Children's Entertainment

Dover-France Children’s Entertainment

Children's Entertainment
Pirates Island Eastern Channel Ferry

Onboard Entertainment on Your Family Ferry to France

Experience family fun at its best on our ferries! From toddlers to teenagers, we've got something to keep everyone entertained. Your little ones will love letting their imaginations run wild in our Pirates’ Island and exploring the soft play area to their heart’s content. For your teens, we have a purpose-built arcade area, where they can enjoy fun video games.

Keep your eyes peeled for our mascots, who sometimes roam the ship and greet the kids! Meet Jack the Pirate, Ali Kazam and Sam Turtle, and be sure to snap a pic with them so you can share it with us on social media! Enjoy activities, competitions, and games onboard with our children’s entertainment leaders who are onboard during school holiday periods.

Children's Entertainment Eastern Channel
Children-s Entertainment Eastern Channel
Children-s Entertainment Eastern Channel

Play and Games area – Dover to France Ferries

Embrace the opportunity to relish in the excitement of ferry travel: no need to stay cooped up in your car! Explore our cafés, restaurants, and onboard shop, or explore out on deck! It’s perfect for bird watching, sea life spotting, ship spotting and more!

But there’s plenty to keep your little ones entertained indoors, too. Our soft play area is perfect for your children to blow off some steam. Located next to our onboard café, you can enjoy some snacks and refreshments whilst your kids meet our mascots and enjoy our exciting play area.

Onboard Experience

Children-s Entertainment Eastern Channel
Children-s Entertainment Eastern Channel
Children-s Entertainment Eastern Channel

Pirates’ Island & Activity Packs

We understand how difficult it can be to keep your children entertained whilst you’re travelling. But, unlike trains and planes, our ferries offer you the unique chance to stretch your legs, explore the ship and let off some steam during the crossing! With activity packs on offer all year round, you can be sure that your children will find something fun to do, whether it be enjoying the play area, an onboard treasure hunt or a pirate-themed colouring sheet!

Onboard our Dover-France ferries, we offer Pirates’ Island, an exciting soft play area where your kids can let their imaginations run wild. You’ll also be able to relax in the knowledge that your little ones are passing 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.

Children-s Entertainment

Onboard France-Dover

Our short crossings between Dover and Calais or Dunkirk 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 and arcade games. During school holidays, you can enjoy onboard entertainment from our mascots and onboard staff, with plenty of activities and competitions for your little ones to enjoy. Plus, for a VIP experience you can book into our Premium Lounge and enjoy a relaxing area with complementary snacks.

Couple on deck onboard minicuise

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