School Holidays

Flagstaff Hill is the place to be during the School Holidays for young families. 


Spring: Hidden Treasures Saturday, 21 September - Sunday, 6 October 2019
Summer: Sail into Summer  Friday, 27 December 2019 - Friday, 24 January 2020
Autumn Adventures and Easter Monday, 30 March 2020 - Sunday, 12 April 2020
Winter: Little Winter Saturday, 27 June 2020 - Sunday 12 July 2020

SAIL INTO SUMMER School Holiday Program

27 December - 24 January

If you’re ready for a summer of fun, then gather your crew and Sail into Summer at Flagstaff Hill, Warrnambool. Set in Flagstaff Hill’s enchanting Maritime Village, Sail into Summer is a month-long program of fun, activities and events with an historical twist.

Activity Descriptions:

Cooking Up A Storm*: Using a traditional recipe, measure & mix to create yourself a take home bag of yummy treats. Be careful you might find it so yummy it won’t even get home!! (Limit 30. Book at reception. Sessions suitable for primary age – 15y/o children. All children wanting to participate must book a spot) 

Reading, ‘Riting & ‘Rithmatic*:  Be on your best behaviour as the School Ma’am shows you how to behave in the 1870’s Common School. Dress in period costume, role play & use slate boards. Don’t misbehave or the School Ma’am might have to get her cane out & you don’t want that!
(Age: Primary School. Limit: 30. Book at Reception)
Necklace Creations: Come and make something that’s gorgeous and unique that will make you stand out from the crowd when you combine it with your latest outfit or fashionable ensemble! Great for presents too.
Felt Bag Buddies: Sewing is becoming a lost art. One hundred years ago nearly every girl and many boys learnt how to sew, now very few do. We would like to be able to keep the art of sewing alive. In this activity stitch your very own bag and decorate it with fabric patches to make a fun, handy and useful accessory.

Origami for kids:   Origami originated in Japan and is the art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Come and learn how to fold a paper boat that actually sails, an animal snapper or a paper banger.

Glittering Seahorse: The seahorse is one of the many beautiful sea creatures found in our ocean. Come and make your very own sparkling, shimmering seahorse to brighten up your house.
Quilling: Learn the traditional art of quilling using colourful paper strips. Use your decorations to make your next party invites or birthday cards.
Pop Up Puppets: Learn how to make a pop up puppet in this fun session. Make your puppet into any character you want. Once you’ve made one you won’t want to stop!

* Bookings Required

ALL activities require adult supervision and depart from Flagstaff Hill Reception!

Daily Activations:

Enjoy a Guided Tour - Did you know every day at 11:30am you can join a guided heritage tour of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Heritage Precinct? Hear from one of the knowledgeable volunteer guides about how Flagstaff Hill and its impressive artefact collection came to be, and the hidden stories behind treasure like $4million Minton Peacock statue. Tours are suitable for all ages!

Stella Maris Tearooms - During the 'Sail Into Summer' School Holiday Program, our Tearooms are open daily from 11am - 2pm. Be sure to sample our new spring menu full of gourmet toasties, pastries, pies and great coffee!

Mrs Kuck's Confectionary Shop - During the 'Sail Into Summer' School Holiday Program, our Lolly Shop is open daily from 11am - 2pm. Taste a variety of sweet treats and yummy chocolates that will want you begging for more!

Tales of the Shipwreck Coast - Nightly on dusk, tales of the Shipwreck Coast takes you on a journey through the ages. Experience three epic true stories told through light projections onto a nine-metre water wall! From local creation stories of the Gunditjmara people, to our colourful whaling past, then to the most notorious shipwreck on the Great Ocean Road! The wreck of the Loch Ard. Don't just learn about the history, experience it!

Old Fashioned Games on the Green - Before screens and machines, families enjoyed the simple pleasures. We invite you to disconnect to reconnect with some Ol' fashioned fun. Everyday from 10am-3pm try your hand at egg and spoon races, a game of quoits, sack races and more!


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By Day - Museum and Village Admission

Adults $19.00
Concession $15.00
Child $9.00
Family $49.50

By Night - Sound and Light Show Admission

Adults $31.00
Concession $28.00
Child $17.00
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $79.00
Additional Child $12.00

Day and Night Package

30% off your Day Entry when you purchase Night Show.

Adults $44.30
Concession $38.50
Child $23.30
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $113.65
Additional Child $12.00
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village

Don’t just learn about maritime history – experience it 
in our Living Museum and Spectacular Sound and Light Shows

89 Merri Street Warrnambool

Open Daily from 9am to 5pm
last admission 4pm

Ph: (03) 5559 4600