McCrae Homestead – School holiday program

These school holidays kids can learn about life on the land for the McCrae family and the Bunurong people who called the land home for thousands of years.

With the setting of the Indigenous dwelling our Indigenous Educator will teach children about Aboriginal Culture and Traditions of the local Bunurong People:

  • Learn about different plants and animals that were used for food and medicine by the Bunurong people. Children will make their own witchetty grub to take home.
  • Learn about the different symbols that the Aboriginal people used for identification and they will paint a symbol on a wooden disc to take home.

In the 1844 original Homestead children will learn about daily life for children in the nineteenth century:

  • Children will have the opportunity to tour the original homestead that was built by the McCrae family
  • Play some old-fashioned games such as quoits, sack races, egg and spoon races etc



Friday 10 January

Session 1: 10am to 12pm

Session 2: 1pm to 3pm


Friday 17 January

Session: 10am to 12pm



Child (primary aged 5-13): $20

National Trust Member (child – primary aged 5-13): $18



Due to children participating in activities outside children must bring; hats, water bottles, and be wearing sunscreen and weather appropriate clothing.


All our facilitators are qualified educators and have the necessary Working with Children’s Checks. Parents/carers may attend to supervise their child without requiring a ticket.

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11 Beverley Road
McCrae 3938 VIC

For school groups Bookings Office on 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
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