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by Denise H-C (subscribe)
Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
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Entertain the kids these school holidays at The Abbey Museum


Beat the school holiday boredom with the Abbey Museum April School Holiday Program. The Museum is well known for it's wonderful promotion and education of living history, and children young and old enjoy participating in the hands on activities.

The writer enjoyed a fantastic day out at the Museum a couple of years ago at their Renaissance school holiday program, and I can honestly say it's not just for children, the activities are enjoyable for all ages, and in fact are a really great way to spend some quality time with the family.

Abbey Museum Easter fun school holiday activities
Image courtesy of www.abbeymuseum.com.au


This Easter, focusing on Egypt and the lifestyle of the Egyptians, the Abbey Museum has lots of fun activities for kids to do in and around the museum.

Kids do you want to mummify Mummy? Or perhaps Mummy wants to wrap the kids up in bandages just like a real Egyptian mummy, albeit only temporary and I'm afraid it won't guarantee the kids will give peace and quiet! But the awesome archaeological dig might give mums and dads some time out while the kids are thoroughly preoccupied or get them enjoying some hands on history with clay sculpting, building pyramids, arts and crafts, writing in hieroglyphics and much more.



The full list of activities on offer includes:

Egyptian Archaeology Dig
Toddler Dig for the tiniest budding Archaeologists.
Help build a giant Pyramid
Mummification DIY
Make an Egyptian collar
Make an Egyptian Headband & Armbands
Write you name in Hieroglyphs on a Cartouche
Colouring pages featuring Egyptian life
Dress like an Egyptian Queen or Pharoah

Extra Activities at $2.00 each

Clay Modelling Sculpt an Egyptian Shabti or Scarab Beetle
Archery
Make an Egyptian Bracelet

The Abbey Museum activities run for the second week of the Easter holidays from Monday 4 April through to Friday 8 April, starting at 9.30am each day and finishing at 3pm.

There is so much here to keep children amused and occupied all day.



You're welcome to bring your own picnic lunch and cold drinks. For any questions on what to bring or not bring, or activities detail, please feel free to ring the Museum on 5495 1652 or check out their website.

Note that parental supervision will be required; this is activity based awesome fun, not a holiday vacation care program.

Admission:
Adult: $12.00, Concession: $8.50, Child: $7.00 Child Under 5yrs activity fee: $3.00
Family 1 (1 Adult, up to 4 Children): $19.80.
Family 2 (2 Adults, up to 4 Children) : $25.00 Small charge for some activities.
For OSHC groups, please contact the Abbey Museum at events@abbeymuseum.asn.au.

The Abbey Museum is located at The Abbey Place, Caboolture.

By car from Brisbane

Take the Bribie Island Road exit 152 off the Bruce Highway.
Turn left into Old Toorbul Point Road, 5km from the overpass.
Turn first right into The Abbey Place.

By car from the Sunshine Coast

From the Sunshine Coast, take the Toorbul-Donnybrook exit 157 turn left onto Pumicestone Rd and then turn right into New Toorbul Point Road approximately 500 metres from the turn-off. Follow the road for 4 km and turn left into The Abbey Place.
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Why? Hands on historical fun on school holidays
When: 4 to 8 April 2016
Phone: (07) 5495 1652
Where: Abbey Museum, The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Cost: See entry costs above
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This looks like a fantastic activity day for kids that will engage them with history.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 1361 days ago
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