General Information

Target Audience: Foundation to Year Two students
Duration: 1 Hour ‘A Home for the Workers’ at Blundells Cottage, 3 hours if combined with ‘Brick by Brick’ at the National Capital Exhibition
Availability: Thursday
Group Size: Maximum 30 students plus 3 adult supervisors per booking, 2 bookings per day
Cost: Free of charge

No food or drink is to be brought into the Cottage.

Belongings must be left on the coach (if possible) or lunches left  in a tub provided by the school, which can be stored on the veranda.

Programs at Blundells have indoor and outdoor components. Ensure students are dressed to suit the weather conditions on the day.

Please advise at the time of booking if your group has any special requirements. Blundells Cottage is not accessible by wheelchair.

Booking Confirmation: Please confirm your booking and give final numbers, one week prior to the date of your visit.

Contact Details

Telephone: 02 6272 2902

On the day your visit

Please assist NCA Volunteers by having all students wear nametags.

Divide the students into three groups before they leave school, and allocate one adult per group.


The Cottage has one compost toilet for emergencies only. There are other toilet facilities in Commonwealth Park (near Rond Terrace) as well as at the Boundless Playground. Both are a short walk away.

Description of program

In ‘A home for the Workers,’ students will move between two sections within the Cottage and an outdoor activity (which will be teacher-led). Each will take approximately 15 minutes.

Bus drop off

There is no designated bus parking at the Cottage. Buses should enter Wendouree Drive via Constitution Avenue, and drop students on the left in front of the Cottage carpark. Buses will then need to go to the end of Wendouree Drive near the National Carillon, to turn in the turning circle before returning to collect the children. There are limited carparks available for additional vehicles.

Procedure if also going to NCE

Bookings at Blundells and the National Capital Exhibition can be made for the same day. Generally bookings are made with 1 hour between, to enable groups to stop for a snack/lunch, and also to allow walking time between the two sites (approximately 20 minutes for small children

Adult supervision

For each group of ten students, one adult supervisor (teacher or parent) is required to accompany that group at all times.

Wet weather

There is limited undercover space in the event of wet weather.

The Home for the Workers education program involves an outdoor, teacher/parent led, activity. In wet weather students can gather on the veranda for this component.

In extreme weather, due to the size of the Cottage, it is suggested rescheduling your visit.

Please telephone 6272 2902 if you decide to postpone your visit.

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