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Pirate Parties!



Celebrate your child’s birthday in true pirate style on our very own ‘Pirate’ ship Gannet.

Our two hour fun packed pirate parties include, games, actives, songs and your very own pirate!

Your child will get to be First Mate and raise The Jolly Roger before the fun begins – including a pirate picnic in the Captain’s cabin.

Get in contact today to book your Pirate Party with us!

SPECIAL OFFER – 20% OFF BOOKINGS UNTIL SUNDAY 2nd JUNE! Speak to our sales team today 01634 823812

All you need to know.

To make a booking… Contact our Group Sales Department:

  • Email:           
  • Website:       
  • Telephone:            01634 823815 / 01634 823812 – booking line open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 
  • Fax:                          01634 823801
  • Address:                The Fitted Rigging House, 1st Floor North,  The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE


Payment can be made on the day of your visit by either cash, cheque or credit card. A deposit will be needed to secure the booking.


Goodie Bags

Pre order your goodie bag for £5.00 per person in advance, this will include all the fun stuff a party bag should include and makes planning easier for you!



Parking is free of charge within our main visitor car park. All parents are welcome to use our car park on the day. The Main visitor entrance is next to our car park and easy to find – just follow the signs!


Party Rates / Annual Ticket Information

Party rates are available for groups of up to 15 children.

This includes:

  • Invitations
  • Access to the Gannet for two hours
  • Pirate Picnic
  • Pirate guide
  • All games & activities

The cost of birthday parties are £320.00 flat rate for up to 15 children- Access to other galleries and attractions is at an additional cost.

If numbers are above 15 children each member will be charged £16.00 per person. Maximum amount for a party is 20 children.

*Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Upgrade Your Ticket and Visit all Year

There is an exclusive offer to all parents of children attending our birthday parties to buy annual tickets of up to 20% off. This ticket will entitle families to re-visit as many times as they like for a whole year! *Discount cards and promotional offers are not valid on birthday party rates.


What's on at The Dockyard

Evie "had a brilliant time and I have been told by lots of parents that their child also had a great time...Your ‘Pirates’ were really entertaining and engaged the children fantastically and again nothing was an issue for them. Thank you and your team again for making my daughter’s birthday so special."

- Gayle
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