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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Life in the City Watch House

Old Melbourne Gaol

Daily during School Holidays

Discover what it’s like to ‘have the book thrown at you’ in this interactive experience like no other. With a ‘Charge Sergeant’ as the guide, visitors are ‘arrested’ and encounter what it is like to be locked up in the Old City Watch House.


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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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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Polly Woodside Open Day

Polly Woodside, Southwharf CBD

7 July 2024

Climb aboard and roam the decks of the historic Polly Woodside, one of Australia’s last surviving 19th-century tall ships. Built in Belfast in 1885, the three-masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America.

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Gulf Station Open Day

Yarra Glen

Sunday 30 June; Thursday 4 July 2024

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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