Where: Clovelly, near Bideford, Devon
£: Adults £6.50, children (7-16 years) £4, family (two adults and two children) £17 and under 7s go free. Young people (7 – 16 years) gain free entry if they come dressed as a pirate or a mermaid.
What is it?
There will be live music including shanties, jigs and reels about pirates, pressgangs, sea voyages and smugglers.
Family activities will include Rattlebox Theatre‘s tales of mermaids, pirates and shipwrecks; stories about Clovelly and the sea, and a magical mermaid weaving a fishy tale. Prof. Brian Davy‘s Yo-Ho-Ho Pirate Puppet Show and balloon modelling should also keep children entertained. Just be sure to watch out for the half pint pirates with their piratical shenannigans!
Other activities during the festival will include crafty creations where you can make whatever your sea legs fancy and the chance to learn about the salty sardine as Chef Sanjay Kumar rolls out the tale of the Star Gazey Pie and the sustainability of these fishy friends.
The Marine Biological Association will be bringing underwater adventures to life. Get there early and don your swimwear for snorkelling fun as the association explore the wonderful underwater world. Or have a go, if you dare, at paddling one of The Zone‘s Curious Coracles. Made by young people, the coracles will be on display for the rest of the day.
The quay will be full of seafood kitchens, arts and crafts and face painting too. The New Inn, in the heart of the village, will be offering two lunch specials and fresh strawberry and cream teas with home-made scones.
More info: www.clovelly.co.uk