Winter School Holidays

Forget dusty old museums where you can look but not touch. This winter, wrap up and get hands-on with our exciting program of school holiday fun.

Create a LEGO® masterpiece at Rouse Hill House & Farm, muck in and get the chores done at Vaucluse House, build a giant sandcastle at the Museum of Sydney or be a bushranger at the Justice & Police Museum. You can also experience convict life at Elizabeth Farm, or get behind the counter of a c1915 corner shop at Susannah Place Museum.

These school holidays, you’re spoilt for choice! So let those imaginations run wild and book now for winter activities for the young (and young at heart)!

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Keep up to date with family friendly events, exhibitions and our latest craft projects.



Rouse Hill House and Farm

Join the Family Fair fun at Rouse Hill House & FarmTuesday 18 July 2017

Step back in time for a weekend of fun, family activities and entertainment at our Family Fair on 29 & 30 July. Rouse Hill House & Farm will come alive with a packed program of roving performances, games, farm demonstrations and tours.

Children in hammocks room.

School holidays

Autumn School Holidays opening hoursTuesday 4 April 2017

Two little boys dress up in an old court room

Justice & Police Museum

Sydney’s underworld comes to life this summerTuesday 29 November 2016

School holiday fun thumb

Children & Family

Summer school holiday funThursday 24 November 2016

Group seated around candlelit table.

Elizabeth Farm

Tour by candlelight at Elizabeth FarmTuesday 13 September 2016

Visiting a history museum for a tour means you may come with certain expectations, but the nightlight tour at Elizabeth Farm was not what we had expected at all.

Boy and girl making craft related to homes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm. Photograph © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Explore our treasury of children’s activities to keep them amused and occupied on rainy days or quiet moments at home. Here you’ll find print-out patterns, quizzes, stories, games and more.

Girl and boy chopping vegetables in the kitchen, Vaucluse House. Photograph © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Foraged from the history books of our houses these recipes are sure to delight the young mind.

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