A cracking start to the season with the Easter bank holiday opening!

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We were delighted to have over 40 visitors join us on the Easter Bank holiday weekend. This was our opening weekend of the year and we were lucky to be greeted by sunshine, birdsong and the joy that Spring has finally arrived!

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Visitors enjoyed looking around the ship and learning all about her history, with children partaking in our dedicated Easter challenge; hunting out the mischievous teddies and their Easter friends, hiding around the ship and being rewarded with a small knitted, chocolate surprise. These beautiful, handcrafted goods were kindly produced and donated by Bideford WI, so a BIG thank you again to all the ladies for their efforts; they were well received and added a personal touch to the challenge.

The 360-degree film experience (Virtual Reality with headsets), new for 2022, was a big success! Visitors enjoyed entering the virtual realm and stepping back in time to learn more about what it was like to ‘live at sea’ and explore our ship in greater detail. The film experience is available to the public every Saturday throughout the season (11am-4pm) and included in the admission cost.

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Thank you also to CressidaCards for supporting the Freshspring with beautifully designed lino print cards. We will be selling a wide range of Freshspring merchandise on the ship, from bespoke cards to hats, pens and other stationery items. If there are any other gifts you would like to see, then please send us your suggestion(s)!

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the opening day, selflessly donating your time and energy to our charity. We are only here thanks to each and every one of you, so a big thank you from all of us at TeamFreshspring.