Bletchley — 25–26 June 2016
Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day
- Bletchley Park,
The Mansion, Sherwood Drive,
Bletchley Park, the home of British code-breaking and the birthplace of modern information technology, is opening its doors to host the 2016 Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 for a weekend of activities.
Bletchley Park, which is open to visitors throughout the year, played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict and visitors will be able to explore experience and enjoy the top-secret world of iconic WW2 code-breaking huts and blocks set within the Bletchley Park’s atmospheric Victorian estate.
There will be live music to entertain visitors on both afternoons including The Bevin Boys who will bring 1940s swing music to life on the Sunday. All children will be able to enjoy croquet on the lawn and have their faces painted on the Sunday and Military stall holders representing Service charities and military organisations within the Armed Forces Family will be present on both days.
A limited number of free tickets for the Armed Forces family living or working in Buckinghamshire are available for the Armed Forces Day weekend event; but they must be pre-booked. Visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/armedforcesday for more information and how to register. Military details will be required when booking and tickets will be on a first come first served basis.
Bletchley Park will be open to the public as normal and tickets can be purchased at www.bletchleypark.org.uk