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Are the kids bouncing off the walls during the Easter school holidays? Are you finding them a little overbearing and exuberant? Then a day exploring maritime history in Sydney will put the wind in their sails.  A maritime themed day will educate and entertain them and capture their imaginations. 


Ships and the Sea


Firstly, grab some grub in one of the cafés at The Rocks or Darling Harbour. Perhaps a smoked salmon and egg wrap would go down well?  If not, there's always Weet-bix and milk. 


Begin the sea-themed day at the Ships and the Sea exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. Get in quick as this exhibition finishes in May.  Older kids over eight will love the hands on exhibits.


This includes a forklift that simulates picking up containers, and a remote controlled ship that can be steered around the Museum's pond.  Explore all of the intricacies of port operations, safety at sea, marine archaeology and sea-farers' stories.


There are plenty of other fascinating exhibitions included in the entry price. Such as the Elysium Antarctic Visual Epic, and the huge real life reconstruction of Captain Cook's famous Endeavour.


After the kids have seen the cool maritime relics, and learned all about the seafaring traditions, they will be morphing into little pirates before your eyes.  So surprise them with the ultimate highlight of a marine themed day   a chartered boat trip on Sydney Harbour. 


Chartered Cruises for Little Pirates


Get a sea-farers view onto Sydney Opera House, Watson's Bay and Bondi Beach and many other attractions. No matter the time of year, it's a reviving experience to feel the salty air in your hair on Sydney Harbour.  Choice Charters can put on a completely tailored theme party for you and your tiny ship mates. This can include such activities as fishing, snorkelling and even laser clay shooting on the deck. 


All of that sea air will give them grumbling tummies. Choice Charters can provide a tailored menu of party snacks for your specific dietary needs. Some of the more popular choices include: shortbreads, finger sandwiches, sausage rolls and chicken satay.  Also, in terms of beverages the tired crew can revive themselves on soft drink and kid-friendly refreshments.


Also, as a small mercy for staging such an impressive day, the adults can either bring their own booze on board, or pre-arrange a bar service including local and imported varieties of beer and wine. Choice Charters can put on this themed shin dig for ten guests or more. So get together with another couple of parents and give your tiny pirates a day to remember.  Ahoy there!  Get in touch with Choice Charters for a Maritime or Pirate themed kids party today!


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