Spring School Holiday Fun At Cockatoo Island

  • Sat Sep 26 - Sun Oct 11 2020
  • Kids
  • From: $12.00

During the Spring School Holidays escape to Cockatoo Island with friends and family for a guided tour of the former convict prison and naval dockyard. Ticket are strictly limited, and COVID-safe plans are in place, so be sure to get in quick to secure tickets! There are also print at home activity sheets to bring along when you visit and a range of boredom busting content to keep the kids occupied at home.

From Sandstone to Steel  is a crash-course in the island's layered history. During this 90-minute tour, you will visit Cockatoo Island's iconic landmarks and your knowledgeable guide will reveal how they fit into the island’s layered historical narrative. You will also hear anecdotes about a colourful cast of real-life characters. 

Where:        The tour starting location is outside the Visitors Centre   
When:         1:30am and 1:30pm, select Sundays (27 Sept, 4 Oct, 11 Oct) 
Cost:           Cost: $16 per adult, $12 per child (12 & under)

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Haunted History is a journey into the island's dark past. This is an exciting opportunity for you and your family to experience Cockatoo Island’s most atmospheric landmarks, including the convict workshops and gaol, the grain silos, Dog Leg Tunnel and Biloela House. Plus, your guide will captivate your imagination as they masterfully blend history with mystery!

Where:        Meet outside the Cockatoo Island Visitors Centre.   
When:         Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm during the Spring School Holidays,.
Cost:           $25 per adult and $15 per child

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Convict Escape Attempts is an opportunity to learn about the prisoners who dared escaped the convict penal establishment. As you explore the island, you’ll hear about successful and ill-fated escape attempts involving disguises, sewers, shark-infested waters, stolen boats and a volley of bullets.

Where:        Meet outside the Cockatoo Island Visitors Centre.   
When:         Tours run on Saturday during the School Holidays at 11:30am & 1:00pm
Cost:           $16 adults & $12 child 

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During the school holidays, kids can also enhance their visit to Cockatoo Island with free activity books: Convict Clues and Ship Shape

At Home Bordom Busters:

If that's not enough Cockatoo Island excitment, children can continue their experience at home with bordem busing content in the Kids Corner. There are exciting activities such as a LEGO construction challenge, native animal nature collage, or you can create a humpback whale puppet! To check out all the exciting projects, visit the website HERE

For further information about visiting Cockatoo Island during the Spring holidays, visit the website.

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