Formation gallery will be closed for a private event on Saturday, 29 June 2024.

  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Play Base

A child on the Play Base assault course
Families

Fun for little ones

Play Base is an immersive experience for children aged 8 or under, offering a variety of fun and engaging activities. From taking on the soft play assault course to climbing aboard a truck or preparing scoff in the cookhouse, Play Base lets every child shine.

Session times

Session 1: 
10.00am – 11.00am
Session 2: 
11.30am – 12.30pm
Session 3: 
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 4: 
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Session 5: 
4.00pm – 5.00pm

Access

Location:
Floor 0

Tickets

Prices:
Children (0-8 years old): £6.50
Adults: FREE

Terms and conditions

Tickets are available online and in-venue. A £1.00 booking fee applies per online transaction. There is no booking fee for in-venue tickets.

Only one adult will be permitted to enter with up to two children. Two adults will be permitted to enter with three to four children. A maximum of four children’s tickets are available per customer, per session. Any extra adults will not be permitted and adults are not permitted entry on a child’s ticket.

Please email commercial@nam.ac.uk if you require an extra adult due to specialised support needs.

See full terms and conditions.

Play Base highlights

A child on the Play Base command liaison vehicle

Command liaison vehicle

Command liaison vehicle
Children in the Play Base cookhouse

Cookhouse

Cookhouse
Children in the Play Base quartermaster store

Quartermaster store

Quartermaster store

Assault course

Physical challenge is a key aspect of soldiering. Overcoming obstacles requires both individual fitness and teamwork. Come and have a go on our soft play assault course if you think you’ve got what it takes!

Play Base soldiers climb obstacle
Play Base command liaison vehicle

Command liaison vehicle

The Army teaches soldiers to lead as well as to follow. Climb aboard our command liaison vehicle to explore themes of communications and mobility, driving and mechanical repair.

Cookhouse

An army marches on its stomach. Make sure the troops are full of beans in our Camp Kitchen and Mess Hall.

Play Base soldier cook
Play Base quartermaster

Quartermaster store

Where do soldiers get kitted out? How do they buy provisions and receive messages from home? Get to grips with all these questions at our army storeroom.

In the field

Soldiers need to be able to look after themselves wherever they are. Develop your fieldcraft skills - building camps, dens and shelters - to survive the wild.

Play Base soldiers in the field

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