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Fun Activities at Sydney Living Museums these Autumn School Holidays

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Image credit: Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

There's so much to explore at Sydney Living Museums these Autumn school holidays! Enjoy Easter Trails across Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House and plenty of exhibitions and other activities across our sites.

 

Egg-cellent Easter Trail: Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm Jump, hop and spring into the Easter weekend with our Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Elizabeth Farm.

Enjoy a range of fun activities inspired by traditional Easter games including egg-and-spoon racing and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge.

You'll have the chance to meet some feathered farmyard friends, explore the garden and venture through the historic house. Every child will get a fun activity sheet to complete and enjoy a Lindt chocolate treat.

A great day out for the family, we welcome you to bring a picnic rug, packed lunch and relax on the lawn. Tickets are limited and booking essential.

Ages 3+

Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill

When: Saturday 3 April, sessions from 10am – 2.30pm

Cost: Adults & children $15; Families $44; Museum entry included with ticket.

Bookings: https://slm.is/eastertrail-ef

Image credit: Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
 
Egg-cellent Easter Trail: Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House Jump, hop and spring into the Easter weekend with our Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Vaucluse House.

Enjoy a range of fun activities inspired by traditional Easter games including egg-and-spoon racing and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge. You'll have the chance to meet some feathered farmyard friends, explore the garden and venture through the historic house. Every child will get a fun activity sheet to complete and enjoy a Lindt chocolate treat.

A great day out for the family, we welcome you to bring a picnic rug, packed lunch and relax on the lawn. Tickets are limited and booking essential.

Ages 3+

Where: Vaucluse House

When: Sunday 4 April, sessions from 10am – 2.30pm

Cost: Adults & children $15; Families $44; Museum entry included with ticket.

Bookings: https://slm.is/eastertrail-vh

Image credit: Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
 
Hyde Park Barracks Kids' Trail

Come on an adventure through time at the Hyde Park Barracks and discover what life was like for the many people who stayed here.

Kids can explore the museum during the school holidays with a new tailored audio guide and activity trail. Hear the fascinating story of the Barracks as told by some of the convicts and immigrants who lived there. Listen for clues and complete activities as you move through the museum - spot the rats, draw your own convict tattoo and more!

Suitable for kids aged 5-12 years.

Where: Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Sydney

When: Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, closed Good Friday

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $16, Adult $24, Family $64. Members and children under 5 are free.

Bookings: slm.is/hpb

Image credit: Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
 
Enchanted valley in the Paradise on Earth exhibition

Playful and interactive, Enchanted valley is a multi-sensory landscape full of surprise and discovery that forms part of the new exhibition Paradise on Earth.

Look out for curious animals exploring the bushland, listen for frogs croaking under stepping stones and watch as a storm rolls in over the harbour. If you look carefully, you may even spot fairies hiding under the bridge!

Enchanted valley captures the colour, textures and changing moods of the Australian bushland. Enjoy the sights, sounds, mystery and magic of the valley and wonder at nature's hidden energies and ever-changing beauty.

Plus kids can also get creative in the Forces of Nature activity hub and add to the collaborative bush artwork - perch a cockatoo, hang a bat from its toes or add a bunch of leaves and help our gum trees grow!

Where: Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney

When: Until 18 April, Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, closed Good Friday

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free.

Bookings: slm.is/enchantedvalley

Image credit: Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
 
Museum of Sydney Kids' Trail

Come on an adventure through time at the Museum of Sydney to uncover stories from the site of First Government House. Kids can explore the museum following Sami the intrepid explorer in our trail. Discover the archaeology underfoot at the museum that tell us about the lives of people who lived there. Measure up to see how you would fit on a first fleet ship and learn about Sydney as you complete activities in the trail.

This kids' trail will be available from 3rd April.

Suitable for kids 5-12 years Where: Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney

When: Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm, closed Good Friday

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free.

Bookings: https://slm.is/mos

Photo © Anna Kucera / James Horan Photography Pty Ltd for Sydney Living Museums
 

Paula do Prado: Re-Connections and Offerings

To coincide with the Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2020 exhibition, contemporary artist Paula do Prado has created an intergenerational making activity inspired by Meroogal, titled Re-Connections and Offerings inspired by the jacaranda or 'yacaranda' trees that continue to bloom in front of Meroogal today.

Children and families are invited to slow down and participate in the act of making and connect with nature, using a mixture of thread, shredded cloth and natural materials found on site. Where: Meroogal, Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra

When: Until 17 April, open Saturdays only, 10am-4pm

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free

Bookings: https://slm.is/paula-do-prado

Photo Douglas Riley © Sydney Living Museums.

Healing land, remembering Country at Elizabeth Farm

Sydney Living Museums is delighted to present Healing land, remembering Country, a powerful work by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert, at Elizabeth Farm. View this artwork as part of your visit to Elizabeth Farm and participate in a "memory exchange activity" where you can write messages on paper embedded with local plant seeds that are eventually degraded into the soil to regenerate.

Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill

When: Wednesday to Saturday 10am–4pm, closed Good Friday

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free

Bookings: https://slm.is/healing-land-remembering-country

Healing land, remembering Country by Tony Albert, Elizabeth Farm, 2020. Photo © Joshua Morris for Sydney Living Museums. Artwork courtesy Tony Albert and Sullivan Strumpf, Sydney.
 
Become a member

Continue the fun for the whole family by becoming a Sydney Living Museums member! From $135, our Member One membership provides free entry to explore our properties, museums and exhibitions for free including Enchanted Valley on now at the Museum of Sydney for you, one extra adult and up to four children. You'll also enjoy a 20% discount on all events and other great benefits. Join us today.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
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