July School Holidays at Sydney Living Museums

  • Mon Jul 04 - Wed Jul 13 2016
  • Kids
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Be sure to visit one of the many Sydney Living Museums’ historic houses and gardens in the July School Holidays and check out the various holiday programs.

Earn Your Tucker (ages 5yrs+)
The sun is up and it’s time for kids to have fun and muck in to get the chores done. Help feed the chickens, collect the eggs, grind the corn, make the butter and pump the water. At the end of the program you’ll sit on the verandah for some well-earned tucker! Below is a list of the main activities:
- Pump up the water and grind cereal grains, and then feed it to the chickens before collecting their eggs.
- Learn how to do the egg test to make sure your egg is fresh.
- Churn the butter on the verandah, washing off the buttermilk and patting the butter into shape, before taking it home.

This is a rural property with uneven terrain. Please wear enclosed shoes, hat and clothing suitable for walking across a farm property.

Where:    Rouse Hill House & Farm
When:     Sundays 12 Jun, 10 Jul, 21 Aug; 11am–1pm
Cost:        General – $17; Members – $12

Tickets must be purchased for all attending adults and children.

Stargazing: Rouse Hill House & Farm
During this family-friendly event, hear well-known astronomer Fred Watson discuss our place in the universe and view planets and stars through telescopes with astronomers from Sydney Observatory. Observe (weather permitting) Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in the night sky, along with visible constellations, including Sagittarius (the Archer) and Scorpius (the Scorpion).

Learn about the history of Rouse Hill House & Farm and visit the school house; bring a picnic blanket and sit back to enjoy a range of refreshments available to purchase as you gaze at the wide skies and their marvels.

Where:    Rouse Hill House & Farm
When:     Saturday 13 Aug; 5.30–8.30pm
Cost:        Adults – $15; Children – $12; Family – $42; Members – $10; Member Family - $30

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Kids in the Kitchen: Damper and Butter (5-12yrs)
During this hands-on workshop children will experience the wonder of making their own food from scratch. They will make dough to create damper and learn how to make butter using only cream. Thirsts will be quenched by making traditional lemonade with fresh lemons before heading out to explore the Kitchen Garden.

When all is done, we’ll lay the table in the colonial kitchen and taste the products of the morning’s labour.

Where:     Vaucluse House & Elizabeth Farm
When:      Mondays 4 & 11 July (5–8yrs) & Wednesdays 6 & 13 July (8–12yrs); 11am–1pm
Cost:         General – $20; Members – $18

Includes one free accompanying adult.

Convict Time Travellers
Meet a convict, wear convict clothes, make some marbles and play a convict game as you explore the Hyde Park Barracks Museum and discover how convicts lived.

Where:     Hyde Park Barracks Museum
When:       Mon 4 & 11 July and Wed 6 & 13 July; 10.30-11.30am
Cost:          General – $15; Members – $10

Includes one free accompanying adult.

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Bush Tucker Family Workshop: learn, make and eat (6yrs+)
Search for bush tucker plants with Aboriginal guides from Muru Mittigar around Rouse Hill House and Farm. Learn about traditional bush foods and make a traditional ‘Johnny cake’. This will be a fun and engaging activity for all the family.

Where:     Rouse Hill House & Farm
When:       Tuesday 5 & 12 and Thursday 7 & 14 July; 11.30am-1pm
Cost:          General – $15; Members – $10

NAIDOC Event
Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Rouse Hill House and Farm and join local elders as they share their stories and cultural knowledge of traditional woodcarving. Enjoy children’s activities, Darug stories of land and people, and see native wildlife up close.

Where:     Rouse Hill House & Farm
When:       Saturday 9 July; 10am-3pm
Cost:          FREE

For more information, call 02 8239 2288 or visit the website.

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