The Bull Ring in NorthwichLooking up the High Street in NorthwichLooking up Witton Street in NorthwichApproaching Weaver Square from Witton Street in NorthwichTown Square in Weaver Square Shopping CentreMarket Way in the Weaver Square Shopping CentreLooking down Witton Street in NorthwichNorthwich Library on Witton Street

The Bull Ring in Northwich

Looking up the High Street in Northwich

Looking up Witton Street in Northwich

Approaching Weaver Square from Witton Street in Northwich

Town Square in Weaver Square Shopping Centre

Market Way in the Weaver Square Shopping Centre

Looking down Witton Street in Northwich

Northwich Library on Witton Street

Free Pirate and Buccaneering Fun
Anderton Boat Lift
Saturday 20th July 2019 - Sunday 21st July 2019
This is an old event, please click here to find more events

Free swashbucking adventure comes to Cheshire on Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July when the Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich, stages its Pirate Festival Weekend.

This fun, action-packed family weekend – for which there is no charge to enter the site or take part in activities - follows the huge success of last year’s event.

The weekend will feature pirates firing real cannons and pistols, a raucous Pirate Tavern as well as infamous dark tales of adventure on the high seas from real pirates.

Throughout the weekend, there will be music and storytelling for children and a change to enroll in Pirate School. The event runs from 10am – 3.30pm.  For more information go to or call 01606 786 777. 

Anderton Boat Lift’s Pirate Festival is staged by The Pirate Brethren, UK’s leading pirates, and will start with the dramatic firing of cannons followed by a weapon display on how to load and fire cannons, pistols and Blunderbuss. Visitors are encouraged to engage in activities in two authentic pirate tents. 

One of the pirate tents will be decked out as a Pirate Tavern with card & dice games being played, another full of a hands-on display of pirate artefacts with a pirate to explain what is on show. Would-be pirates will be encouraged to touch the displays and have their photos taken with pirates who are armed to the teeth for a fight. 

Would-be young pirates can also listen to colourful tales of pirates and their daring deeds or join in singing hearty pirate songs and shanties with Blunderbuss and Badger.  Alternatively, daring young pirates can learn how to prepare and load a dummy cannon. The day will end a pirate brawl in the tavern.

Please Note: Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice.
Please check parking restrictions before leaving your vehicle.


Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane


Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.

What's on in Northwich
Parking, All Day Every Day, For All

Visit Northwich - Cheshire | Privacy Policy | Advertising Terms & Conditions | Contact Us

a Getting Here Limited website

Join other GoNorthwich visitors and

The Lion Salt Works
Heritage Award


Or call 0844 836 9674