Youth Heritage Adventure Training Day – Alongside & at Sea

Dates & Prices 

  • Saturday 16th May 2020 (10:00 Start) - £28.50 all young participants. Day culminating with a 3 hour sailing between 15:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 12th September 2020 (10:00 Start) - £24.00 all young participants. Day culminating with a 2 hour sailing between 16:00 - 18:00.

If you are interested in a course please contact us. Details can be found below.

About the course

Have you ever wondered what skills are needed to operate a ship? Here's your chance to experience a day aboard SS Shieldhall, with practical, hands-on sessions on the Deck, Bridge and Engine Room, covering such activities as rope handling, map reading, chart work, fire fighting and operation of a rescue rib. Plus lots more! Each day will end with a Shieldhall public cruise. No charge made for leaders who may wish to sit in on some of the activities / sessions. Leader / young person ratio of 1:6 required. Training days are suitable for most young persons. 

Enquiries & Bookings

Please contact our Ticket Manager by emailing

Frequently asked questions

What shall we bring for lunch? Click the blue i for more...

We regret that we are unable to provide lunch so all participants must bring their own. A light refreshment bar will be open for the sale of hot and cold drinks, biscuits, crisps, chocolate bars, etc., and it also planned that the ship’s shop will be open.

How many leaders should be there? Click the blue i for more...

We reasonably expect that all groups will ensure a leader to young participant ratio of 1:6 although some variation may be necessary / acceptable dependent upon the age of the group members.

What shall I bring/wear on the day? Click the blue i for more...

Please be mindful that some activities will be on the open deck / on the water and that in the event of inclement weather, participants will also need to have good wet weather gear.