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The Historic Dockyard, Chatham: Get Enchanted and Inspired…

The award winning Historic Dockyard Chatham is one of the best days out you’ll find and it’s on your doorstep! Delve in to 400 years of history at the most complete Dockyard of the age of sail in the world. It’s a unique destination that celebrates Great Britain’s magnificent maritime past and unmatched contribution to the Royal Navy’s shipbuilding excellence that led to worldwide command of the oceans. “… a ‘must see’ visitor attraction…” (Trip Advisor).

This October Half term, prepare for a full week of magic, myths and captivating fun in the magnificent grounds of the Commissioner’s house which will be transformed in to an Enchanted Garden from 21st to 29th October. With pumpkin carving taking place in the beautiful Victorian greenhouse you’ll be immersed in bewitching surroundings!  Are you able to find all the fairy doors hidden around the garden? Find all of these and the scrambled letters amongst the lanterns dotted around the garden and you’ll be in for a treat (no tricks!).


Also don’t miss the inspirational exhibition on the award winning author and illustrator Michael Foreman. Painting with Rainbows, an exhibition originated by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books’ lets you snuggle in to one of the cosy reading corners and sketch away in drawing activities plus much more. There will also be objects on display from the real life Ali Pasha story belonging to Henry Friston dating to the First World War – his ship HMS Implacable was a Chatham based ship!

Don’t forget you can meet the man himself Michael Foreman in a free talk on Thursday 9th November, followed by a book signing.

There is something to enchant and inspire everyone at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

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