly noisy/dark/have flashing lights.

About Newhaven Fort, Wave Leisure Trust

At Newhaven Fort there is much to explore including the vast, echoing tunnels built into the chalk cliffs, the ramparts amongst the 10 acre-site and breath-taking views of the South Downs and Sussex Coast. There’s also an on-site military museum that includes a recreated Air Raid shelter and an outdoor playground. When you buy your tickets ask for a special i-go map which highlights the exhibition rooms that are particularly noisy/dark/have flashing lights.

Wave Leisure Trust is a charitable not-for-profit Trust working to inspire active lifestyles through providing high quality, affordable and accessible health and fitness facilities and activities for our community.

Learn more about Newhaven Fort, Wave Leisure Trust

Accessibility

  • The Fort was built in the 18th century so physical access is limited in some areas
  • There are 10 steps to the ticket office on entry but staff can open the main gate for step free access
  • The exhibition rooms all have ramps, are wheelchair accessible and are all on one level
  • The shop and cafe are wheelchair accessible
  • The tunnels and ramparts are not wheelchair accessible
  • The Caponier has 72 stairs to the bottom
  • The South of the Fort is up a hill including the Grand Magazine (wheelchair access from the second entrance) and the ramparts
Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Designated Disabled Parking
  • There are 2 allocated accessible car parking bays in the moat (just outside the main entrance).
  • Visitors should follow the signs up Fort Rise rather than following signs to the general car park.
  • Drop off and pick up access into the fort is immediately outside the entrance tunnel – please call ahead for assistance.
  • There is a slope up and down to enter from both the main car park (fairly steep 30 metre slope downwards)
  • The accessible bays (more gentle slope upwards) with no rails and the entrance for all is up a slope through a wide high tunnel (including the drop off point)
Toileting/Changing
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Grab/Drop Down Rails
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • The acessible toilet is in the entrance tunnel
  • There is a radar key for the accessible toilet on request at the shop
  • Baby changing tables in both men's and women's toilets
Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
The Unexpected
  • There are flashing lights
  • There can be sudden loud noise
  • We have characters in costumes
  • During special events there can be gunfire, see website or call for more information
  • There can be flashing lights in the air raid shelter (not strobe lighting)
  • The 1st World War room entrance near the Caponier is dark - Please use the other entrance if you wish to avoid this
  • There can be people in costume on special event days, normally heads aren't covered. Halloween costumes are used. Please see website or phone to ask for more information

 

Location

Fort Road
Newhaven, BN9 9DS