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!
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.