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Sails and Tales - Family Adventure

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Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival (presented by Royal Borough of Greenwich) is a key highlight of Totally Thames 2014. and Sail Greenwich will be giving London families the opportunity to be part of the first major Tall Ships event on the Thames in a generation: A 2h cruise on the Morgenster tall ship!

This event is more than just a fun cruise and thus, designed to be educational too with:

  • the great storyteller Vanessa Woolf will perform and tell tall tales to children making the experience of the history and sights at its most special
  • a children entertainer who will lead an eye-spy scavenger hunt that will take the kids back in time to old London
  • real sailors who will teach kids nautical skills such as knot tying, the inner workings of the ship, and how to work the sails.

There will be also face painting and temporary tattoos provided by Beeutiful Faces, and every child will get a goodie bag.

The Royal Arsenal Pier at Woolwich will be the boarding point and the start of the journey west into the capital. Sailing through the Thames, families will enjoy amazing views such as the Thames Barrier, the Greenwich Peninsula, The O2, the giant skyline of the Canary Wharf, West India docks, the sights of Royal Greenwich, the Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and up the green slope of Greenwich park, the Queens House and the Royal Observatory, the famous Cutty Sark tea clipper and many more.It is going to be a lasting memory for all involved!

The Morgenster is a ship with missions. She preserves the heritage of the great ships of yesteryear. This goes beyond the ship alone. The ability to use these ships to sail is an important piece of heritage that is being used in a very conscious way. The Morgenster is an excellent environment for people to develop themselves. As a training ship she is allowed to sail around the world.