All aboard for the boat race!



The Great Willy Boat Race was a free, facilitated, drop-in style construction play event suitable for children aged 2+ years as part of a school holiday activation at Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown.

Inspired by the shipbuilding heritage of Melbourne's west and the Williamstown marina, The Great Willy Boat Race invited children (and adults!) to build to make their own version of a bottomless boat using only cardboard boxes and recycled craft materials. 

Children then 'launched' their boat in a foot race - The Great Willy Boat Race - and were able to take their boat home for more play. 

Produced for Hobsons Bay City Council