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25 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019



25th May - 2nd June

ARRRRRR! Climb on-board HMS Gannet, all transformed into our very own pirate ship this May Half Term! It’s swashbuckling fun with our pirate crew!

During this week The Dockyard will be filled with Pirate activities for 3-5-year olds and 5-10-year olds. Young buccaneers will begin their Pirate journey by creating their very own Pirate compass. This compass will reveal their five Pirate missions to complete, in order to meet the Captain to receive their reward!

Will you be able to make a treasure map, a flag, use a telescope and more? Perhaps walking the plank will be the hardest mission of all!

If you don’t complete them all in one day, don’t worry, you can return on your annual ticket to do more another day!

Ahoy there me hearties!

HMS Gannet is transformed!

We’re lucky enough to have our very own ‘pirate ship’ here at The Dockyard. Explore the decks, ring the bell and find the treasure!

Do you know your North, South, East & West?

Your first pirate mission… to create your compass!

Your compass will be guiding your day, explore the site whilst you pickup activities along the way!

More to be revealed…

What's On

What's on

Visitor Notice

On Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April The Festival of Steam & Transport event is taking place. Please note that this is a separately ticketed event – online tickets are available here

We are open as usual on Good Friday (19th April ) and Saturday 20th April.  Our opening times are 10am – 6pm. Join us for our Easter Eggtravaganza activities!