Nintendo Switch Meet No.4

We just went back and read the post for the first Switch Meet we held back in February 2020. Now, we haven’t held as many as we’d like, but they’ve definitely been well received by the people who have attended them and we’re planning our 4th meet on (funnily enough) 4th July 2021.

As before, it’s open to all ages, but if anything is generally attended by more adults than children and they’re all welcoming, friendly and inclusive. The Nintendo Switch seems to attract more sociable gamers and that makes it perfect for this sort of event.

Clearly we’ll be keeping it Covid safe, making more use of outdoor spaces than we have in the past. The other thing to bear in mind is that it’s planned for the same weekend as the Rapture Gaming and Creative Festival being held at the nearby Historic Dockyard Chatham. So you can make a weekend of it.

October Half Term Family Activities 19th – 27th Oct

It’s nearly Halloween and there’s a range of activities for children at The Pantry and Fort Amherst this half term.

Pop in, grab a bite to eat and enter our halloween colouring competition from the 19th to the 27th October. Prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday 4th November, so make sure you’re following us or you might miss out!

We’ve also introduced a children’s menu including mini breakfast before 12pm and lunch boxes throughout the day.

Aaaaaaand we’re the venue for the Fort’s own pumpkin carving activity (please check their website for more information, dates and any applicable charges by visiting

Please note that access to the rest of the Fort Amherst site is restricted at the moment due to the set up for the Halloween Horrors evenings, but tickets can still be purchased via the Fort Amherst website.