Due to popular demand, the Abbey Museum will once again host a Medieval themed event designed especially for kids in the lead up to our critically acclaimed Abbey Medieval Festival.

Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun Week will run from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2019

Make sure you arrive to the museum nice and early, with doors opening at 9:30am, so you are able to take part in all our family friendly activities, aimed to teach kids about life during the Medieval Era in an exciting, interactive way!

You can even pre book and pay for some extra Activities online such as:

  • Paint a Shield  $4.00
  • Make a Poppet  $2.00
  • Paint a Princess Hat  $2.00
  • Archery for 6 yrs+  $3.00

Scheduled Activities:

  • Archery ($3.00 per Session)
  • Archaeological Digs
  • Illuminating Letters – Manuscript Writing
  • Medieval Needlework
  • Costume Competition – come dressed in your best medieval costume for your chance to win a prize! 
  • Page Training

Activities running throughout the day until 3pm will include:

  • Medieval dress ups
  • Medieval paper Craft – make a stained glass window, a castle, a casket or a mask 
  • Brass Rubbings
  • Medieval Games
  • Reading Corner
  • Treasure Hunt Questionairre
  • Assemble the Medieval Stained Glass Puzzle
  • And much more!


In the quest for healthier lunch options we have also added the new ABBEY CAFE which is located in the hall behind the Museum. Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Cakes, Slices and Biscuits, Soft Drinks, Poppers, Icy Poles, Tea & Coffee are all on the menu.

So if you’ve been wanting to come to the Medieval Festival and would like a small taste before the big event, this is definitely for you. Or if you are simply looking for something different and exciting to do these school holidays, bring the kids out for a fun filled day of Medieval activities at the Abbey Museum!

All Child Care Providers and Out of School Hour Care Group Bookings should be directed to the Museum’s Event Coordinator, via email and she will work with you to tailor a program for your particular needs.