A day out with the kids!

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A day out with the kids

How do I keep the kids entertained during the holidays? 

During the summer holidays we know it can be hard to keep the kids entertained. It can take alot of planning for a day out, so we aim to make visiting as easy as possible.

Britannia is the perfect day out, with easy access, a great family ticket, and lots to see!

Britannia's accessible for buggies and wheelchairs, and children are given their own audio guide, taking them around the ship (suitable for 5-17). Under 5s are free.

Child on bridge

There is also a treasure hunt on board with Clarence the corgi and friends who are hiding throughout the yacht. At the end of the tour, you will receive one of our special badges and the chance to enter our prize draw!

Royal Children

You will discover over 60 years of history. Many different generations of Royal children have enjoyed being on board.  Princess Anne fondly remembers, ‘We found as children that there was so much to do, we expended so much energy that we couldn’t describe our time on the Yacht as a rest’.

Royal Children aboard Britannia

The Royal Family’s annual summer holiday on Britannia took them to the beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. Landing on remote beaches gave The Queen a rare chance to spend time relaxing with her family, away from official duties. Many family picnics and BBQ’s were enjoyed on beautiful remote beaches.  The Royal Yachtsmen also kept the Royal children entertained, creating endless games, treasure hunts and water fights! They even created a slide from the Royal Deck, down to the Verandah Deck, where an inflatable paddling pool would be set up on warmer days.

Royal children also had their chores to do on board Britannia.This included anything from cleaning life rafts to occasionally helping steer the Royal Yacht!

Create memories

There are so many places on board to create lasting memories with your family. As you arrive, make sure you take time to look at our Lego ship, made from over 40,000 bricks! The bell is a favourite place for a family photo and there is even the opportunity to dress up as one of Britannia’s sailors in the CPO’s mess. Corgi selfies are also a must; Clarence loves to pose for photos. 

LEGO Britannia

You may have played family games, however you probably haven’t had a shot of giant triominos. Great fun on a sunny day on our Verandah Deck and great for big kids too!

Triominos

Sampling fudge in the NAAFI is always a favourite with young and old, and you can follow in the footsteps of the Royal Children who were occasionally allowed to visit the NAAFI on board to buy sweets.

The Tour

Our tours are flexible with no set time slots, so you can take as long as you wish. A tour takes around 2 hours, so it is the ideal way to spend an afternoon, especially if you stop at our Royal Deck Tea Room. Why not try our homemade chocolate cake or one of our retro milkshakes?

Should you wish to visit Britannia this summer holiday, we can help you plan your visit here.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

 Family by the bell

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