Ahoy me hearties! BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks to stage themed pirate adventure for school holiday entertainment
BIG4 Sunshine Holiday Park at South West Rocks on the NSW mid north coast is offering fully-themed entertainment for families over the September/October school holidays.
Big4 Sunshine’s NEW $1 million Shipwreck Island comes alive as its major stage, the adventure is acted out over five days and involves swashbuckling pirates running amok in the chase to retrieve Black Beard’s treasure using a map that might be real or might be fake.
Along the way, there be a vast number of activities with pirates and their scurvy crew acting out scenes on Shipwreck Island and causing mayhem throughout the Park; along with treasure hunts around South West Rocks; and Kids Club Pirate themed activities, which will all culminate in a finale where Capt’n Shark Eye and guests will dig up a buried treasure chest filled with gold chocolate coins & other prizes.
The five day themed event will be staged twice during the school holidays – 21st September to 25th September and then again from 28th September to 2nd October.
The Big4 Sunshine team will be dressed in pirate gear and will hand out pirate packs to guests on arrival. While the aim is to give parents a break, there will opportunities for families to have fun together, following clues to discover the attractions of South West Rocks in an entertaining fashion.
The Park’s Joey’s Kids Club will be fully involved in the theme with activities that include making an eye patch and pirate hat, creating Tinker Belle’s real flower crown, mermaid necklaces, making a telescope and pirate hook, building pirate boats, making pirate boat cupcakes and cookies and staging pirate ship races in the kids pool.Powered camp sites are available from $81 per night and cabin accommodation starts at $270 per night.
The development of the Shipwreck Island attraction has been part of a total upgrade of the holiday park, which has also included the addition of luxury cabins and all weather facilities for children.
Owner Tony Mayne – a big kid himself – believes that the investment in the new facilities and themed activities will be welcomed as much by the parents as the kids: “Shipwreck Island blows kids minds because its the real deal and kids get to live their own fantasies on a 50ft pirate ship. The concept was to be a world of fun for kids allowing parents to lay back and relax, but parents won’t stay off it either! When you hear the squeals and see the joy in someone’s face you know you’ve got it right…and that’s just the mums. I know how important it is that families have time to reconnect while enjoying a well-earned and much-needed break in a time poor world,” says Tony.
The multi-award winning BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks Holiday Park is located at South West Rocks, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane and just over an hour from either Port Macquarie or Coffs Harbour airports. The park is surrounded by Hat Head National Park, just 10 minutes walk to the renowned Trial Bay Beach and with six of Australia’s most glorious beaches less than 10 minutes away.
Accommodation is available in Luxury quality cabins (with a variety of floor plans) and Powered Camping and Ensuite Sites with everything for the complete camping experience.
The NEW restaurant “The Full Circle Eatery” is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with chefs creating modern Australian cuisine based around amazing fresh local produce to rave reviews.
BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks Holiday Park offers activities all year round, including a covered jumping pillow, pool and spa, go-karts, tennis, volleyball and Games Room with table tennis, pool table, movie cinema, air hockey, and Playstation.
The Kids Club (for children under 12) operates throughout the school holidays and offers supervised activities such as craft, art, games, trivia, bingo and there are guest appearances from characters such as Dora, Diego, Shrek, and Ben 10.
Attractions around the South West Rocks area include canoeing on the lagoon or cycling to town, exploring the National Park trails, Smoky Cape Lighthouse and historic Trial Bay Gaol. Adults can also access the Macleay River to go fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing or swimming.