Family games and activities at Port Arthur this summer

December 22, 2009

The Port Arthur Historic Site will present a range of different games and other activities will be held over summer at the Accountant’s House, daily from 26 December 2009 to 24 January 2010.

These are in addition to our Public Archaeology and History Plays and include activities such as:

  • Colonial Games
  • Making 19th century Children’s Toys
  • Miniature Convict Brick Making
  • Story Blanket

Full details of each day’s program of activities will be available from the Visitor Centre daily.

Activities will be offered during two sessions each day. The morning session will be 11.30 am – 12.30 am and the afternoon session 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm (times may be subject to change).

The Port Arthur Historic Site’s Education Officer will be in attendance Monday to Friday.

Each day will feature a different activity so if you are onsite for more than one day, they will get to experience a new activity!

Talks Program

During this time, Port Arthur Historic Site staff and others will share their expertise and knowledge across a range of topics in informative talks. These will be advertised daily on site.

These activities are included in the cost of Site entry.

For more information, bookings or inquiries, visit or call our Visitor Services team on 1800 659 101.

Croquet once rivaled tennis in popularity as a pastime

Croquet once rivaled tennis in popularity as a pastime