Family Fun Day

WPBS-DT: Family Fun Day

June 18th, 2016, 10AM - 3PM

At Boldt Castle


Boldt Castle at Heart Island and WPBS-DT, Watertown PBS, present the third annual Family Fun Day, Saturday, June 18th from 10am-3pm. Boldt Castle, in association with WPBS, will host a family based event featuring characters from popular PBS Kids television programming including Princess Presto, Nature Cat, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, Super Why, and Cat in the Hat. Upon arrival at Boldt Castle children will receive their Passport to Fun.

Admission rates for the day are, Adults $ 9.00, Children 5-12 $ 6.00, ages 4 and under are free. . This is an Operation Yellow ribbon event and military service members with ID will receive off admission prices.Transportation to the castle may be obtained through one of the participating boat lines; Uncle Sam Boat Tours; Clayton Island Tours; 1000 Island Cruises Rockport and Gananoque Boat Lines. Transportation to the castle is an additional expense and not included in the Family Fun Day ticket price.
For more information and buying admission passes visit Boldt Castle's website!



The day on the island includes several activity stations hosted by PBS Kids characters, along with story telling and exploring! Children can make a fish globe, plant a flower, create a music maker, participate in the parachute game, and talk to their favorite characters. Each character will have their own educational activity station for children to engage in, with a prize awarded for completion of all activity stations.


New to Family Fun Day this year will be the addition of Stage Notes and Fire Magick. Stage Notes is a local theater company comprised of students in grades 7-12. Their purpose is to help students see their passion for musical theater and make a difference in the community. Stage Notes will perform a song and dance act at Alster Tower.


Fire Magick will offer short performances and will teach children hula hoop routines throughout the day. Fire Magick is a professional fire dancing company that offers very unique, top notch entertainment that is exciting and memorable! Their performers combine highly technical prop manipulation skills with an athletic flowing dance to music. They use many props including; hoops, fans, levitation wand and orb, staff, dragon staff, and more!


Food will be available at the castles concession stand or families may bring a picnic lunch. Merchandise will be available for purchase and parents are encouraged to bring sunscreen and a camera.

  1. Bring your camera
  2. Don't forget your sunscreen lotion
  3. Food and drinks are available at the concession stand or you can bring your own picnic lunch
  4. Wear good walking shoes
  5. Rain coat and umbrella in case of inclement weather
  6. Big smiles and have a great time!!

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