Como House School Holiday Program (Full Day)

19 Sep 2023 ‐

25 Jan 2024

10:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm

$35 per Child (Parent/Guardian Free)
FREE for NTV Members

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 a dedicated program just for the kids! 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.  

Uncover your inner Archaeologist in our simulated archaeological site, and learn how to survey and read the landscape with our experienced National Trust facilitators. 

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.  

Program Schedule


  • Welcome children and carers out Front of House
  • Run through Program for the day & Introduction to Site


  • Programs begin in and around the House, and at  the Archaeology Dig


  • Lunch Break
    BYO to enjoy a picnic or purchase from the Stables Cafe (Kid friendly options available)


  • Afternoon Programs in and around the House, and at the Archaeology Dig


  • Wrap-up & Farewells
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 Lives

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.

Discover Past Landscapes

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.

Stables of Como

Blending an elegant fusion of past and present The Stables of Como affectionately nicknamed ‘The Stables’, is one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.


Enjoy a meal in the cafe or book a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.


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