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Pirate Takeover at HMS Caroline

Ahoy me hearties! Are you looking for some swash-buckling adventures for the whole family? Well then, get ready to set sail for HMS Caroline this summer!

Explore the ship as you experience life at sea over 100 years ago. Test your own sea legs and hop on board for, ‘the best experience in Belfast’!

This summer, our pirate takeover trail starting on 6th July will test your treasure hunting skills as you find all the clues hidden throughout HMS Caroline to receive a certificate at the end of your visit!

Kicking off the summer we have the Pirate Lego Trail on the 6th & 7th July! Will you rise to the challenge and be brave enough to fend of pirates and complete the trail? Don’t worry if you miss these dates as our Lego Trail will be on during the 3rd-5th and 24th – 26th August!

Learn more about how the sailors lived and join our rope making demonstrations on the 7th July and 24th August! We also have plenty of craft activities to suit everyone. Come and join Jolly Roger Craft activities on the 6th and 18th August or the Macramé family crafts on the 10th and 24th August.

Create your own mono-printed Maps on the 27th July and 13th August to take home with you!

Learn about pirates and their treasures with Pirate Story telling on the 21st July, 4th and 18th August.

Or have a go at pirate ship building on the 16th, 19th and 21st July! You can also find the Captain and Pirate Puppet on board HMS Caroline on the 9th and 18th July or the 26th August!

Don’t forget - tickets at HMS Caroline grant free entry for the next 12 months! That means you can come back and enjoy HMS Caroline’s Pirate Takeover as many times as you like. Book online now to save 20% off all tickets.

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