Newhaven-Dieppe Kids area

France-Dover Children's Entertainment

Pirates Island Eastern Channel Ferry

Play and Games area - France to Dover

If your children are enjoying themselves you will too, so our ferries have entertainment especially for toddlers, young children and teenagers. Older children, teenagers and adults will also love our arcade area with its racing and fun video games.

Whatever their age, all children love the excitement of sea travel and being out on deck – it’s a great place for exploring, bird watching and ship spotting!

Pirates Island Eastern Channel Ferry

Pirates' Island

Keeping young children entertained is one of the biggest challenges for families during travel. That's why we offer pirates' island, a dedicated soft play area, so you can relax during the crossing while your little ones pass the time in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Pirates’ Island is located next to our Lighthouse Cafe so you can enjoy a drink or bite to eat as your little pirates have fun and burn off energy.

Onboard Experience

Quiet Areas onboard France-Dover

Onboard France-Dover

Our short crossings from Calais or Dunkirk to Dover are packed with plenty to do to keep you busy. There are a number of eateries to choose from, plus a children’s play area, Sea Shop, arcade games. Plus, for a VIP experience you can book into our Premium Lounge.

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