National Open Week

An invitation to Army Cadets Open Days

This year the Army Cadet Force is once again holding Open Day events across the country to give you the chance to come and find out what we are all about.

Open Day events will take place in various locations during our national Open Week from the 12th - 18th September 2016 and will be listed on this page as and when they are confirmed.

For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. With 41,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 9,500 adults in over 1,600 locations in every corner of the United Kingdom, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations.

So if you are thinking about helping and leading young people in your area by volunteering as an adult, or you think you may enjoy becoming an Army Cadet yourself, our Open Days are just for you. Parents are welcome too, of course!

ARMY CADETS OPEN DAYS SEPTEMBER 2016

What can you expect? 

There will be demonstrations, presentations and the possibility of taking part in activities, plus you will have the opportuniy to ask questions and find out more about what makes the Army Cadets so popular.

We hope to see you there.

Click on the county where you live to find confirmed events taking place near you. If your county isn't listed below, contact your local Army Cadets county HQ to learn more about visiting your nearest detachment.

  • Angus and Dundee

    Dundee Royal Signals Detachment

    Newman House, Army Reserve Centre, Mid Craigee Road, Dundee, DD4 7RH

    Date: Monday 12th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00


    Dundee Royal Artillery Detachment

    Millenium Hall, Cupar Angus Road, Birkhill, DD2 5GE

    Date: Wednesday 14th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00


    Dundee Royal Army Medical Corps Detachment

    Oliver Barracks, Dalkeith Road, Dundee, DD4 7DL

    Date: Wednesday 14th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00


    Dundee Para Detachment

    Army Reserve Centre, Strathmore Avenue, Dundee, DD3 6SQ

    Date: Thursday 15th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00


    Arbroath Royal Artillery Detachment

    ACF Hut, Charles Avenue, Arbroath, DD11 2HF

    Date: Thursday 15th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00


    Grove Black Watch Detachment

    ACF Hut, The Castle, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2BE

    Date: Thursday 15th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00

  • BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE

    South Oxhey Detachment

    ACF Hut, Gosforth Road, South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19 7BU

    Date: Monday 12th September

    Time: 19:30 – 21:00

  • CUMBRIA

    Burma Company Open Day

    The Big Idea Event

    The Park Leisure Centre, Greengate Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 9DT

    Date: Saturday 17th September

    Time: 12:30 – 16:30

    For more details click here

  • Dorset

    Open Day - Rossmore Detachment

    Location: Rossmore Community College, Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 4HS

    Date: Tuesday 13 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Beaminster Detachment

    Barrowfield West, Beaminster, DT8 3DJ

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Blandford Detachment

    Kingston Close, Bradley Estate, Blandford, DT11 7UQ

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Bridport Detachment

    Gundry Lane, Bridport, DT6 3LR

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Bournemouth Detachment

    Drill Hall, Portman Road, Boscombe, BH7 6EU

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Bovington Detachment

    RWxY TA Centre, Allenby Bks, Bovington, BH20 6NY

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Christchurch Detachment

    Portfield Drill Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch, BH23 2AQ

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Dorchester Detachment

    TA Centre, Poundbury Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SZ

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Gillingham Detachment

    Cemetery Lane, Gillingham, SP8 4AZ

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Lytchett Matravers Detachment

    ACF Centre, Playing Fields, Old Lytchett Matravers School,BH16 6BJ

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Parkstone Detachment

    Weymouth Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0DS

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Portland Detachment

    Easton Lane (Adj Drill Hall), Portland, DT5 1BW

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Shaftesbury Detachment

    Old TA Centre, Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AG

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Sherborne Detachment

    Blackberry Lane, Sherborne, DT9 4DE

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

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    Open Day - Wallisdown Detachment

    TA Centre, Wallisdown Road, BH12 5AD

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - West Moors Detachment

    Petroleum Centre, RLC West Moors, BH21 6QS

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Weymouth Detachment

    Bldg 2 Chickerell Camp, Weymouth, DT3 4DF

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Wimborne Detachment

    Blind Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NJ

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Poole Detachment

    Location: Wimborne Road, Fleetsbridge, Poole, BH15 3EF

    Date: Monday 19 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

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    Open Day - Gillingham Detachment

    Location: Cemetery Lane, Gillingham, SP8 4AZ

    Date: Monday 19 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Dorchester Detachment

    Location: TA Centre, Poundbury Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SZ

    Date: Monday 19 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here


    Open Day - Wallisdown Detachment

    Location: TA Centre, Wallisdown Road, BH12 5AD

    Date: Monday 19 September 2015

    Time: 19:30

    For more details click here

  • NORTHERN IRELAND

    Dromore Detachment

    Dromore High School, Banbridge Road, Dromore, Down, BT25 1NB

    Date: Monday 12th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00


    Dunmore Detachment

    Army Reserve Centre, Dunmore Park, Ashfield Park, Skegoniel Avenue, Belfast, BT15 8LN

    Date: Monday 12th September

    Time: 19:30 – 21:00


    Carrickfergus Detachment

    ACF Hut, Prince William Way, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 8LN

    Date: Wednesday 14th September

    Time: 19:00 – 21:00


    Hydebank Detachment

    Army Reserve Centre, Hospital Road, Hydebank, Belfast, Down, BT8 8JP

    Date: Wednesday 14th September

    Time: 19:30 – 21:00

  • SUFFOLK

    B Company Open Day

    Grand Henham Steam Rally, Henham Park, nr Southwold, Suffolk, NR34 8AQ

    Date: Saturday 17th September

    Time: 10:00 – 16:00

    For more details click here

  • WILTSHIRE

    Westbury Detachment

    Wetsbury Cadet Centre, West End, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 3JF

    Date: Sunday 18th September

    Time: 12:00 – 14:30