Sail into Summer at Flagstaff Hillby BETHANY LEWIS
If you’re ready for a summer of fun, then gather your crew and Sail into Summer at Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool. Set in Flagstaff Hill’s enchanting Maritime Village, Sail into Summer is a month-long program of fun, activities and events with an historical twist.
Before TV shows and computer games, children entertained themselves by making their own toys. At Sail into Summer kids can get creative at 11am and 2pm daily making Glittering Seahorses, Felt Bag Buddies, Necklace Creations, Pop-Up Puppets, Quilling, Origami and even Cooking up a Storm. So much fun and no clean-up to worry about!
To really step back in time, get into costume and experience an old-fashioned classroom in ‘Reading, ‘Riting & ‘Rithmatic’. Messy handwriting was not an option in the days of old, so you best impress the strict School Ma’am.
In between scheduled activities stroll the cobblestone streets, talk to the village folk, take in the ocean views, feed the animals and pop into the Stella Maris Tearooms and Mrs Kucks’ Confectionary for some yummy food and old-fashioned service.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Everyone is invited to New Year’s Eve on the Hill. This family friendly event has it all: live music from Mick Ferguson, great food and drink, cannon firing, kids’ activities, face painting, floating lanterns, flashing accessories, historic pub and a great place to watch the 9.30pm fireworks.
On Wednesdays during January savour the summer evenings at Chill on the Hill. Join the 5km fun run and walk, or head straight to the village green. Bring your own picnic rugs and relax with local live music and food stalls in a fun family atmosphere.
As night falls, the epic Tales of the Shipwreck Coast sound and light show will take you on a journey through the ages. No visit to Warrnambool is complete without experiencing the history of this treacherous coastline. From local creation stories, and our colourful whaling past, to the most notorious Shipwreck on the Great Ocean Road – Tales of the Shipwreck Coast at Flagstaff Hill is not to be missed.
Stay tuned for Sail Into Summer 2020-2021 dates. To enjoy unlimited entry to all of these great activities and events, take advantage of the $85 annual family membership for the best value.
For full event and membership details head to www.flagstaffhill.com