Pirates are set to descend on one of Weymouth's most popular tourists attractions. 

Nothe Fort will be welcoming visitors for nine days of family fun as they host Pirate Week between Saturday May 25  and Sunday June 2.

The pirate themed activities will be open daily between 10.30am until 4.00pm and visitors can expect heaps of pirate fun and treasure to find.

The passion for pirates in Weymouth is well known, with a rich history of skulduggery along the Jurassic Coast.

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Dorset Echo: A child dressed as a pirate walking the plank at Nothe FortA child dressed as a pirate walking the plank at Nothe Fort (Image: Nothe Fort)

The fort will therefore be bringing that theme to life and is inviting  visitors to make the most of the May half term with their pirate inspired week.

it will  include a pirate ship for visitors to board, a walk the plank experience, panning for gold, and a host pirate games and crafts for people to enjoy.

A spokesperson for Nothe Fort said: "Set sail for a day of family-friendly adventure with Pirate of the Fort, fit for the whole crew.

"Climb aboard our magnificent pirate ship and explore the high seas like a true captain.

"Walk the Plank and test your balance and bravery, can you make it across, or will you end up in Davey Jones’s Locker?

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Dorset Echo: Pirate hook hoopla at Nothe Fort in WeymouthPirate hook hoopla at Nothe Fort in Weymouth (Image: Nothe Fort)

"Have a go at treasure hunting as you pan for sparkling gold nuggets, sharpen your aim and compete in the Pirate Hook Hoopla game, fire cannonballs at the attacking ships, give our pirate games a go, and decorate your very own pirate ship and flag.

"Plus, some extra pirate-y surprises throughout the week. And it wouldn’t be the Fort without a themed Warren & Winnie Mouse Hunt too.

"With pirate costumes encouraged and a treasure trove of activities, our Pirate Extravaganza promises to be unforgettable family fun.

"So, don your eye patch, hoist the Jolly Roger, and set sail for a swashbuckling adventure. Arrrr, ye won't want to miss it."

The event is covered by a general admission or annual pass, and tickets are bookable via nothefort.org.uk or available on the door.

Last year was record breaking year for the fort with 89,000 people choosing the old Victorian coastal defence landmark for a day out. 

The pirate week is part of its plans to better those figures in 2024 and with a host of events and plans for the year.