Plymouth Pirate Weekend
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The award-winning Plymouth Pirate Weekend returns to our shores on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May for two days packed full of family fun.
Taking place in The Barbican and Sutton Harbour this promises to be a cracking year for budding young pirates.
Say “Ahoy!” to Jonty Depp, Plymouth’s very own Captain Jack Sparrow lookalike as he pits his wits against old foe Captain Barbosa, board a real Pirate ship and enjoy some live family entertainment.
Budding pirates can go aboard a real Pirate Ship with its scurvy crew, complete with live canon and musket firing, if that’s not your thing you can enrol in the Mermaid School where you can meet a real life Mermaid, take in some shanty singing or watch a pirate themed puppet show.
Take a wander along the waterfront and pick-up your own pirate trail and activity sheet for just £2 at The Barbican Tourist Information Centre for a chance to win a great Pirate prize and personalise your very own Pirate story.
New for this year you can get the most out of your day and hop aboard the Plymouth Land Train for free to visit the children’s activity area and Pirate themed Fun Park at West Hoe.
Other highlights include the ‘Best Dressed Pirate’ competition, displays, storytelling, face painting and a soft play area with a Giant Octopus.
The Tall Ship will be docked in Sutton Harbour on Quay Square and is free for all to go aboard.
All Aboard M'Hearties with Musuem On Tour at the Mayflower Musuem!
Come along, one and all, to make your very own pirate hats and pirate accessories so you can voyage around the Barbican as a proper pirate. Ahha!
Cost: £2.50 per child (accompanying adults go free) access to the Mayflower Museum is included in the price.
Booking is advised as places are limited. You can pay on the day but remember first come first served. Please book: www.motpirates.eventbrite.co.uk
A firm favourite for the event and the weekend will include the extremely popular roaming Jack Sparrow impersonator mingling with the crowds and retailers. This year Jack will be accompanied by his arch enemy Captain Barbossa, just stand back and watch the two pit their wits!
A team of two professional puppeteers with over thirty years of experience entertaining audiences with their 'Jack Tarr and Baggywrinkle' Pirate Puppet Show. This is an original tale told with beautifully crafted glove puppets with plenty of fun for the audience to join in the pirate adventure.
Jack Tarr runs away to sail the sea. He solves the mystery of the dissappearing food rations with the help of his cat Baggywrinkle!!
Pirates of St Piran
On Sunday 14 May, the Pirates of St Piran will be singing shanty songs and sword fighting.
Melody the Mermaid
Melody the Mermaid will be meeting and greeting the land dwellers of The Barbican and hold her famous Mermaid school and arts and crafts workshops.
Saturday 10am - 12noon: Melody meet and greet
Saturday 1.30pm - 3.30pm: Mermaid school craft activity 'Make a wish in a fish' at the Tourist Information Centre
Sunday 10am - 12noon: Melody meet and greet
Sunday 1.30pm - 3.30pm: Mermaid school songs and storytelling at the Tourist Information Centre.
Society of King George the Third
The Society of King George the Third will stage black powder displays and several quality table displays from which the public may handle. They will also bring a batch of children's sized red uniforms.
On Saturday 13 May the Tavy Tars will be adding to the fun at Plymouth Pirate Weekend with their selection of sea shanties and songs of the sea.
They offer a mixture of harmonies and fine musicianship, but mainly lots of high energy and familiar songs with a nautical flavourthat you will recognise and want to join in with!
Soft Play - Giant Octopus
Back again this year on West Pier there will be a Giant Octopus soft play activity centre over the two days.
Tyburn Jig - Storytelling and Walkabout Act
Tricorn Shonkey impressively costumed will bring a weave of musical tapestry of pirates, smugglers, press-gangs, sea voyages, highwaymen and ne'er do wells! Shanties, jigs and reels are also given the Shonkey treatment; bringing a whole broadside of fun to sailors and land-lubbers' ears alike! Listen also to a clutch of stories to tickle your ears- tales of mermaids and pirates!