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Play Areas

We have 3 play areas for our younger visitors to enjoy.

The free to enter play area by our main Visitor Entrance lets children their own mini ‘Historic Dockyard’.

Our ‘Outdoor Adventure’ Play Area is located opposite Commissioner’s House and close to the Victorian Ropery – perfectly located to break up your visit and stop for a picnic.



For our smaller visitors we have a fun soft play area, located in our Wagon Stop canteen, alongside our Dockyard locomotive workshop. On occasions you’ll see the ‘Engineer’ at work carrying out maintenance on our trains which you can see steam through the site each month.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Notice to Visitors

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust welcomes the news that museums and visitor attractions are able to reopen to visitors from 4 July.

We are actively planning to welcome visitors back to the Dockyard as soon as we are safely able to do so but this will be some time after 4 July.

We will make a further announcement to confirm the exact date as soon as we can.

In the meantime, much of Dockyard life has never stopped. Master Ropemakers has started operating again and we are taking forward bookings for filming, group travel and hospitality, including weddings. Call the Midwife Official Location Tours will resume shortly.

We would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.

Last updated: 25 June 2020