All Aboard The SS Great Britain!
We were invited to explore Brunel’s magnificent ship – The SS Great Britain, it’s two museums and dockyards. I have visited before, but it was our first time with our little ones. There was a lot for them to explore and the kids enjoyed the Easter holiday activities (see below!) My two are a bit little to learn much of the history, but our 3 year old Ada was interested in seeing different parts of the ship and the interactive parts of the museum. It is worth mentioning the figures of people below deck were a bit scary for Ada! Overall I would say it is great for families and there is something to interest all ages.
Easter Holiday Activites
- Taste Victorian Puddings during the Easter holidays 1-16 April at 12-2PM in the first class saloon! (Free with your entry) There is plum pudding and citrus jelly. These are the puddings that were served on the ships voyages!
- Easter animal trail with chocolate treat at the end. Ada enjoyed this one, especially with the incentive of chocolate!
Go Aloft on the SS Great Britain!
Go Aloft is an awesome activity – You get to climb the rigging of the SS Great Britain! Running daily throughout summer (outside of holidays usually just on weekends) with 2 people climbing every half hour 11.15-16.15. It costs £12.50 per person. You can book this with your ticket. For ages 10+. Height & weight restriction apply.
⏰ Opening hours: March – Oct 2023 Tuesday-Sunday 10-5PM. Closed Mondays except on bank holidays and during school holidays.
🎟️ Tickets are valid for a whole year which is brilliant if you are planning on visiting multiple times! Adult (17+): £22, Child (5-16) £13.50, Under 4 Free, family tickets available. Pre-book online.
☕️ Cafe next to the museum with lovely views overlooking the water
👶🏼🚻 Baby changing and multiple toilet facilities
☔️ A good option for a rainy day as the majority is inside!