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Family Activities23rd September 2020

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

Join the search for Wally at The Historic Dockyard Chatham this October half term.

This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Families will be able search for Wally at The Historic Dockyard Chatham from Saturday, October 24 until Sunday, November 1 as part of the Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Spooky Spotlight Search.

Search for mini Wally standees hidden around the 400-year-old site and amongst the historic collections, spell out a spooky phrase with letters hidden alongside Wally and receive a special prize on completion of the search. Families will also have the chance to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win an ArtFund Family Membership and a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies.

Alison Bowyer, Executive Director of Kids in Museums, said:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Walker Books again this year. The last few months have been a challenging time for the heritage sector so we are pleased to support even more museums to hold a fun and safe activity this October. We hope to encourage families back into heritage sites and help them enjoy all the rich experiences on offer.”

Richard Holdsworth, Director of Heritage, Public Engagement and Learning, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, said:

“We are hugely excited to be taking part in the Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search this October half term. Joining with Kids in Museums and Walker Books provides us a brilliant opportunity to align with a well known character and offer families a much needed, safe day out during the half term break. We can’t wait to see children searching for Wally across our historic site.”

Due to the current COVID-19 safety measures, all visits to The Historic Dockyard Chatham must be booked in advance. Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search resources are limited and it is recommended that families book early to avoid disappointment.

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