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The Historic Dockyard Chatham has three play areas for our visitors to enjoy.

The free to enter play area located by our visitor admissions entrance allows children to learn through play as they explore their own ‘Historic Dockyard’.

Our ‘Outdoor Adventure’ Play Area is located opposite Commissioner’s House and close to the Victorian Ropery. This position makes it the ideal spot to break up your visit and perhaps stop for a picnic.



For our smaller visitors there is the soft play area, located in our Railway Workshop Refuel and Play space, alongside our Dockyard locomotive workshop. On occasions you’ll see the ‘Engineer’ at work carrying our maintenance on our trains which you can see rumble through the site each month.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the evolving situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19.

It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines we have closed our visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

This closure extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours and The Festival of Steam and Transport (12 – 13 April).

Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time and would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.