The City of Whyalla has a host of activities for the kids during these October school holidays.

Do your kids want to be a pirate? Get loud and bang on a drum? Get down and colourful in the sand? Or are they looking to get crafty with cards and woven totems?

It is school holidays and the inevitable cry of “I’m bored!” is going to ring out at some stage.

Cue the superman music here as the City of Whyalla flies to the rescue with a host of activities at the Whyalla Public Library and the Maritime Museum.

It all kicks off this Saturday with X-Marks the Spot – Find the Pirates Treasure at the Maritime Museum.

pirateX-Marks the Spot is a swashbuckler of a school holiday program for all those scoundrelous lads and lasses.

Young pirates can enjoy a treasure hunt through the Forest of Skeleton, along the Boardwalk of Doom, around Skull Lake and into the Pirates Dungeon.

Discover the eight hidden treasurer chests and collect the pirate gold to claim a prize!

Young pirates can come dressed theme, make their own pirate hat in the dungeon (home to our own Captain Squidface) and enjoy games and activities.

All pirate children in family groups are admitted free during the school holidays so make the day of it with the free barbecues and beautiful gardens around the museum.

The pirate skulduggery happens every day of the holidays from 10am to 4pm.

Over at the library there’s a host of different activities spread over the school holidays.

Starting Tuesday next week there’s Cards for Kids as the kids get a chance to get crafty. On Thursday it is The Amazing Building Mallee Fowl with a chance to get colourful with Sand Art on Friday.

drumsThe following week there’s a chance to make hanging woven totems on Monday, October 9 and then on Thursday, October 12 the activities really get thumping with Let’s Get Loud, creating percussion instruments with Ben and Jenny.

It’s important to remember that bookings are essential for the library activities.

They can be made by phoning the library on 8645 7891.

For more information on the pirate activities at the Maritime Museum contact the Whyalla Visitor Centre on 8645 7900.




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