Golden Hinde Overnight Experience
Until Sun Sep 29 2013
© Morley Von Sternberg
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Aug 1 2013
An opportunity to sail the seven seas in the company of famous and infamous explorer Sir Francis Drake. Sleepovers aboard the Golden Hinde, a replica of Drake's ship permanently moored on the southern bank of the Thames, offer a 'voyage' in search of hidden treasures, and perhaps a bit of plundering too.
On arrival at 5pm a quick change into Tudor sailor costumes gets everyone set for firing the cannons, before a traditional Tudor dinner and storytelling. After an exhausting evening on the high seas, the young crew bed down on the gun deck among the heavy artillery. During the chilly winter months there are electric radiators and additional blankets available for families who don't fancy replicating the harsh conditions Drake and his crew would have endured. There's a security guard on board all night as well as the actors who lead the fun. Popular for birthday parties, the ship is also available for private hire.
Suitable for ages 6-11, with one adult per group. The events take place monthly from March to October.