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Savannah Tall Ship Challenge: Kid’s Cove
If your kids are anything like my little one, they LOVE it when they see something they recognize. Especially something that they have NEVER seen in real life – a tall ship! The younger ones get excited when they see one on TV, frantically pointing at it, and the older ones are more amazed by the mechanics and the mystery of them in movies. With that said, now they can actually see one in real life close up!
Savannah Tall Ships will be hosting a weekend of nautical themed games, crafts, entertainment, and fun education for kids 12 and under. Festivities will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Morrell Park on Savannah’s Riverfront.
There will be a special visit from Theodore Too Tugboat, the beloved book and TV character from Halifax, Canada. Theodore will be joining the parade of 14 tall ships on his way to Savannah, first starting in Fort Lauderdale, and ending in Nova Scotia. If the kids are interested in following Theodore’s progress, they can visit his trip schedule.
I would really call this an all ages event (even if the cut off is 12) because there is really something for everyone at Kid’s Cove. There will be an interactive educational spot called “Planet Ocean in Motion” brought to visitors from the NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) and the Savannah Ocean Exchange. “Planet Ocean in Motion” will focus on both local and global ecosystems around the world. A few other fun things will include small boat building and races, craft painting, knot tying, paddleboats in a large inflatable pool, a pirate maze and dolphin castle, a scavenger hunt, and Puppet People performance on Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
Be sure to get to Morrell Park early all three days in order to visit every fun spot! Children’s tickets (ages 5-16) range from $10 - $25 dollars depending on your pass purchase. And children 4 and under are FREE! We hope to see you there! And remember, this is a once in a lifetime event that your kids will never forget!
Please visit our Kid Friendly section for a full list of kids’ activities going on during at Kids Cove!