October Half Term at Cutty Sark


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21-26 October | 11am-4pm
Free with admission to the ship
Cutty Sark, Lower Ground: The Dock
Family fun

This half term set sail on a musical adventure across the high seas with our Ports of Call activities. Enjoy music and dance performances inspired by Cutty Sark's voyages and take part in some music-inspired arts and crafts.

Monday 21 October

Traditional Chinese ribbon dance and music | Big build art activity

Twirl into half term with a traditional Chinese ribbon dance and listen out for some music from traditional Chinese instruments. Create a big Chinese port under the hull of the Cutty Sark.

Tuesday 22 October

Bollywood dance performances and workshops | Big build art activity

Watch and learn some dance moves with The Bollywood Co. Create a big Indian port under the hull of the Cutty Sark.

Wednesday 23 October

African drumming | Drum making craft activity

Create your own musical drum and make some noise in our African drumming performances.

Part of Black History Month programming.

Thursday 24 October

Steel band performances | Carnival craft activity

Get ready for carnival! Create your own carnival costume and dance along to the steel band performances.

Friday 25 October

Flamenco dance performances | Abanico fan craft activity

It’s Flamenco Friday! Create an abanico fan to use whilst watching flamenco dancers.

Performances at 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Crafts at 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm

Saturday 26 October

Swinging the Lead sea shanty singers | Big build art activity

Sing along to sea shanties aboard Cutty Sark! Swinging the Lead will be performing traditional shanties around the ship. Create a big port under the hull of the Cutty Sark.

Performers at 11.30am, 12.30am and 2pm

Crafts at 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm.

Saturday 19 October - Sunday 27 October 

Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

This half term you can also enjoy 'Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt', in partnership with Kids in Museums and Walker Books. To celebrate the release of the new 'Where's Wally?' book, Double Trouble at the Museum, pick up a trail from the admissions desk and hunt for Wally on board the ship. The trail can be continued at the National Maritime Museum.

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