The thought of spending a night on a historical galleon combined with sailor`s practice, looked like fu and it sure delivered!
From the moment we entered the deck of Golden Hinde we felt welcome and well entertained. There were probably 15 families, each with 2 children tops.
We all got to dress up in sailor`s attire and took part in training: sword fighting, session with a surgeon, canon loading etc. All sessions delivered by very professional actors who made children believe that we have gone back in time.
Good pace, funny jokes and games.
Simple but satisfying supper.
Children had a blast, everything was exciting and new for them.
No showers but 2 toilets with sinks.
Low ceilings so we all got few bumps but it comes with a territory, I guess.
In the morning we got breakfast, coffee and hot chocolate and we were ready to go. Children however , after making friends, were eager to stay longer.
What could be introduced in the evening, is a sort of a puppet or shadow show ( I have seen rolled up white screen in the doorway), or scary ghost stories .....
I do recommend this event, in an effortless manner we managed to learn so much about sailing during Sir Francis Drake times, had a ball and are left with a great memories!More