Attractions

In addition to the ships and boats, there will be an exciting array of events and entertainment taking place around the Docks including…

 

Awe Inspiring Tall Ships
Food & Drink
Live Music Stage
Fun & Games
Jack Sparrow & Pirates
Craft Stalls
Food Stalls
And Much More!

Pirates and Living History

A whole host of lively characters will be running amok at Gloucester Tall Ships including:

  • Swashbuckling adventures with loveable rogue, Captain Jack Sparrow, and pirate crew. Our Captain Jack actually appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides!
  • British Redcoat Soldiers and Royal Navy sailors from the glorious days of Admiral Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars
  • Street theatre from the Seven Dial Rapscallions – unruly underworld characters from the Victorian era and Peelers (the first ever policemen) to keep the peace
  • Viking longboat battles on the Docks
  • Watch the birdie! Have your photo taken with an original, working Victorian camera.

The festival also hosts a rum bunch of unsavoury characters including Captain Jack Sparrow and his buccaneering brethren swashbuckling aboard the tall ships. Meet sailors and Red Coats from the Royal Navy that Admiral Nelson made famous and find out why Britannia ruled the waves. You’ll also find dockside denizens from the Victorian era including gin-soaked ‘ladies’ of questionable virtue, Dickensian street urchins and the upstanding ‘Peelers’ (Britain’s first bobbies) attempting to keep the peace.

Kid’s Activities

There’s plenty on offer to keep the kids entertained at the festival. Young visitors (12 and under) go free on board the ships and into both the Gloucester Waterways Museum and Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum when accompanied by a Tall Ships official wristband-wearing adult!

  • Vintage Funfair Rides
  • Carousel
  • Helter Skelter
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Inflatable Slide

How do you keep children entertained on a bank holiday weekend? Take advantage of the outstanding value Gloucester Tall Ships Festival wristbands.

  • Buy a Gloucester Tall Ships wristband (£5 per adult and any accompanying children under 12 go FREE) and you can:Board the tall ships
  • Visit the National Waterways Museum and discover the history of Britain’s docks and canals, and the wildlife you can find around the River Severn.
  • Visit the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and learn about one of the most decorated regiments in the British Army, from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern era.

Pirates and Living History

A whole host of lively characters will be running amok at Gloucester Tall Ships including:

  • Swashbuckling adventures with loveable rogue, Captain Jack Sparrow, and pirate crew. Our Captain Jack actually appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides!
  • British Redcoat Soldiers and Royal Navy sailors from the glorious days of Admiral Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars
  • Street theatre from the Seven Dial Rapscallions – unruly underworld characters from the Victorian era and Peelers (the first ever policemen) to keep the peace
  • Viking longboat battles on the Docks
  • Watch the birdie! Have your photo taken with an original, working Victorian camera.

The festival also hosts a rum bunch of unsavoury characters including Captain Jack Sparrow and his buccaneering brethren swashbuckling aboard the tall ships. Meet sailors and Red Coats from the Royal Navy that Admiral Nelson made famous and find out why Britannia ruled the waves. You’ll also find dockside denizens from the Victorian era including gin-soaked ‘ladies’ of questionable virtue, Dickensian street urchins and the upstanding ‘Peelers’ (Britain’s first bobbies) attempting to keep the peace.

Attractions

  • Observation Wheel
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Live Music Stage & Lazy Lawn
  • Climbing Wall
  • Crazy Golf
  • Flight Simulator
  • Airsoft Course
  • Sand Sculpture
  • National Waterways Museum
  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum