Flagstaff Hill Autumn Adventures School Holiday Program

FSH

Spend your school holidays in an enchanting maritime village that is alive with kids activities, farm animals, yummy food, fresh air and ocean views PLUS follow the Bunny Trail through the village and claim your share of over 10,000 Chocolate Easter Eggs!

 

Friday 7 April                                                                                    

Easter Egg Search Activity

10am – 5pm

 

Saturday 8 April

Easter Egg Search Activity

10am – 5pm

 

Warrnambool Garrison Artillery Firing

1:30pm

Flagstaff Lawn

 

Sunday 9 April

Easter Egg Search Activity

10am – 5pm

 

Monday 10 April                                                                                              

Garrison Dress-Ups

10.30 – 11.15am

Garrison Area

 

Tuesday 11 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Magi Clay Disc Designs

11am – 2pm

Chart Room

 

*Reading, “Riting & “Rithmatic

10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Common School

 

Wednesday 12 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

*Cooking Up A Storm

10.30am

Tea Rooms

 

Suffolk Puffs

11am - 2pm

 Dressmakers

 

Thursday 13 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Hot Off the Press

11am – 2pm

Chart Room & Examiner

 

Dr Harrison’s Sick at Sea

1pm & 2.30pm

Wharf Theatre

 

Friday 14 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Flower Pounding Bookmarks

11am – 2pm

Chart Room

 

*Reading, “Riting & “Rithmatic

10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Common School

 

Saturday 15 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Flying Critter Pegs

11am – 2pm

Chart Room

 

*Reading, “Riting & “Rithmatic

10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Common School

 

Sunday 16 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

*Cooking Up A Storm

10.30am

Tea Rooms

 

Dr Harrison’s Sick At Sea

1pm & 2.30pm

Wharf Theatre

 

Monday 17 April                                                                                              

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Magi Clay Disc Designs

11am – 2pm

Chart Room

 

Garrison Dress-Ups

10.30 – 11.15am

Garrison Area

 

Tuesday 18 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Flower Pounding Bookmarks

11am – 2pm

Chart Room

 

*Reading, “Riting & “Rithmatic

10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Common School

 

Wednesday 19 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

*Cooking Up A Storm

10.30am

Tea Rooms

 

Suffolk Puffs

11am - 2pm

Dressmakers

 

Thursday 20 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Hot Off the Press

11am – 2pm

Chart Room & Examiner

 

Sick at Sea

1pm & 2.30pm

Wharf Theatre

 

Friday 21 April

Warrnambool Woodworkers

10am-3pm

Sailmakers Loft

 

Flying Critter Pegs

11am – 2pm

Chart Room

 

*Reading, “Riting & “Rithmatic

10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Common School

 

Sunday 23 April

Dr. Harrisons Sick At Sea

1pm & 2.30pm

Wharf Theatre

 

* Bookings Essential – Contact Flagstaff Hill Reception.

 

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTIONS

Some activities require bookings. Please check to avoid disappointment

 

Warrnambool Garrison Artillery Firing

Put the BANG in you Easter weekend with this spectacular display of artillery firings by the Warrnambool Garrison. The Martini Henry Rifles, 80 Pound Cannon, Disappearing Gun and Matilda Field Gun will all be fired, telling an historical chronological story of the Warrnambool Militia.

 

Garrison Dress Ups

Dress up in military costume to become a Warrnambool Garrison Artillery Soldier. Button up your coat, tip your pill box hat, select your rifle* and hear all about the origins of the Flagstaff Hill Garrison precinct from Bombardier Leigh. Enjoy a demonstration of the correct way to hold and move your rifle from the Order to the Shoulder, then the Slope positions and pose for photos.

(Own camera/phone required)

*wooden replica

 

Cooking Up a Storm

Using a traditional recipe, measure, mix and create your very own delicious treats, so irresistible they won’t last long! (Suitable for 5 – 15 year olds. Limited numbers. Book at Reception)

Stella Maris Tea Rooms

 

Reading, ‘Riting & ‘Rithmatic

Be on your best behaviour as the School Master and his assistant show you how to behave and learn in the 1860’s Common School. Don’t misbehave or the School Master might have to use his cane & you don’t want that! (Suitable for primary age children. Limited numbers. Book at Reception)

 

Dr Harrisons Sick at Sea

Be prepared to be shocked, surprised and have lots of fun as Flagstaff Hill's very own Apothecary Dr John Harrison takes you on an informative and entertaining journey of sickness at sea.

You will hear all about why a poor diet, lack of hygiene and exposure to disease made passengers so unwell during their journey to Australia by ship.

What he has to tell you will make you wonder how any of the passengers managed to make it through their journey alive!

 

CRAFT

Hot Off the Press

Design and create a foam printing plate, then take it to the Examiners, where our printer will ink it up and use it to create an original print for you using the historical Albion Press.

As he rolls the ink, positions the plates and pulls the big leaver he will tell you all about the traditional role of the Examiners and what the various printing presses were originally used for.

 

Flower Pounding Bookmarks

Transfer the natural pigment of flowers and plants onto paper by hammering the two things together. Remove the foliage to reveal a unique colourful image on your bookmark. This would make a very special gift for Mum on Mother’s Day!

 

Flying Critter Pegs

Use a wooden clothes peg and coloured papers and decorations to create a beautiful butterfly, bat or something from your imagination. Open and close the peg to see your creations wings flap and fly. Then peg them in a special place to decorate your room.

 

Magi Clay Disc Designs

Using Magi Clay and your imagination design a unique badge, pendant or keyring to wear or hang from your school bag. With a wide variety of colours to choose from there’s no limit to what you can create..

 

Suffolk Puffs with Dressmaker Pat

Dressmakers in the 1800’s would never let any materials go to waste and they always found a way to repurpose the scraps of their dressmaking fabrics to make something else. Using simple sewing skills and circles of fabric, Pat will teach you how to make Suffolk Puffs and show you some ways in which they were sewn together to create a decorative mat or doll.

 

Warrnambool Woodworkers – Sail makers Loft

Choose from a wide selection of pre-made, fun and easy woodwork kits for kids to build. With a friendly team of helpers on hand, D.I.Y has never been this much fun.

 

EASTER ACTIVATIONS

From Good Friday to Easter Sunday, follow the Bunny Trail through the village and claim your share of over 10,000 Chocolate Easter Eggs!

 

DAILY ACTIVATIONS

Guided Heritage Tour

Every day at 11:30am you can join a guided heritage tour of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Heritage Precinct. Hear all about the history of Flagstaff Hill and the impressive artefact collection, and discover the stories behind treasures like the $4 million Minton Peacock statue. Tours are suitable for all ages.

 

Stella Maris Tearooms

During the school holidays the Tearooms are open daily 10:30am – 3pm. Indulge in a Devonshire tea or enjoy a light lunch whilst taking in the views. Order your special Easter picnic pack in advance to avoid waiting.

 

Mrs Kuck’s Confectionary Shop

With jars of old favourites lining the walls discover a treasure trove of nostalgic sweet treats to delight everyone.

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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, Merri Street, Warrnambool
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