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Heritage Hill Autumn School Holiday Activities

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Heritage Hill Autumn School Holiday Activities
Photo Credit: Greater City of Dandenong Website


The Heritage Hill estate in the Greater City of Dandenong is the preservation of three historical buildings, Lauren Lodge, Benga and the St James Anglican Church. Set on two acre of landscaped gardens, Heritage Hill tells the visual story of how Dandenong transformed itself from "a rural market town to a bustling, multicultural metropolis."

Heritage Hill is located at 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong.

During the first week of the Autumn School Holidays, Heritage Hill is hosting a series of child friendly workshops and activities.

Friday 1st April: Make & Decorate your own Treasure Box

Use jewels, texture and colour, decorate a box you can use to house jewlry or secret treasures. Perhaps even turn it into a gift for someone special.

A cost of $7 per child applies and all materials are supplied.

Suitable for ages 4 plus, bookings are essential. Call 8571 1666 or book online.

Sunday 3rd April: Scavenger Hunt

Let your inner artist run wild and create a spectacular masterpiece courtesy of the Heritage Hill Arts & Crafts Scavenger Hunt. Guided by riddles, you'll be led around the garden, gathering bits and pieces left by the Easter Bunny, which you will use to create your masterpiece. This activity is suitable to people of all ages.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, sketch book or even musical instrument and 'take advantage of the tranquil surrounds of Heritage Hill.'

Tours are available by request. Call 8571 5478 or email arts@cgd.vic.gov.au

Heritage Hill Autumn School Holiday Activities
Photo Credit: Greater City of Dandenong Website


Monday 4th April: Let's Make Rainbow Pencil Pots

A unique workshop designed especially for children using acrylic paints and terracotta pots to make something unique to hold pencils or other utensils.

This activity costs $7 per child and is suitable for children aged 6 and above.

Bookings are essential on 8571 1666 or online.

Tuesday 5th April: Make your own Puppet out of Trash

Kids aged 5 12 will have a great time in this trash puppet workshop. Using 100% recycled materials, they will come away with something special they have made themselves.

This workshop costs $7 per child and bookings are essential. Phone 8571 1666 or book online.

Wednesday 6th April: Fun with Lettering

If you were a font, what would you look like? Kids 8 12 can find out in this creative workshop. After learning some calligraphy basis, create your own signature, tag or brand new font style.

This workshop starts at 11am and runs for approximately 90 minutes. There is a cost of $7 per child and is suitable for kids aged 8 12.

Thursday 7th April: Have a Blast with Glass

Learn some glass making techniques at this very original workshop. Design your picture or pattern, then learn how to transfer your artwork onto a glass tile, which will be fired in the kiln for an everlasting keepsake.

This activity is suitable for children aged 6 plus and costs $10 per child.

Heritage Hill Autumn School Holiday Activities
Photo Credit: Greater City of Dandenong Website


Friday 8th April: Pre-School Koala Gym

A rainbow of colour, music, ribbons, rolling, gymnastics and fun at the Pre-school Koala Gym workshop on Friday the 8th.

Led by an experienced instructor, pre-school children will enjoy this range of activities.

Cost $7 per child.

Full details, including times and cost for each workshop is available on the Greater City of Dandenong website and bookings are essential.
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Why? School Holiday Activities for Kids
When: First week of School Holidays
Phone: 8571 1666
Where: Heritage Hill Estate, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong
Cost: $7 - $10
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