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Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
Event:
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.
Victoria Melbourne South Wharf Polly Woodside Ship Ships Sailing Ship Kids Fun Games
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.
Victoria Melbourne South Wharf Polly Woodside Ship Ships Sailing Ship Kids Fun Games
Youngsters are encouraged to dress the part and become a buccaneer on Pirate Sundays At Polly Woodside, Image: vectorolie/freedigitalphotos.net


Polly Woodside is open daily throughout the Victorian School Holidays (Saturdays & Sundays at other times) between 10 AM and 4 PM with the last entry at 3.15 PM.

Bookings can be made by telephone on (03) 9656 9889 or online at bookings@nattrust.com.au

Cost of entry is Adult $16, Concession $13, Children $9.50, Family (2A 2C) $43. Prices are inclusive of Pirate Sundays activities.
Victoria Melbourne South Wharf Polly Woodside Ship Ships Sailing Ship Kids Fun Games
Beneath the Jolly Roger junior pirates take part in treasure hunts and a host of games, arts & crafts. Image: James Barker/freedigitalphotos.net


A three-masted iron-hulled Barque Polly Woodside was built in Belfast and launched in December 1885, towards the end of the era of great sailing ships. She was named after her owner's wife.

Polly Woodside was purchased by the National Trust in 1968 for just one cent and spent the next 10-years undergoing restoration.
Victoria Melbourne South Wharf Polly Woodside Ship Ships Sailing Ship Kids Fun Games
Polly Woodside is open every day of the school holidays between 10 AM and 4 PM. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank

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Why? Enjoy a great day out with the youngsters engaged in all kinds of yo-ho-ho fun and games aboard the good ship Polly Woodside.
When: First Sunday of the month from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Phone: (03) 9656 9889
Where: Polly Woodside, 21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
Cost: Adult $16, Concession $13, Children (3 to 15 Years) $9.50, Family (2A 2C) $43.
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