Bring the kids to Experiment Farm Cottage over the school holidays for some educational fun in one of Australia's oldest standing buildings.
Visit Experiment Farm Cottage, former home of Surgeon John Harris, and find out about the medicinal plants that helped early colonists when they were ill. Using picture cards, children will learn to identify the correct plants for treating all sorts of ailments and learn how they were used in early nineteenth-century medicine. We recommend allowing 30 minutes for this activity.
Early colonial games, such as quoits and ball and cone, will also be available to play with, as well as costumes to try on. Children love exploring the life of Ruse’s family, learning about self-sufficiency, Harris’ role as a colonial surgeon and the workings of an early colonial household. The cottage garden is a hands-on sensory garden.
- National Trust members: free
- General public: $10, concession $18, family $25
- To book/ enquiries: phone (02) 9635 8149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org