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Training for Trenches - Children's Summer Activities
Training for Trenches - Children's Summer Activities

Wed, 17 Aug


Great War Huts

Training for Trenches - Children's Summer Activities

A special trench training event especially for 7 to 12 year old ‘recruits’!

Time & Location

17 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 12:00

Great War Huts, Brook Farm Camp, Bell's Ln, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5NW, UK

About the event

Training For Trenches is a programme of events aimed at 7 to 12 year olds, every Wednesday in August from 10am - 12pm. Over an exciting two hours our young recruits will meet Corporal Ingram who puts them through basic training, issues them with uniforms and helmets, then leads them into the trenches to find out how soldiers lived and worked below ground during the First World War. These sessions last approximately two hours and conclude with a well earned drink and biscuits back in our original First World War Recreation Hut! Parents and guardians are very welcome to join in. Booking in advance is essential. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 12 children. Please wear sensible footwear. If you have any questions, do get in touch! 

Over the past two years our Schools Education Programme here at Great War Huts has proved a huge success. School groups from as far away as the South Coast and even Scotland have visited us to learn about the First World War in a historical setting - our original 1914-1918 buildings. We wanted to offer the same opportunities to younger children during the Summer holidays, and so we created Training For Trenches!


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