We know we are a BIG site – 80 acres to be precise! But that’s a whole 80-acres for kids to explore and get really hands on with history. To help you get the best out of your visit, we have put together a list of some of the top things to do on your family day out here at The Dockyard this summer.
Don’t forget your ticket lasts for 12 months, so there’s no need to tackle everything in one visit.
Join Captain Barnacles and the Octonauts on an interactive, activity-based adventure through the tides of maritime history, learning the key skills needed to join the Octo-Crew. Are you a daredevil explorer like Kwazii? Brave like Captain Barnacles? Or an awesome engineer like Tweak?
Join us for a summer of adventures as we explore the Science of the Sea.
Dates of each of the activities can be found below. You can book a place on these activities on arrival, and they are all included within your entry ticket to the Dockyard
Complete 12 mini summer adventures among 400 years of history. Don’t forget your ticket lasts for 12 months, so there’s
no need to tackle everything in one visit.
Admission tickets are valid for 12 months so you can come back... again & again!
What happens on your visit?
• You’ll collect an Octonauts Training Log on arrival
• Follow the Octo-Map alongside Captain Barnacles
• Locate Kwazii, Peso, Tweak, Shellington, Dashi,
Tunip and Professor Inkling hidden around the Historic Dockyard
• Complete fun activities to learn their specialist skills.
We’re very excited to welcome Captain Barnacles and Kwazii who will make special appearances on selected dates throughout the summer.
Fun activities include ‘Ship Building Challenge’ where you’ll build and test your own ship in our unique Dockyard tow tank; ‘Ready Aim Fire!’ – rocket firing, inspired by HMS Cavalier’s Seacat missiles, and ‘Gun Deck Challenge’ preparing and firing model cannons, inspired by the guns (cannons) onboard HMS Victory. Grown ups, you will have fun with these activities too!
This Is My Theatre presents an open air theatre production of The Railway Children on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August.
When their father has to leave their London home unexpectedly, Roberta, Phyllis and Peter leave London and travel with their mother to start a new life in rural Yorkshire.
Their love of trains and the nearby railway line lead to new adventures but the mystery of why their father doesn’t return remains and they must find out and help him come home.
Whilst written more than a century ago, this charming children’s novel still inspires all ages and with folk music throughout, everyone will have their hearts warmed with this captivating adaptation.
Adapted for the stage by Sarah Slator.
General admission: £15
Child (aged 5 – 15): £12
Family of four: £48
Children aged 4 and under do not need a ticket.
18.30 – 20.00 (doors open and music from 18.00)
The outdoor performances will take place in Museum Square. The shows will go on in all but the most extreme weather conditions. Bring your comfy chairs, cosy blankets, come dressed for the Great British weather and enjoy some great al fresco entertainment. There is no wet weather option.
Refreshments will be available.