Enchanted Dockyard

Be transported into a magical world, as The Historic Dockyard Chatham pulls back ancient ivy to reveal the Enchanted Dockyard. A mystical garden and seasonal crafts will await families inside No.1 Smithery. Grown-ups and children will be tasked with making their own magic wands and origami butterflies, plus they’ll also be able to carve pumpkins and make their own goo-ey slime before entering the Enchanted Garden.

Families will be invited to ‘charge’ their magic wands and creep quietly through the secret door into the mysterious world of the dockyard’s fairies and mystical creatures. A feast for the senses – they’ll see, hear, smell and feel as they explore the garden, wander around the koi pond and peek into the fairy village before gathering on toad stalls under the trees for story time.

They’ll follow the plight of the lost ship, Phoenix, as a digital storybook comes to life on the big screen. Led by narrator Little Victory, visitors will need to help Neewollah the Wizard and his band of fireflies guide the Phoenix safely home through the storm. This immersive experience will take approximately 1 hour.

Access to the Enchanted Dockyard is included in an entry ticket, but a time slot must be booked upon arrival. It is an undercover, all-weather experience and visitors are encouraged to come dressed in magical and mystical outfits.


The Historic Dockyard Chatham