Como House School Holiday Program

4 Apr 2024 ‐

10 Apr 2024

10:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm

Single Session
$25 per child,  $18 for NTAV Members

Both Sessions (Full Day)
$40 per child, $30 for NTAV Members

Includes one carer per family group.

Looking to get outdoors these school holidays? Come and explore the historic Como House with your intrepid youngsters and make precious memories together.

The National Trust is offering two dedicated programs just for the kids, taking a fun and educational ‘deep-dive’ into past lives and landscapes.

Discover Past Landscapes
Morning Session: 10am to 12.30pm 

Uncover your inner Archaeologist in our simulated archaeological site, and learn how to survey and read the landscape with our experienced National Trust facilitators. Come with your hat, water bottle and sunscreen and prepare to get your hands dirty.  

Discover Past Lives
Afternoon Session: 1pm to 3pm 

Go back in time and discover what it would have been like to be a child living at Como House. Enjoy old-fashioned games, tea parties on the lawn and scavenger hunts through the sprawling grounds.  The little guests will also enjoy a specially designed house tour with ballroom dancing 

Programs can be booked individually or for the full day. A single session is $25 per child, or $18 for NTAV Members. Or $40 for both sessions, $30 for NTAV Members. Cost includes one carer per family group.  

These programs are proudly run by The National Trust of Australia (Victoria), the state’s premier heritage and conservation organisation. Become a member today to enjoy FREE or discounted access to year-round events for the whole family, and to help conserve and protect Victoria’s heritage for future generations to enjoy.  

See other programs offered by the NTAV.

Information for School Holiday Providers

We are pleased to offer our new program of School Holiday activities to providers for group bookings.

Click here for our ONLINE BOOKING FORM or get in touch with our bookings team via or phone (03) 9656 9889. 

Our Program

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Discover Past Landscapes

Mornings: 10am to 12.30pm 

People have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years. We know quite a lot about communities in the Deep Past – their technologies, food, resources and culture – and the landscapes in which they lived. But how do we know these things? This unique experience allows children to become immersed in archaeological thinking and provides opportunities for hands on exploration. During the session, children work together with their Dig Team to uncover and analyse artefacts in our simulated archaeological site and learn how to survey and read the landscape.

Discover Past Lives

Afternoon: 1pm to 3pm 

Como House is a beautiful mansion and garden with a remarkable family history. The program explores the story of the wealthy pastoralist Armytage family who lived at Como from the nineteenth and into the twentieth centuries. Our costumed facilitators will introduce children to the complex social world of this time, exploring the different lives of the Armytage family and those who worked for them.

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