Primary programs at Rippon Lea House and Gardens

Bookings for this program are available in Term 1 and Term 4 of the 2017 school year. Contact us today and reserve your spot!
We also offer history education programs at Como House in South Yarra all throughout the year.

This program examines the past through family history, children's life, schooling and domestic work. It includes toys, games, sports, period clothes and exploration activities.

Rippon Lea House and Gardens is one of the largest surviving nineteenth century grand suburban estates in Australia and was included on Australia’s premiere heritage listing, the National Heritage list in 2006.

Our primary program aims to engage and enliven HASS studies for primary students in the exciting environment of a nineteenth century mansion and garden.

In four separate sessions over a full day students compare the life of children and families then to their own and examine and play early games. They can also learn about the hardships of working life in the servants quarters and in the 5.7 hectares of heritage parklands solve the animal trail Creature Catcher.

Our students loved the role play tasks; learning to dance in the ballroom and pretending to be servants by washing clothes and serving drinks. They were full of ideas and thoughts about these experiences in the days following the excursion.

Teacher feedback, October 2016

Year LevelsP to Yr 6 (Highly Recommended for Yrs 2-4)
Duration:4 hours + (10am arrival to 2.30pm depart)
30 to 55 students (1:6 Teacher/carer to student ratio)
Location:192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick - 20 minutes from CBD by train
Resources:Teachers kit, images, texts
Cost$10.80 per student. Teachers, carers free
Bookings:Online Booking Form is on the main Education page or email or phone: 9656 9817.

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