Cooped up? Stressed? Well, there's no reason to be these Easter holidays! Ditch that monotonous hustle and bustle, flee that drone of your boss's voice and embark on an escapade with your children to a different time.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), located slap-bang on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade in Ballarat offers a unique and educational experience.
The museum's April school holiday program, M.A.D.E for Fun, offers a variety of activities that will feed your child’s curiosity.
Balloon eggs / Egg games: Create colourful, squeezable balloon eggs, and use them to compete in M.A.D.E’s Easter egg games. The competitions, such as egg and spoon races, egg rolling, and egg tapping are based on traditions from the olden-days.
Discovery Worksheet: M.A.D.E’s challenging Easter-themed discovery worksheet will have kids scratching their heads, as they hunt to find egg markers hidden throughout the exhibition. After finding the eggs and decoding the clues, kids will learn the distinct ways different countries celebrate
Easter around the globe.
‘Easter Origami’: Construct a 3D standing Easter bunny in M.A.D.E’s school holiday craft room. A few quick folds and the kids will have a new paper pet to take home.
Easter Storytime (11am - 2pm daily): Chill out on M.A.D.E's giant cushions and beanbags while listening to the adventures of ‘The Smallest Bilby’ by award-winning author Nette Hilton, adapted for M.A.D.E’s massive digital screen.
Operating daily throughout the school holidays from 10:00am – 5:00pm, the museum's M.A.D.E for Fun school holiday program is free for all visitors upon admission. Family passes to M.A.D.E itself, only $35.
• School holiday activities are for kids aged 4 to 12.
• All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
• All school holiday activities are free upon admission.
Where: 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350