School Holiday Kids Tours

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Take a break these school holidays while your children experience the Old Castlemaine Gaol in a tour designed just for kids. Parents can an hours worth of kid free time, and have some lunch at The Gov Cafe, knowing your children are safely locked up in gaol!!

Over the 60 minute tour, the children will play games and complete activities that will teach them about life in the Gold Rush era and how the first Gaol was built.  They will learn about what life was like within the Gaol walls - Did you know that Prisoners had to use a 'bucket' in their cells up until the Gaol closed in 1990? 

They will be entertained by stories from throughout the 150 years that this imposing building has loomed large over the town of Castlemaine.

Designed for 7 - 14 years this tour is written and designed by a Primary School teacher with 38 years experience teaching. All tour guides have their working with children checks. 

Tours run at 12pm for 60 minutes [approx] on the following dates

Wednesdays: 10th, 17th & 24th Jan

Thursdays: 11th, 18th & 25th Jan

Fridays: 12th, 19th & 26th Jan

All tickets are $10 per child and bookings are essential.  A minimum of 3 children must book for tours to run.