Rouse Hill House & Farm
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Rouse Hill House and Farm is a taste of country life only an hour away from Sydney. A tour of the property gives a totally unique insight into the hopes and dreams of six generations of family life in rural New South Wales. Founded in 1813 and crammed with 20,000 objects spanning its long life, a family outing here is a great way to really bring NSW’s history to life for your little ones.
Every weekend, you can give the kids a taste of farm life with a family farm tour. Over 3’s can feed chickens, collect eggs, pump water for watering cans and throw horseshoes, just like the farm hands in the 1800’s. There are also some really lovely and low-cost activities for ages 5 and up both on occasional weekdays and school holidays, check website for details.
Ellaslist Opinion: Rouse Hill House and Farm is a wonderful day out for city slicker families and a great way to introduce kids to both a taste of rural life and of NSW history. There is so much to see the property and its contents give visitors an extraordinary insight into the lives of the family who occupied it for so many generations. The highlight for little lovers of fashion (and their mums!) is the immense collection of period clothing that has amazingly been preserved.
Make sure you and the family wear clothing & footwear suitable for the countryside as the terrain is uneven and can get muddy.
Admission: Adult - $15; Concession/Child – $12; (under 5 years free); Family – $38; Members FREE
Sydney Museums Pass – 12 museums & historic houses, one great price (valid for one month): Adult $24, Child/Concession $16, Family $50
Facilities: Pram access is to ground floor of house only but baby change facilities are available. No onsite café so make sure you bring your own lunch and snacks.
Getting There: This really is a trip that requires a car as Rouse Hill House and Farm isn’t really handy for public transport. If driving from the city take the M2, turn right onto Windsor Road and left into Guntawong Road and turn into the signposted driveway. Free parking is available at the Visitors Centre.
Sep 21 2017
Great family fun!