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Children’s Summer Activities 2018

The Tasmanian Wool Centre & Museum have a fun summer program for children every Wednesday throughout January 2018, including outdoor games and hands-on activities.

Outdoor Games

Old fashioned kids gamesTraditional children’s outdoor games will be available on the Tasmanian Wool Centre lawn every Wednesday in January between the hours of 11 am and 1pm (weather permitting).

Challenge your family to a game of quoits, test your croquet skills or show off your skipping prowess.

Suitable for ages 8 – 14 years, with parental supervision.

Hands-on Activities

Children and families can sample aspects of Ross’ history and the lives of its inhabitants through these free hands-on activities, for children and their families.

Places for these activities are limited – to book please call the Tasmanian Wool Centre (03) 6381 5466.

Wool Bale Stenciling

Wednesday 3rd January, 2018, 11am – 1pm

Wool is packed into wool bales in the shearing shed and then labelled so everyone knows what the contents are. Find out what all those symbols and letters mean.

Design your own wool brand, create a stencil, and label your ‘bale’ to take home and keep.

Education and Toys

Wednesday 10th January, 2018, 11am – 1pm

Learn about what school was like in the 1800s. Have a go at writing with a slate and pencil or a quill and ink. Experience how different it was for children at school in the 1800s. Make your own peg doll to take home or construct other paper-craft toys.

The Wool Industry & Textile Crafts

Wednesday 17th January, 2018, 11am – 1pm

The wool industry was and remains an integral part of Ross and the properties that surround the area.

Join in and try carding wool with teasels, using a drop-spindle to spin yarn, weaving with paper, or French knitting.


Wednesday 24th January, 2018, 11am – 1pm

As you walk around Ross you can see how important stone has been to the town. As well as the many stone buildings, skilled convict stonemasons produced the beautiful and intricate carvings on the Ross Bridge.

Using plastic carving tools and an easy-to-carve block, experience the thrill of carving your very own design or try your hand at replicating one of the Ross Bridge carvings. Of course you can take your masterpiece home with you.