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A Pirate Father's Day at Polly Woodside

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A swashbuckling adventure onboard a historic Maritime Museum
Ahoy there me hearties! Are you ready to take Dad on a swashbuckling Father's Day adventure aboard a historic heritage listed tall ship?

Polly Woodside
Polly Woodside

Polly Woodside will host a Pirate Sunday on 6 September, where there will be scores of buccaneer activities to entertain Dad and the family of scallywags.

The beautiful Polly Woodside vessel is a Belfast-built, three-masted, iron-hulled tall ship that sailed the seas between 1885 and 1904. Polly Woodside is in now docked within Melbourne's South Wharf in her retirement years, serving as a National Trust maritime museum and tourist attraction.

Polly Woodside can be toured from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, otherwise open 7 days a week during the Victorian school holidays.

Regular viewing aside, on the first Sunday of each month, Polly Woodside becomes a day of merriment for all ye landlubbers. Pirate Sunday gives you the chance to throw together a captain dress-up and give your best Jack Sparrow impersonation whilst joining in with treasure hunts, pirate games o' plenty, and deck scrubbing too!

hunt for treasure on Polly Woodside
Hunt for treasure on Polly Woodside

Well blown me down! This September, Pirate Sunday happens to coincide with Father's Day, so gather your cutlasses and treasure maps and jump on-board Polly Woodside with Old Seadog Dad, and give him a Father's Day he won't forget.

Polly Woodside can be found docked at South Wharf near South Wharf Shopping Centre and Melbourne Convention Centre. The tall ship opens at 10am with yo-ho-ho pirate activities starting at 11am, running until 4pm.

All Pirate Sunday's (on Father's day and the first Sunday of the month thereafter) are inclusive of general admission fees, which are:

Adult - $16.00
Concession - $13.00
Child (3-15yrs) - $9.50
Family - $43.00 (2 adults and 2 children)
Single Family - $30.00 (1 adult and 2 children)
Additional children $5.00 per child.

Pre-book your general ticket admission here.

Visit Polly Woodside's What's On section for future date details, or click to go to the Location, Tickets & Times page here.

See you there, lads and lasses!

**NOTE** Pirate dress-up is optional.

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Why? Something different for Father's Day
When: Sunday 6 September 11am - 4pm (Ship opens at 10am)
Phone: 03 9699 9760
Where: 2A Clarendon St, South Wharf, Melbourne
Cost: $9.50 child $16 adult $43 family ticket.
Your Comment
What a good idea for Father's Day. I think it is best celebrated by the family enjoying a day out together.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6160) 1340 days ago
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