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Victoriana: Old Fashioned Day of Play at Beaumont House

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Take the children back to the Victorian era for a day of old fashioned games and play in the beautiful grounds of Beaumont House.

'Victoriana: Old Fashioned Day of Play' is proudly presented by the National Trust of South Australia as part of Heritage Week and will take place this Sunday 17th April 2016, from 10am to 4pm on the grounds of Beaumont House.

Throughout the day, you and your family will be invited to enjoy a range of fun childhood games from years gone by.

Come and challenge a friend to a croquet match or a game of marbles. Or try your hand at quoits, hoop and stick, or knucklebones.

Don't worry if you don't know the rules - the friendly guides will be on hand to teach you!

There will also be many other interactive activities to enjoy on the day, including a petting zoo with baby goats, chickens, lambs, and rabbits, as well as an opportunity for children to roll up their sleeves and try washing clothes the 19th Century way!

Plus there will be on-the-hour music, dance and storytelling performances to keep the whole family entertained.

Food trucks and Devonshire tea on the veranda of Beaumont House will also be available for purchase on the day.

Whilst at the event, you and your family can also explore the beautiful garden and grounds of Beaumont House. Built in 1849, this heritage-listed residence has been the home of a number of well-known South Australians including the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide, Bishop Augustus Short, and later South Australian politician, Sir Samuel Davenport. Many of the trees on the property were planted during their time here, including the historic olive grove. Today the gardens are lovingly cared for by National Trust volunteers.

The 'Victoriana: Old Fashioned Day' is sure to be fun day out for the young and young-at-heart!

Tickets are at the gate and are priced as follows - Adults $5 and Children $2.

For more information, contact the National Trust of South Australia on 8202 9200 or or visit

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When: Sunday 17th April 2016, 11am to 4pm
Where: Beaumont House, 631 Glynburn Road, Beaumont SA 5066
Cost: Adults $5 / Children $2
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