Chatham Dockyard's half term events including A Pirates's Life for Me exhibition

by Lauren Abbott

A swashbuckling adventure awaits visitors to The Historic Dockyard this half term thanks to a fantastic pirate-themed exhibition coming straight from London.

Anchoring at the Chatham Maritime attraction is the latest popular exhibition from the V&A Museum of Childhood - A Pirate's Life For Me.

The Dockyard is the first venue for the exhibition's tour.

Swashbuckling half term fun at the Dockyard in Chatham
Swashbuckling half term fun at the Dockyard in Chatham

Displays explore the history and impact of pirates's in children's culture through displays which include toys, books, illustrations, games, costumes and photographs.

Children can burn off some energy whilst exploring the huge wooden Pirate ship, pretend to be the Captain and 'steer' the ship and take part in some pirate-themed half term activities between May 25 and June 2.

These include making treasure maps and flags, learning how to use a telescope and creating pirate compasses complete with pirate missions to complete.

Find half term treasures at the Dockyard
Find half term treasures at the Dockyard

A ticket to The Historic Dockyard in Chatham lasts for a year to enable families to visit time and time again.

For more information about the visiting exhibition or the Dockyard's plans for the 2019 May half term holiday please see the website.

  • Stay up-to-date with all of the half term events and activities in Kent through the My Kent Family facebook page.

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