Art & Culture
Voyage to the Islands of Ifland
Join Patchlarks on three adventures in storytelling, games and drawing for children of all ages (and their adults too). All while staying right where you are!
The ships of the Royal Docks sailed all around the known world… but what about the unknown world? For that you need an Imagination Ship!
Luckily everybody has one. Climb aboard yours and sail off on a mysterious and inventive expedition through the Islands of Ifland. Which don’t actually exist. So you’ll just have to make them up.
Each short, pre-recorded, access anytime video is stand-alone and launches you on a voyage that goes as far as your imaginations will take you. It could fill half an hour or a whole afternoon, it’s up to you. Do them in any order, or just do one. It’s up to you.
Expect playful story prompts, how-to drawing guides and games to play. All you will need is paper, pencils, a few things from around the house and your curiosity turned up to eleven and a half.
All videos now available:
For your visit
Food & Drink
The Royal Standard
The Royal Standard has re-opened under new management as a family-run pub that welcomes everybody, including children until 6pm.
Royal Victoria Gardens
These 19th-century pleasure gardens are still a delightful place to watch the river go by.
Places To Stay
Perfectly positioned for access to the ExCeL.
Join the Docks
This is Who We Are by Arch 468 Theatre
Grab your phone and head off on an audio adventure around the Royal Docks in this project by arts organisation Arch 468.
Art & Culture
Art in the Docks: NEW EYES
1 - 8 March
Find out how looking at the familiar with new eyes can reveal a totally different landscape.