Please select your home edition
Edition
Beneteau SAIL Sense 51-57 728x90

National Maritime Museum - Playtime not over yet

by Jude Timms on 6 Feb 2013
Kids with a friendly pirate at Pirates! Kids Adventure Land Jude Timms
Time is running out for Sydney families to enjoy two of the National Maritime Museum’s summer family activities - Pirates kids adventure land and WetWorld family water play area – which must close at the end of February.

Pirates! kids adventure land

Closes 24 February 2013

It’s up with the Jolly Roger at the Australian National Maritime Museum this summer in the museum’s Pirates! adventure land.

It’ll be swashbuckling good fun as kids don their cutlasses and best eye patch and transform themselves from landlubbers to fearless buccaneers, complete with their own pirate name.

To enter slide down the slippery dip. There’s a big Spanish galleon to explore, a cannon to fire and even a spooky encounter with the ghost of pirate leader Blackbeard in the captain’s cabin.

Children can wander on to Execution Dock or search for pirate loot on their hands and knees in the darkened pirate cave…but beware the sound of ghostly warning from the dark.

The special pirate scales will measure how much fledgling pirates are worth in yummy pirate booty. And they can take the challenge of following the pirate trail to find the secret treasure.



WetWorld family water play area

Closes 28 February 2013

This summer children can keep cool at the Australian National Maritime Museum in its outdoor family play area – WetWorld.

Children will have loads of fun in two fun-filled zones. The first area is for the littlies - enter through the spray arch, dance through the fountains then relax under the mist umbrellas.

The big kids can continue on to the super soakers zone to battle it out in a special water combat marquee complete with water cannons and giant water pistols.

WetWorld is recommended for children of all ages. A change tent is available and children must be supervised at all times.

Entry to Pirates!, WetWorld and Ships and the Sea, is included in the Kids Adventure Ticket - $15 children, $7 adults, National Maritime Museum

Barz Optics - Melanin LensesAbell Point Marina Splash 660x82Ensign Bavaria C57 April 2017

Related Articles

World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food
Spanish sisters, Carla and Marta Munté Carrasco, sail together in the 49erFX and know they have a problem. Many sailors will be brimming with confidence after browsing the weather forecast and will be striving for gold in Hyères. But it is a team small in stature that know exactly where they stand in terms of performance that intrigues.
Posted on 24 Apr
New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines
Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Instead of assembling cloth panels into a particular sail shape, the Volvo Ocean Race sails are composites. This means that 3Di material 'tapes' are laid in a specific arrangement, offering stable structure to the sail where it is needed most.
Posted on 24 Apr
Experience is key as Team Oman Air prepare for Extreme Sailing Series
Team Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson says his crew's unrivalled experience could prove vital to victory in second round Known worldwide for hosting sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Qingdao is notorious for its ability to catch crews off guard with a fickle breeze that can go from next to nothing to gale force in a matter of minutes.
Posted on 24 Apr
FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Preview
The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley, sets the scene for the event.
Posted on 24 Apr
Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew Zuzana Vybiralova
A first for Clipper Race, Zuzana Vybiralova will make history this year as first Czech Republican to take part in race A first for the Clipper Race, crew member Zuzana Vybiralova will make history this year as the first Czech Republican to take part in the race in eleven editions.
Posted on 24 Apr
You can almost see it
The windward/leeward is great fun and a real test of your skills. True, it might be hard for the uninitiated to follow The windward/leeward is great fun and a real test of your skills. True, it might be hard for the uninitiated to follow, but then sailing is not the world’s largest spectator sport by any means. Badminton does rate higher, after all. Still, when you’re doing it, you not really worried about little racquets and small, caged up, feathered thingamabobs.
Posted on 24 Apr
Land Rover Winter Series - Great start for opening races
Sydney Harbour put on a spectacular day for the opening races of the 2017 Land Rover Winter Series. Sydney Harbour put on a spectacular day for the opening races of the 2017 Land Rover Winter Series. After a one-hour delay for the Ladies Day competitors, all fleets were off and racing at 12:30pm in a light five knot east south-easterly breeze. The light wind created some congestion at the rounding marks, until an increase to 10 knots was welcomed by the fleet on the shortened course.
Posted on 24 Apr
Maserati shows the Way at the MHYC MC38 Autumn Regatta
Neville Crichton’s Maserati put in a fine performance in light easterly winds on Sydney Harbour on Sunday April 23 Neville Crichton’s Maserati put in a fine performance in light easterly winds on Sydney Harbour on Sunday April 23, playing the points game to mess up Leslie Green’s chances of collecting yet another MC38 class win with Ginger.
Posted on 24 Apr
She’s still here with us, and now we can be there for her
Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the most paramount is her effervescence. Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the most paramount is her effervescence. Yet it is what lies behind that which could be her most incredible characteristic. Sometimes you can almost overlook her steely determination, but not for long when you start talking with her. Catching up with her live from Cape Town surely was a vivid reminder of not only what this sailor can accomplish...
Posted on 24 Apr
The Vendée Globe skippers hosted at the Elysée Palace
The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. Twenty-three of the twenty-nine Vendée Globe skippers attended the event, gathering around winner Armel Le Cléac’h, appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Posted on 22 Apr