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Family Activities

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Science of the Sea

Join us for a summer of adventures as we explore the Science of the Sea. Fun activities include ‘Ship Building Challenge’; ‘Ready Aim Fire!’, and ‘Gun Deck Challenge’. Perfect for 6 – 12 year olds but grown ups, you’ll have fun with these activities too ...

Captain Barnacles Meet & Greet

As part of our Octonauts Octo-Cadet Training Academy, we’re very excited to welcome Captain Barnacles to HMS Gannet on Sunday 14 August ...

Kwazii Meet & Greet

As part of our Octonauts Octo-Cadet Training Academy, we’re very excited to welcome Kwazii to HMS Gannet on Sunday 21 August ...

Inclusive Family Creative Workshop (FREE)

Calling all Octo-Cadets, we need you for an exciting art mission! Captain Christopher Sacre needs your help to create new characters to combat sea monsters! This drop-in activity is free for everyone and will be delivered in BSL and spoken English. ...

Inclusive Family Creative Workshop (Free)

Calling all Octo-Cadets, we need you for an exciting art mission. Captain Christopher Sacre needs your help to create new characters to combat sea monsters! This drop-in activity is free to attend and will be delivered in BSL and spoken English. ...

Supersized Summer

We know we are a BIG site – 80 acres to be precise! But that’s a whole 80-acres for kids to explore and get really hands on with history. To help you get the best out of your visit, we have put together a list of some of the top things to do on your family day out here at The Dockyard this summer. ...

Octonauts Octo-Cadet Training Academy

Sound the Octo-Alert! The Octonauts are dropping anchor with a family-friendly activity trail at The Historic Dockyard Chatham for the summer. Do you have what it takes to become an Octo-Agent? ...

Mini-Deckers

Our bi-weekly, baby-friendly coffee morning in partnership with Mama Matters – Medway and Medway Mums. Come along for a tea, cake and chat with other local mums   ...

Salute to the ’40s

Start planning your vintage outfit and perfecting your victory rolls now, it’s time to meet again on 10 & 11 September 2022 ...