Fun Melbourne Activities to Get into the Spirit for Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19

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Get your inner buccaneer on while simultaneously raising money for Childhood Cancer Support this September 19, for Talk Like a Pirate Day at plenty of marine-themed spots across Melbourne! Why not down anchor at:

Polly Woodside Tall Ship

While the first Sunday of every month is a dedicated Pirate Day at Polly Woodside with activities to match, you can still get into the swashbuckling spirit at the ship anyway! Scrub the decks, ring the bell, learn what life was like on a tall ship sailing the seven seas, bring loot and have a picnic at the tables, take in the history gallery, or go on a guided tour. Ahoy!

Where: 21 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

Play at a Pirate-Themed Playground

Melbourne has some fabulous pirate-themed playgrounds for kids large and small, including wooden ships complete with steering wheels, bells, and planks for the landlubbers to walk!

Find the six we love here, and don't forget your peg leg ;-)

Jump on a Pirate Ship Jumping Castle

Kidzmania at Footscray West will sort you and your mini pirates out with a huge nautical-themed play area to really let loose and a very cool pirate-themed jumping castle to boot.

Where: Cnr South Rd and Ashley St, Footscray West

Image Credit: Pirate Pete's Mini Golf

Play Mini Golf with Pirate Pete

Set sail into Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf Adventure and enjoy one 18 hole round of pirating fun at the Maru Koala and Animal Park. Putt your way around the 30m pirate ship and encounter life-size pirate figures, including one of Captain Jack Sparrow, and try your luck at the gold mine under the waterfall, you never know what you might find!

Where: 1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville

Have Some Pirate-Themed Water Play Fun

The Oakleigh Recreation Centre has a cool pirate-ship-themed water play area just right for kids. Heated pool with beach-style entry, water jets, bubble play and splash pad will certainly keep everyone occupied and you can practice your "arrh me hearties" to your heart's content. Or the kids ask you to stop.

You can find more information about Talk Like a Pirate Day, the work Childhood Cancer Support does for sick kids, or donate here.