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Adventures For Little Buccaneers
Thanks to the efforts of the National Trust, the kids of Melbourne have the opportunity to enjoy regular Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside, the city's lovingly restored 'tall-ship' permanently docked at South Wharf.
Polly Woodside was purchased by the National Trust in 1968 for just one cent and restored to become a permanent Melbourne attraction. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Held on the first Sunday of the month, Pirate Sundays are aimed at giving young buccaneers a chance to scrub the decks, ring the ship's bell, take part in regular treasure hunts and engage in a host of pirate games and associated arts & crafts.
Youngsters are encouraged to dress for the part and join the crew for a day of fun and adventure on the good ship Polly Woodside.
The next Pirate Sunday is scheduled for 2nd July followed by 6th August and 3rd September.
Youngsters are encouraged to dress the part and become a buccaneer on Pirate Sundays At Polly Woodside, Image: vectorolie/freedigitalphotos.net