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The Hatchling

On 14th August 2021 to 15th August 2021

A giant puppet in the form of a dragon will appear in Plymouth and roam through the city, exploring its new surroundings and interacting with the public. The Hatchling, which stands at over 6.5m tall, is the largest-ever puppet to be solely human-operated.

Upon hatching the dragon will explore her environment, stopping traffic as her curiosity takes her through the city and she meets members of the public.

At sunset on Sunday 15 August, she will undertake a miraculous metamorphosis into a kite, unfolding her wings spanning over 20m. Flying from a clifftop, she will soar into the sky and across the sea in a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle for a live audience.

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  • Enjoyable - The cruise was what took the cake for me. Breathtaking views, historical sites and a fantastic guide made it all the more entertaining to sit back and take in the lovely sights! Would highly recommend! :)
  • Lovely day out - We decided on a steam train and boat ride day. The train was lovely, and the boat ride was a lot of fun with an entertaining guide, which one of my teenage daughters found hilarious!
  • So organised - So well organised. All had seat reservations and the coaches were extremely clean. The river cruise did not disappoint and without doubt one of the best commentaries I have ever heard. Without exception everyone enjoyed the day out, and thought it was the highlight of our holiday. A credit to all.

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