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Summer days out in Kent

19 July 2019

It’s all hands on deck for our teams here at The Dockyard as we are busy preparing for quite the summer!KIDS GO FOR A QUID! Children from 5-15 years can get their entry tickets for just £1 this summer with every full paying adult or concession (1 child per adult/concession ticket) Available online now! 

We don’t just have 1 activity, we have 3! PLUS the whole dockyard is open as usual to explore – including our 2 guided tours. The best bit of all of this we hear you ask? …. this is ALL included in your entry ticket! Yes you read that correctly! Small added extras may come at a cost but our activities are all included. Tickets here at The Dockyard are valid for 12 months and are activated upon arrival of first visit. So there’s no need to rush when you visit, take your time and come back throughout the year to a variety of activities for all the family.

The details…

The beach is back this year but transformed back to the 1970’s – retro deck chairs, parasols, memorabilia and Punch and Judy shows! No need to head to the coast this summer, the beach has come to you!
Our mad scientist Doc.Yard returns with his ‘End of the Pier’ show! Find out the weight of your head! Be amazed by the strongest child in the world! Experience the longest, highest musical note in Kent. See Bunsen charged with 100,000 Volts of electricity. Before the show, visitors can take part in an array of activities and experiments of their own!
Cool down in No.1 Smithery and visit our temporary exhibition space, where this summer it’s all things PIRATES! We are excited to be the first stop off from the National touring exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Wondering what else is included in your entry ticket? You’ll be surprised to see how much there really is to do here! That’s why our tickets are valid for 12 months too! So there’s no need to rush, come back another day with friends and experience another whole day out here at The Dockyard! Tickets are activated upon arrival. When you purchase tickets online, a reference code will be emailed to you. Bring this with you upon arrival and our team will take your photo (say cheese!) and your tickets are printed here.

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The Historic Dockyard Chatham is now open to visitors.

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