I had bought a Living Social voucher ages ago and then realised that I hadn't used it. I emailed the day before to see if there were any places available for the following day - a Saturday - and, luckily for us, there were. The lovely lady, Emily, who emailed me advised me that our family could have a guided tour in the morning or go for the Pirate Fun Day in the afternoon. We opted for the Pirate Fun Day and we were not disappointed. We were greeted by 'Pirate Ploppy' who insulted our children in role so well that I thought that they were going to wet themselves laughing. I knew they would get the 4 year old on side but the quiet 9 year old and the 'a bit too cool for school' 10 year old were engaged throughout. After meeting Ploppy's 'Captain Hieronymous', they played some games that got them used to the dimensions of the ship and established the report with the actors in role. The education was effortless and we all got to haul the anchor and fire a cannon. I tend to let my kids and my husband get on with all the participation stuff as they know me to be a bit of a misery, however, I found myself singing a sea shanty at the top of my voice whilst coiling the anchor rope! I had been years ago to The Golden Hinde and needed no more than 20 minutes looking around before my eldest had got bored; the pirates kept us all entertained for 2 hours today! As I said before, I had used a Living Social voucher but it was well worth the full price admission. A brilliant afternoon!
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