The Golden hinde was Sir Francis Drake’s flagship, famous in the time of the Tudors for sailing the high seas in search of far away lands. Today, a full size reconstruction of the ship lies in St. Mary Overie Dock, and actors in full sixteenth-century costume tell tales of what days were like on the high seas. During holiday periods, parties of children can go for a sleepover on the old ship.
Beginning with dressing up in Tudor costume, the new sailors will learn the rules of sailing, as well as how to use the guns, barber surgery and how to navigate among the stars. After a full Tudor dinner and some seafaring stories, they’ll sleep amongst the cannons and be greeted with a breakfast in the morning. A security guard is present throughout the night as well as the trained actors, and a parent is required for the sleepover. This event is open to children of years 6+, at £42.50 per person.