Fun for the whole family

If you're looking for something to do over the July school holidays, then Whyalla is the place to be!

We're right in the middle of Cuttlefest 2020, which means there's some great family-friendly activities happening around the city:

  • The Cuttlefish Art Prize competition is open to all ages.
  • You could take the plunge and go snorkelling to see these wonderful creatures in their underwater playground.
  • Join a workshop and make an underwater cuttlefish lantern.
  • Enjoy a local park and play hide and seek with our cuttle-rocks hidden around Whyalla.

Find these and more exciting activities via our website

The Whyalla Maritime Museum and Whyalla Public Library have also geared up for some school holiday fun.

After the success of National Simultaneous Story Time, held online for the first time this year, library staff have continued mixing things up by planning some online school holiday sessions.

These online sessions have been crafted so that children can enjoy some creative fun at home with their families.

The first video of Chris and Ali reading 'A Sea in my Bedroom' and then creating a cuttlefish and sock octopus went live on Council's Facebook page last week.

There's more to come, so keep an eye on Council's Facebook page for a new video to drop each Wednesday and Friday during the school holidays.

In order to make the most of these online activities, children will need:

  • Adult supervision
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticky/masking tape
  • Wild bird seed
  • Markers
  • Twigs/thin sticks
  • Paper towel
  • And a sense of fun and adventure!

The Whyalla Maritime Museum is holding "Cuttlefish Capers" during these July school holidays.

With free entry to the Maritime Museum for children in family groups, Cuttlefish Capers is a fun fact-finding and decoding mission - should you choose to accept.

Pick up your information sheet and decoding key from the friendly staff at the Visitor Centre and let the adventure begin, find as many cuttlefish as you can and learn about the unique and amazing Sepia Apama (Giant Australian Cuttlefish).

Every child will come away with their own certificate and an activity pack so they can make their own cuttle-rock at home.

The Maritime Museum is open 10am to 4pm every day, please note that due to covid-19 there is no access to the ship.

For more information about these fun school holiday activities, please contact:

Whyalla Visitor Centre

P: 8645 7900


Whyalla Public Library

P: 8645 7891