Thursday, September 8th, 2011
These school holidays the Education Centre at the Port Arthur Historic Site will be buzzing with engaging activities to keep kids busy, and they enjoy the fun of learning.

The activities will be offered during the Tasmanian September school holidays, Saturday 3rd – Sunday 18th September, and we will also offer them during the Victorian school holidays, from September 25 to October 7.

The activities will take place in and around the Accountant’s House (Education Centre), near the Church. Join us to find out how convicts made the bricks of Port Arthur, or how people entertained themselves by making a Fantascope, a very early form of animation, or create your own Clothes Peg Doll.

Access to the Education Centre is included in the cost of Site Entry – our Family Pass offers great value for money, offering entry for two adults and up to six children under 18 years. We do ask for a gold-coin donation per child, per activity just to cover the cost of materials. A donation box is located within the Education Centre.

No bookings re necessary – just make your way to Port Arthur and there will be signage from the Visitor Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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The Port Arthur Historic Site

The World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, located in the south-east of Tasmania on the Tasman Peninsula around a 90-minute drive from Hobart, is one of the most important cultural heritage sites in Australia and the world. It offers extraordinary experiences and activities related to our convict heritage.
Andrew Ross
P: 03 6251 2300
M: 0419 120 058


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