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Plymouth Pirate Weekend

The Barbican, Quay Square & Sutton Harbour

Tel: 01752 306330

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Plymouth Pirate Weekend

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Following the huge success of 2015, the award winning Plymouth Pirate Weekend returns on 14 and 15 May 2016 for a family fun packed weekend in The Barbican and Sutton Harbour. Funded by Waterfront businesses through Plymouth Waterfront Partnership.

Come and see our very own Jonty Depp who will be lurking the cobbled streets and go aboard our real Pirate Ship for free. Take part in our Pirate Trail and see if you can uncover Cap ‘n’ Jack’s hidden clues!

Test your pirate skills at our very own Pirate Swashbuckling School or if you prefer, you can enrol in our popular Mermaid School where you can meet a real life Mermaid.

On Sunday come and see a shipwrecked pirate that has washed ashore with a real whale. You will be able to go inside the whale to hear of tales of treasure, mermaids and pirates!  Don’t worry The National Marine Aquarium will be there to make sure the whale returns to the ocean!

The National Marine Aquarium will also have other whale based activities based throughout the weekend. They will have an information board with lots of interesting facts about British marine mammals, a game to let people find out how blubber works (and hopefully how effective!), and lastly a sand pit where people can make pledges to help the oceans by making origami whales!!

Plymouth's Pilgrim family will be appearing at the Mayflower Steps over Pirate Days in Plymouth.
Pilgrim David will be available for short walking tours of the Barbican's past... including where Pirate's and Pilgrim's stayed, played and got up to no good...The Pilgrims will have a few hundred full colour Mayflower educational pictures to give away.
If anyone is unfamiliar with Plymouth or Pirate Days they can help steer your ship in the right direction. Contact them here

Get a photograph taken by Pin and Pose outside the Tourist Information Centre for just £3 during Pirate Weekend and receive a voucher for 'buy one get one free' on traditional cream tea's at The Tudor Rose Tea Rooms. 

Best Dressed Business Competition

Rockpool Trading
Barbican Pasty Co
Edwards Fudge
Tourist Information Centre
Make at 140
Jasmine Rose Vintage, The House That Jack Built
Parade Antiques
Moby and Puddle's Enchanted Boutique
Rolys Fudge Pantry -  nip in for your pirate treasure fudge bags
Blue Peace Gallery
We want to know which business you think is the best dressed for Pirate Weekend. You can vote by tweeting a photo to @plymouthpirates or filling out a nomination slip in the Tourist Information Centre.

Click here for the Plymouth Pirate Weekend flyer, includes a full list of events.

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