The Junior Gunners and Arsenal Soccer Schools team are once again hitting the road this summer with our ‘Gunners on the Road' interactive centre.

Last summer over 6,000 football fans joined us to get a sneak preview of life behind the scenes at Arsenal. This summer we'll be heading back around the UK, heading to many of the towns and cities we visited last year and stopping off in some new places too!

The virtual tour starts at the Arsenal Training Centre, beginning with an introduction to Arsenal's coaching staff via a video message. There'll be the chance to sample some of the players' training methods, and visitors can test their reaction speeds against one another on the two-player Batak Wall, a hi-tech gym machine used by the team to improve reflexes.

There will then be an opportunity for participants to test their footballing stats with those of the Arsenal first team at the replica ‘Colney' training ground.

The Emirates Stadium experience will give youngsters access to a virtual Players' Dressing Room and an insight into the players' matchday preparations.

The changing room will be followed by the chance to sample the adrenaline rush of heading down the players' tunnel to the sounds of an Emirates crowd, where visitors will be led out onto an astro-turf football pitch and a penalty shootout brings the tour to an end.

The event is free for all to attend and those who register in advance can claim a free gift on the day. Plus, everyone will have the chance to win some great prizes on the penalty shoot-out, including tickets to an Arsenal home match during the 2012/2013 season.

Click here to register your attendance at one of the below events.

Please note that there are entry fees payable to the New Forest show and Hop Farm.

Date Timings Region Event
Sat 21st to Sun 22nd July 11am-6.30pm (Sun 5.30pm) Bedford Bedford River Festival, The Embankment, Russell Park, MK40
Tues 24th to Thurs 26th July 8:30am-6.30pm Hampshire New Forest Show*, The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH
Fri 3rd Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Bucks MK Xscape, Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS (Outside)
Sat 4th Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Oxfordshire Bonn Square, Oxford, OX1 1LQ
Sun 5th Aug 10am-5pm Kent The Hop Farm Family Park*, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY
Thurs 9th Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Berkshire Victoria Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PR
Fri 10th Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Wiltshire Regent Circus, Swindon, Berkshire, SN1 1PR
Sat 11th Aug 9:30am-5.30pm S. Wales John Frost square, Newport, South Wales, NP20 1HZ
Thurs 16th Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Essex Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2EJ
Fri 17th Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Hertfordshire Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1BT
Sat 18th Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Cambs Cathedral Square, Bridge Street, Peterborough City Centre, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XH
Thurs 23 Aug 9:30am-5.30pm Somerset Bristol – Promenade 2B
Fri 24 Aug 9:30am Devon Civic Plaza, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2TR
Sat 25 Aug 9:30am Dorset Bournemouth Town Square, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5LY

Please note: 

  • Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
  • There is an entry fee payable at the events indicated with a *. Registering for the ‘Gunners on the Road' experience does not provide free admission to the event; fees will be chargeable as advertised by the venue or event organiser.
  • Pre-registration does not guarantee admission to the Gunners on the Road experience.
  • Terms and conditions apply to the free gift voucher giveaway - please click here for terms and conditions
  • The opportunity to win two tickets at an Arsenal home game will be available at each event - please click here for terms and conditions
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28 Jun 2012