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Pirate Weekend

The Barbican, Quay Square & Sutton Harbour

Tel: 01752 306330

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Pirate Weekend

Opening Times

* 10am-4pm

Following the huge success of 2014, which saw Pirate Weekend receive a Visit Devon Tourism Award,the event returns on 16 and 17 May for a family fun packed weekend in The Barbican and Sutton Harbour.

Saturday’s Fun

West Pier (by the bridge to the National Marine Aquarium)
All day - Children’s playground complex on West Pier
(£2 entry on to this fun sea themed multi level playground under the watchful eye of Oscar the Octopus)
Quay Square (By Cap ’n’ Jaspers)
All Day - Entrance to the Phoenix Tall Ship
10am - Pirates of St Piran storming the ship and raising the Jolly Roger
11.40am - Puppet Tree YO HO HO show
1.40pm - Puppet Tree YO HO HO show
3.15pm - Puppet Tree YO HO HO show
Southside Street
Jonty Depp roaming the streets
11.30am - Tavy Tars Roaming 
12.30pm - Tavy Tars Roaming
2pm - Tavy Tars Roaming
3pm - Tavy Tars Roaming
Parade Antiques
10am - 11.30am - Melody The Mermaid
1.30pm - 3.30pm - Melody The Mermaid
Sunday's Fun
West Pier
All day - Childrens playground Complex
Quay Square
The Phoenix Tall Ship - All day
Community & Charity Stalls - All day
Puppet Tree Yo Ho Ho Show - 11:30am, 13:30pm and 3pm
Southside Street
Jonty Depp - All day
Zooted - All day
Plymouth Play Association - All day
The Parade Antiques
Melody the Mermaid - 10am until 12pm and 1:30pm until 15:30pm

The Pirates of St Piran will be storming The Phoenix tall ship where it will be berthed in Sutton Harbour, inviting families on board to get a taste of life as a pirate at their own risk!

The streets will be taken over by the famous Jonty Depp, as well as the tallest stilt walking pirates you will ever see, the YO HO HO Pirate Puppet Show and the mystical Melody Mermaid. With a chance to dig for treasure, make pirate outfits and enroll in mermaid school, there is plenty to do to keep the little ones busy for the whole weekend.

Download the full programme here.

Competitions for the whole family will be held over the weekend, see below for all the competitions you can enter and amazing prizes you could win!

Best Pirate Joke on Facebook
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for our Best Pirate Joke competition. We will be giving away prizes to two lucky winners, all you will have to do is tell us your best pirate joke and let us know what prize you would like to win.

You could win a Meet the Tigers experience at Dartmoor Zoo for 2 adults or a Family Pass for the National Marine Aquarium.

Best Picture with Phillip The Prawn on Twitter
We want to see your best pictures with Phillip The Prawn over Pirate Weekend. Tweet us at @plymouthpirates with your photo and we will pick the best one to win another amazing prize!

The winner will get a Keeper for a Day experience for two 8 - 15 year olds and one supervising adult at Dartmoor Zoo.

Childrens Fancy Dress Competition (Saturday 16th, 2.30pm outside Tourist Information Centre)
We will be picking the best pirate boy and girl for our childrens fancy dress competition. The girl winner will receive family tickets to Sing-A-Long-A-Frozen at Plymouth Pavilions on 28th May as well as a pirate t-shirt of their choice and a family pass to the National Marine Aquarium. The boy winner will receive family tickets to Tree Fu Tom at Plymouth Pavilion on 29th August as well as a pirate t-shirt of their choice and a family pass to the National Marine Aquarium!

Family Fancy Dress Competition (Saturday 16th, 2.30pm outside Tourist Information Centre)
We will also be picking the family of pirates with the best fancy dress. The winning family will receive a yummy Sunday lunch at Moorland Garden Hotel, tickets to Pennywell Farm for all the family and a family pass to the National Marine Aquarium!

Name the Pirate Parrot at Tourist Information Centre
On both days during Pirate Weekend we will be holding a Name the Bear competition with prizes to be won for the children and the adults. Whoever chooses the best name on each day will win the bear itself, a free cut and blow dry at Maiya's Salon and a sailing experience with PDSSA for two.

Guess the Treasure at Tourist Information Centre
Guess how much treasure is in the treasure chest to win goodies! Closest winner gets a pass for two adults to the Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary as well as a sailing experience with PDSSA for two. The next three runner ups will also win a sailing experience with PDSSA.

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