February 7, 2017

Kids and Rain in Jervis Bay

Kids and Rain in Jervis Bay

When you plan a trip to Jervis Bay you probably envisage our iconic White Sand Beaches, shimmering crystal clear beaches and plenty of glorious sunshine.

Fortunately for us who live here and those that are visiting, this is what we come to know and expect for the most part in Jervis Bay.  As it so happens the odd rainy day may not be something you imagined or planned for. While these days are still beautiful, they can make occupying little ones a challenge.

Never fear, we are here to help you with your rainy-day plans and not dampen your holiday spirits.

Our Family Friendly Rainy-day suggestions are to check out the:

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

where you can check out some of the wonderful history of the Jervis Bay area, and learn how our little slice of paradise has grown over time.  The Maritime Museum is also home to the Jervis Bay Information Centre  and often features art exhibitions of our local artists.

http://www.visitnsw.com/visitor-information-centres/jervis-bay-visitor-information-centre

https://www.jervisbaymaritimemuseum.asn.au/

Huskisson Pictures

Huskisson Pictures

The Huskisson Pictures has been a well-loved part of the community since it was built over 100 years ago.  Originally a community hall, it has also taken on the life of a church, dance and concert venue and theatre. It has had films screening since the early 1950’s, offering you something a little different than a big city cinema complex.   The Huskisson pictures is located right in town and is great entertainment on a wet and rainy day.

http://www.huskipics.com.au/

Boo Book

Get yourself and the kids a book from Boo Book on Owen, the store also has hand-crafted and fair-trade gifts, children’s books and toys. Have a nice quiet relaxing day cuddled up reading. Boo book also sell colouring in books, which have been proven to relax adults and kids alike.  A great way to spend a rainy day in Jervis Bay.

Cooking

The Shoalhaven is abundant with beautiful  fresh produce, you can pick some up from the local markets which are held every Sunday in different locations.  Cooking can be a lot of fun for kids, getting involved and helping create something, is a great way to spend the day. Plus you end up with something delicious at the end! (hopefully).

Dolphin Watching Cruise

The resident Bottlenose Dolphins in Jervis Bay don’t mind what kind of weather there is on land, it’s what’s happening in the water that they are interested in. Dolphins feed everyday and some of the favoured areas are well within Jervis Bay so finding them is still possible on a rainy day. Better yet our boats have under cover areas that will keep you dry even if it is damp.

Dolphin Watch Cruises hope these suggestions will keep you and the kids happy, occupied and enjoying your time in Jervis Bay.

"Great Boat with Friendly Staff"

Great boat with friendly staff, snacks and generally tea and coffee available on the Dolphin watch cruise and even alcohol available for purchase for that cheeky corona on the top deck. Perfect amount of time on the water to discover the beauties of the bay and capture a glimpse of the magnificent wildlife we are blessed to be surrounded by.