Essential Information

Type Family fun
Cutty Sark
Date and Times Select dates, 29 May - 2 June 2024
Prices Free with entry to the ship

There's loads for families to do at Cutty Sark this May half term!

All activities are free with entry to the ship - check the dates and details below and book your visit online now.


Character Actors

25, 26, 27, 31 May | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and hear stories about life at sea.



Wednesday 29 May

Dry Berth | 11am-1pm and  2pm-4pm

Who can sail the fastest? Create your own boats out of a range of materials and compete in our day-long boat race tournament! 

Thursday 30 May – CANCELLED

Dry Berth | 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Please be aware that these sessions have been cancelled.

Join us for a playful and engaging sail craft activity! Construct prototype model ships, experiment with the position and number of sails, and get creative with sail decoration. Then, put your engineering skills to the test as you see how fast your creations move on water.


Friday 31 May

Dry Berth | 11am-1pm and  2pm-4pm

Get playful with ship building at Cutty Sark. Design your own watercraft and explore the diverse engineering methods that people around the world use to travel by water! 



Sea shanty singers

1 & 2 June | Tween Deck

11.45am | 12.45am | 1.30pm

Ready for a singalong? Join our resident sea shanty groups as they bring the ship alive by singing traditional working songs.

Suitable for all ages and abilities


Activity packs

Search for a play box

Available every day

Throughout our sites, you might come across a play box. These fun-filled boxes are for children and adults alike to explore and help them discover more about their surroundings.

From stacking blocks to party-themed props, our new play boxes at Cutty Sark provide the perfect opportunity to let your imagination set sail. There are no instructions, just use your creativity to play with the objects you find!


Pick up a family trail

Available every day

Pick up a family trail or backpack from the admissions desk and discover new facts, stories and people in Cutty Sark's life - past, present and future! 

Sign up to the families e-newsletter

Be the first to hear about exciting events and activities for little ones at our Museums.

Fun for families at Royal Museums Greenwich

Discover more fun activities and events for families at the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House, the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark.

Choose your tickets

Cutty Sark

  • Explore the main deck
  • Walk beneath the ship
  • See how the crew lived
  • Family activities and interactives
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
Adult £20
Child £10

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £60 Family: from £70

Member tickets

  • Unlimited free entry
  • Priority booking and exclusive events
  • Access using your membership card
Membership card number required