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Free School Holiday Program at M.A.D.E

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The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) in Ballarat has prepared FREE summer school holiday program designed for children aged 4 to 12 years old.

M.A.D.E FOR FUN kicks off on Monday 22 December and will run until Friday 23 January, 2015, offering three activities for children and their families to enjoy over the school holidays; the Discovery Worksheet, a M.A.D.E memento, and the Beanbag Garden.

M.A.D.E school holiday program
M.A.D.E school holiday program

Discovery Worksheet

Upon arrival, children will receive a Discovery Worksheet with which to guide them through the exhibition, including challenges to find particular pictures and objects on display.

M.A.D.E Momento

Children area invited to take photographs of themselves against key points within M.A.D.E museum and its surroundings. Children will be given either a gold mining, stockade or democracy themed template to take come and customise, which will become a frame for their photograph, thus a momento of their visit.

Beanbag Garden

Everyone loves a beanbeag, and this summer children and their families can relax in a special Beanbag Garden with a picnic, a cool drink or ice cream, or rest in the Saltbush Kitchen. There are plenty of umbrellas to hide from the sun, otherwise more fun to be had playing M.A.D.E's bocce games, croquet or quoits.

M.A.D.E is one of Australia's newest museums, positioned on the historic site of the Eureka Stockade. Using state of the art technology and interactive equipment, visitors to M.A.D.E are immersed into a world commemorating a pivotal time in democratic history, all of which took place in Ballarat some 160 years ago.

Entry into M.A.D.E is $35 for a family pass, although local Ballarat residents obtain FREE entry. Other child friendly features of M.A.D.E include an on site cafe, a gift shop with a selection of games, a playground and parklands.

School holidays at M.A.D.E
School holidays at M.A.D.E

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka can be reached by car, or via a short and exciting train ride on the V-Line from Melbourne Southern Cross to Ballarat.

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Why? Interesting historical fun for the school holidays
When: School Holiday Program 22 December - 23 January. Open from 10am - 5pm
Phone: 1800 287 113
Where: M.A.D.E 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Cost: From $8, local Ballarat residents are FREE
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