Vacation Care groups

Sydney Living Museums offers tailored vacation care programs at a number of our properties – the Museum of Sydney, Elizabeth Farm, Rouse Hill House & Farm and Vaucluse House.

Each program is created to suit the needs of vacation care groups, with fun activities that will enliven children’s imaginations as they step back in time to discover the fascinating history of Sydney. 

We can also accommodate day care groups. To discuss program options for your group, please contact the Bookings team by email: bookings@slm.com.au or by phone: 02 8239 2211.

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Available programs:

Elizabeth Farm

Convict Kids

Bring your little convict kids for some fun work to do on the Macarthur estate. Mr Macarthur is returning from England and there’s much to do before he arrives. The table needs setting, the clothes need washing, the bed needs to be made, and there are so many other jobs to do! Write with a quill to receive a ticket of leave before relaxing with some games in the garden.

  • Explore this historic home
  • Experience what life was like for convicts in the 1800s
  • Interactive and hands on activities and games
  • Take time to explore our gardens during your visit

Ages: 6-12 years

What’s included? 

  • 90 min program
  • Experienced program deliverers
  • Bag storage
  • Air conditioned

Lunch: Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in our gardens. There are no shops on the site or nearby. Please advise all carers and children to bring their own water and lunch.

Sessions: 10:00-11:30am and 12:30-2:00pm during school holidays

Capacity: Up to 60 children per session

Price: $16 per child (minimum cost $160.) Carers, at a ratio of 1:10, are free (additional adults at $12 concession price.)

Accessibility: Wheelchair access is available at Elizabeth Farm. It is a one-storey building but there are some single steps and uneven surfaces. There is wheelchair access to all areas except the kitchen and cellar.

Please let us know at least one week before your visit if any of your children have special needs, learning difficulties or allergies so that we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Parking: Bus bay for drop off and pick up, on street parking for cars.

Address: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill

Bookings essential: Contact SLM Bookings:

02 8239 2211
E bookings@slm.com.au 

Rouse Hill House & Farm

Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks

Bring your group to this explore-and-build exhibition! Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks is a detailed model of Rouse Hill House with a cut-away section to inside the house, the surrounding historic barn and other outbuildings and farmyard animals. The kids can help us solve the riddles of all of the characters in the model! As well as encouraging curious minds to examine the lavish and quirky interiors, the exhibition inspires kids and visitors to create their own house and farm with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks featured in hands-on construction areas.

  • Dedicated session in the LEGO Bricks exhibition, including a hands-on construction area
  • Bring your own activities to enjoy in your dedicated indoor education space

Ages: 6-12 years

What’s included? 

  • 60 min program, plus optional 60 min of carer-led activities
  • Experienced program deliverers
  • Bag storage
  • Air conditioned

Lunch: Bring lunch to enjoy in our education space, with kitchen facilities available. There are no shops on the site or nearby. Please advise all carers and children to bring their own water and lunch.

Sessions: 10:00am-12:00pm during school holidays

Capacity: Up to 80 children per session

Price: $16 per child (minimum cost $160.) Carers, at a ratio of 1:10, are free (additional adults at $12 concession price.)

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access to the visitor centre and exhibition space only. The education space may not be accessible for visitors with low mobility. For visitors who are unable to directly access this area, we can offer an adjusted program. Visitors with low mobility can use a people mover for transport across the site.

Please let us know at least one week before your visit if any of your children have special needs, learning difficulties or allergies so that we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Parking: Free on-site parking for buses and cars available

Address: 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill (cnr Windsor & Annangrove Roads)

Bookings essential: Contact SLM Bookings:

02 8239 2211
E bookings@slm.com.au

 

Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House Discovery tour

Take a fun tour of historic Vaucluse House, and then play traditional games such as quoits, croquet and hula hoops in the paddock.

Established in 1827, Vaucluse House, with its magnificent gardens, is a magical place of discovery for children. Roam the beautiful Pleasure Garden and imagine fairies hiding among the flowers, say ‘hello’ to our farm animals and run free in the grassy paddock. See how people lived in the 19th century as you explore the rooms of the house.

  • Explore this historic home
  • Discover how people lived in the 19th century
  • Play games that children played
  • Take time to explore our pleasure garden, kitchen garden, waterfall and beach paddock during your visit

Ages: 5–12 years

What’s included? 

  • 60 min tour, plus optional 60 min of carer-led games
  • Experienced program deliverers
  • Bag storage

Lunch: Bring a picnic rug and your lunch and enjoy a picnic in the grassy paddock. There are no shops on the site or nearby. Please advise all carers and children to bring their own water and lunch.

Sessions: 10:00-12:00pm and 1:00-3:00pm during school holidays

Capacity:  Up to 60 children per session

Price: $16 per child (minimum cost $160.) Carers, at a ratio of 1:10, are free (additional adults at $12 concession price.)

Accessibility: The ground floor of Vaucluse House is accessible by people with wheelchairs, with ramps provided over some raised entrances. The upper floors can only be accessed by stairs. For visitors who are unable to directly access these areas, we can offer adjusted tours. Note that due to the uneven ground, much of the gardens can be difficult to access for those with limited mobility.

Please let us know at least one week before your visit if any of your children have special needs, learning difficulties or allergies so that we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Parking: Free street parking for buses and on-site parking for cars available

Address: 69A Wentworth Road, Vaucluse

Bookings essential: Contact SLM Bookings:

02 8239 2211
E bookings@slm.com.au