There is a summer full of extra offerings at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station for both locals and visitors to the region. From our popular holiday activities program, to yoga and creative workshops, an art exhibition, plus outdoor theatre performances, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Fremantle Theatre Company returns to our amphitheatre on January 6 and 7 with their joyous and hilarious treasure of Shakespeare in the Park. This year they present Shakespeare’s final and finest comedy, Twelfth Night – his tribute to the fearless few, who are keen to take a terrifying tumble or two, in the name of Love. In this down-under re-telling of an already truly topsy-turvy tale, hearts will be on sleeves, swords in hand, and all manner of tongues will be firmly pressed in cheeks.
Bring your own picnic, or pre-order a hamper with your ticket, or purchase coffee and snacks on the night, and enjoy a summer’s night under a sky full of sparkling stars. This is a licensed event, no BYO, and a bar featuring Oranje Tractor wines will be available.
Our holiday activities program is designed to enhance the experience for children. Running for 3 weeks, Monday-Friday, from January 9 to 27, with no pre-bookings required to join the fun.
Supported by funding from the City of Albany, the program includes activities from the teams at the Little White Whale Project, Fisheries Education Program, Marine Energy Research Australia, and UWA’s Marine Scientist, Kate Sprogis. There are also opportunities to meet retired whalers, discover Australian animals with the Wildlife Park team, and create colourful sand art.
On Saturday January 14, join experienced Yoga instructor Racquel Cavallaro for a yoga workshop set on the grass along the water’s edge. After the workshop, enjoy a healthy and rejuvenating breakfast at Whalers Galley Café, overlooking the pristine King George Sound. Bookings essential.
Bring the beauty of our coastal town inside this summer through the creation of your own framed beach artwork at one of the three summer creative workshops run by artist and Marine Biologist Nicola Thomas. Discover the centuries old art of seaweed pressing on Sunday 15 or Saturday 21 January, or try your hand at creating a shell shadow frame on Sunday January 22. All materials provided, and the workshops are suitable for ages 14 years and over. Bookings essential.
Nicola’s delicate pressed artworks will also be available for sale as part of Beach Cast, an exhibition of our diverse local seaweed, on display in the Retail Gallery from January 9 to 28.
Summer is a beautiful time of year in Albany so why not pack a lunch and enjoy the garden picnic areas, or treat the family to fish and chips with the best ocean view in Albany from the on-site café. With so many great events and activities on offer, a whole day of discovery and adventure awaits you at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. We are OPEN every day from 9am, including all public holidays!
For more information on what’s on, visit our EVENTS page, or give our team a call on 9844 4021.