Join us this Easter for a fun packed holiday of activities! From Doc.Yard’s Secret Lab to giant rope eggs hidden across the site for our very own Easter egg hunt! Not forgetting the whole site is open to explore… from guided tours, to ringing the bell on HMS Cavalier to burning off those Easter chocolates at our play areas!
And one last thing!
This year Doc.Yard’s Secret Lab consists of a 20 minute noise workshop presented by Bunsen – Doc.Yard’s assistant; a make and take area with noisy poppers and chicken noise makers, and Doc’s own Sound laboratory with noises to make and activities to try! -Make a sound wave, play a bugle and learn about sound!
To visit Secret Lab you must book a time slot upon arrival at the Plan Your Visit point – this is at no extra cost. This experience is bookable throughout the day at timings of every half hour from arrival time: 10-10.30 until 16:30-17:00.
The noise workshop takes place in No.1 Smithery and lasts for 20 minutes. Buggies can be parked inside the building before entering the room and everyone gets a ‘vocal warm up’ before entering the lab!
We do advise arriving early to book your time slot to avoid any disappointment.
Bunsen will show you how to ‘see’ sound – make music without touching an instrument! Be amazed at the science ‘magic’ of the chladni plate and much more.
Create your own paper popper and chicken noise maker and try it out in our courtyard eco chamber!
Explore and experiment in Doc.Yard’s science and music laboratory, make noises, make waves, make discoveries and make your own music
If you have bought your tickets online, simply show your reference number upon arrival and our team will print your tickets for you. If you have lost your tickets – don’t panic! Our team can reprint these for you.
To avoid disappointment please book onto our FREE guided tours as soon as you arrive . These are booked at the Plan Your Visit point where our team will give you a variety of options to book a time slot, please bring your timed ticket with you.
Not forgetting to discover HMS Cavalier & HMS Gannet – climb on-board! Explore the site and find the Steam Steel and Submarines Gallery, The RNLI Collection, play areas and more!
We also have 2 food outlets on site – The Wagon Stop – perfect for light bites and well known for it’s delicious pies! & The Mess Deck – Ideal to take a seat and recharge your batteries! From paninis and soups to burgers and fish & chips!