Activities in the Accountant’s House – a convict education centre for families and schools

Port Arthur's family activities program, a popular school holiday event in the Accountant's House.(Credit: PAHSMA, 2010)

School Holidays

Are the kids bored?

The Port Arthur Historic Site offers many activities for families to enjoy together. Wander through the old houses and let the kids marvel at the way people used to live, or drop by our Education Centre to see what’s happening.

There is enough to keep both the young and old occupied!

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School Holidays

The School Holiday Activities Program offers a range of hands-on educational activities for young visitors to Port Arthur.

From 12pm to 3pm you can drop in to the Education Centre (The Accountant's House) to engage in interactive displays, play 19th century games, or take part in one of our hands-on activities such as making a convict brick, dressing a peg doll,  designing a convict love token or making a fantascope. Visitors can also relax with a convict themed book or activity sheet in the 'book nook', or challenge their friends and family to a colonial game on the lawn. 

Our next School Holiday Activities Program will be held in September. Check the website at a later date for a timetable of activities. 

Kids enjoy making replica convict bricks at Port ArthurBrickmaking is one of the popular, fun and educational activities available at the Port Arthur Historic Site