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Winter School Holidays at Bonegilla Migrant Experience

Winter School Holidays at Bonegilla Migrant Experience



Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, July 21

Families, prepare yourselves for school holidays packed with fun, exploration and discovery at Bonegilla Migrant Experience. 

Come on a journey back to a significant time and place in Australia’s history – after the end of World War II.  

Step into the shoes of a migrant and learn what it was like to set foot in Australia for the very first time by taking part in immersive experiences and hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy.  

Children’s Paper Quilling Workshop 

Twist, twirl and coil to make a colourful creation to take home. 

Children, roll into the wonderful world of paper quilling and create a masterpiece using only strips of coloured paper and glue during this special workshop. 

Our friendly host will be on hand to show you how to transform plain paper strips into vivid shapes and patterns. 

A popular activity, art and craft was enjoyed by many children of the former migrant camp at Bonegilla – and we hope you do too! 

  • Session 1: Wednesday, July 3, 10am to 11am 
  • Session 2: Thursday, July 11, 10am to 11am 

Suitable for ages 5 and over, all are welcome to join in.  

Cost: Child $7 | Adults are free to remain with their child during the workshop. 

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Family friendly activities on each day  

Be sure to explore the many other activities and games on offer every day throughout the school holidays. 

Scavenger Hunt - Pick up your map and discovery sheet from the Welcome Centre and follow the trail to find answers of the past.  
Cost: Gold coin donation 
Look and Find - Grab an activity sheet from the Welcome Centre and find historic objects hidden around the site. 
Cost: Free 
Colouring station - Unleash your imagination at our colouring station with a kaleidoscope of colour. 
Cost: Free 
Recreational games - Have fun with family playing traditional recreational games located throughout the site including dominos, chess, table tennis, cards, Jenga and many more!   
Cost: Free 
The Suitcase Trail - Collect an explorer’s pack from the Welcome Centre and find the suitcases to discover even more shared stories of Bonegilla’s past.  
Cost: Free 

Tuck into a tasty treat  

Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the historic grounds or pick up some freshly made scones from our Welcome Centre to enjoy for morning or afternoon tea.  

Sweet (served with jam and cream) or savoury | $5.50 each or $10 for two 

Optional guided tour 

Join our experienced tour guide and learn about the fascinating history of the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre.  

Explore the original camp buildings, hear shared stories and truly walk in the shoes of the 320,000 migrants who made this their first Australian home. 

Guided tours depart from our Welcome Centre at 11am on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays each week.  

Cost: Adult $20 | Concession $17 | Child (16 years and under) $10.50 | Family $50 (two adults and two children) *, includes admission. 

*Prices effective July 1.

Session Information:
Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, July 21, 10am to 4pm daily
(02) 6020 6912
All ages
Adult $7 | Concession $6 | Children 16 years and under free*. Multi-visit passes available. Costs for some optional experiences apply.
Bonegilla Migrant Experience
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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