School Holiday Events & Activities

The National Trust Victoria offers a year-round program of School Holiday activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Curious minds will love the program packed with activities to entertain kids of all ages. Visit our exhibitions, discover immersive experiences and explore our beautiful properties.

Every day of the school holidays can be a day of discovery and fun for the whole family.

Play with Purpose! The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is 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.

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Escape Artists Tour

Old Melbourne Gaol

Daily during School Holidays

Old Melbourne Gaol was the site of many escapes throughout its history – from the cunning and clever, to the sometimes foolhardy and downright dangerous. Walk in the footsteps of these 'Escape Artists' on this new tour.

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PrisonBreak Explorers: Kids' Prison Adventure

Pentridge Prison, Coburg

Twice Daily during School Holidays

Escape with the kids these school holidays on Pentridge Prison Tour’s new family tour, and discover the history of Australia’s most infamous prison.

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Como House School Holiday Program

South Yarra, Melbourne

16, 18, 23 & 25 January 2024

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

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Ghosts? What Ghosts?

Old Melbourne Gaol, CBD

Select Nights of the Week

Join this chilling night time gaol tour — if you dare! This night tour is not recommended for children 12 years and under.

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Shaun the Sheep: Hide & Sheep

Rippon Lea Estate

Open Daily

Your last chance to find Shaun the Sheep hidden within Rippon Lea Estate.

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Pirate Day at Polly Woodside

21 January 2024

Southwharf CBD

Calling all pirates! Come along and experience the pirate life aboard Melbourne's favourite tall ship, Polly Woodside.

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Gulf Station Open Day

Thursday 4 & Saturday 28 January 2024

Yarra Glen

Gulf Station tells an exciting story about the daily life on a pioneer farm. Meet some of the farm animals - like the friendly resident Clydesdale horses.

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Family Month at La Trobe's Cottage

Sundays in January

Botanic Gardens Parklands

During January it's Family Month at La Trobe's Cottage, with activities especially for the children.

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Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies

Rippon Lea Estate

Select Dates

Join the magical fairies as they go on an exciting musical adventure! Presented by the Australian Shakespeare Company.

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