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Enchanted Dockyard

19 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Enchanted Dockyard

19th October - 27th October

New for 2019…

This year get ready to be enchanted as you walk through our immersive magical ‘inside garden’. This experience is like no other! Sit on toad stalls as you join in with the digital story telling led by our very own wizard!  All included within your entry ticket, be spell bounded this October half term!


This year The Enchanted Dockyard will be taking place in No.1 Smithery, so come rain or shine this October half term you’ll be among our fairies!

As well as our digital story telling taking place, magical activities will also be available too.

More details are coming soon 

Wand making

Cast your spells with your very own wand! A popular activity but this year with a difference! With a variety of decorations available, choose your own theme  and our fairies will bring them to life in the digital story telling activity.


Butterfly Activity

Create your own magical butterfly and watch them fly!

Pumpkin carving

Leave the mess to us! Our fairies and wizards are on hand to help you carve your pumpkins! Please note that this activity is at an extra cost. 

Explore the site!

What else is included in your tickets...

As we are an 80 acre site, we thought it would be a nice gentle reminder on what is included in your entry ticket and for the rest of the year! Don’t forget our tickets are valid for 12 months – tickets are activated on the day of first visit (we are open until 24th November) . See our What’s On page for all the details 

Guided Tours 

We have 2 guided tours that are included in our entry tickets – The Victorian Ropery and HM Submarine Ocleot . Please book upon arrival at the Plan Your Visit area before you go onto site.

Dockyard Talks

Discover The Dockyard Talks are new for 2019! These talks are presented by our staff & volunteers on an array of subjects.

Railway weekends

Join us on selected weekends where our locomotives will be steaming through the site!

Galleries & exhibitions

3 Historic warships, Command of the Oceans Gallery & exhibition, Hearts of Oak -digital tour, RNLI Collection, HMS Cavalier, HMS Gannet, HM Submarine Ocelot, 3 Slip: The Big Space, The Victorian Ropery & Steam, Steel & Submarines Gallery

Play areas!

We have 2 adventure play areas and an indoor soft play area! Break up your visit as you stop off and play throughout the site.

Commissioners Garden

Discover our real ‘secret garden’ This little gem is tucked behind Commissioners House. Top tip- pickup a homemade sandwich and cake from the wagon Stop cafe and have a picnic! It’s the perfect place to switch off and relax in these beautiful grounds.

What's On

What's on