Kids in the Kitchen: Damper and Butter at Elizabeth Farm
Experience the wonder of making your own food from scratch. Make dough for damper, and then learn how to create your own butter using only cream. Quench your thirst by making traditional lemonade with fresh lemons, and join us to explore the Elizabeth Farm kitchen garden. Enjoy the garden and taste the products of your morning’s labour.
Ages 5-12 years.
Please note that this program will run in wet weather, so please bring appropriate clothing. Hat and sunscreen is recommended as part of this program is conducted outdoors.
Elizabeth Farm Tearoom
Situated in the grounds of historic Elizabeth Farm, the Elizabeth Farm Tearoom offers coffee, cakes, devonshire teas, sandwiches and light lunches. Gluten free options available.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm
(last service 3.30pm)
Open daily in NSW school holidays
70 Alice Street, Rosehill
T 02 9635 9488
Explore the garden
Little remains of John and Elizabeth Macarthur’s garden, with subdivisions reducing the total size of their property from over 120 hectares to less than one. But thanks to documentary and archaeological evidence, the remaining garden has been carefully reconstructed to reflect the Macarthurs’ time in the house and the site’s former glory.
Using original sketches, we were able to establish the types of plants that grew during the Macarthurs’ time. Pink China roses, lilies and a river gum tree were planted on the basis of a sketch by the artist Conrad Martens, and a beautiful veggie patch was established in recognition of the larger fruit and vegetable garden that once grew on the estate.
The site is now perfect for a family day out; once you’ve explored the house, you can borrow a picnic blanket and relax in the sun. Bring a picnic from home or there’s also a tearoom that serves snacks and drinks.