Play Base is an immersive experience for children aged 8 or under, offering a variety of fun and engaging activities.
Whether your child wants to take on the soft play assault course, climb aboard a truck or prepare scoff in the cookhouse, Play Base lets every child shine.
Play Base is now open again, in line with the general reopening of the Museum, with new measures and changes to ensure it continues to be safe and fun while also ensuring we are compliant with Public Health England requirements.
With new social distancing measures in place, and increased cleaning between sessions, we have adjusted our Play Base session times and now only offer five sessions a day, with reduced capacity in each session.
Children aged 1-8 years old: £5.75
Under 1s: We are currently unable to take bookings for children under 1 year old.
Owing to reduced capacity, a maximum of 2 children and 1 adult can be booked per transaction.
All tickets must be booked online in advance. A £1.00 booking fee applies per online transaction.Book online
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
Ground Floor Lower Level
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!
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.
An army marches on its stomach. Make sure the troops are full of beans in our Camp Kitchen and Mess Hall.
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.
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.