This week was science week at school, which included an excursion day. The destination was different for all the grades. I got invited to join Luka’s school excursion to Werribee Mansion, which I happily accepted.
Two busses were waiting to transport all the 100 grade-two students, teachers and a couple of parents. Everybody got in, fastened their seatbelts and off we went. It was an hours drive to Werribee on the other side of Port Philipp Bay.
Walking around the extensive gardens was a leap back in time to the Victorian era. It was not hard to imagine how things were during that time. Luka would not mind living there and be able to run around the garden and climb all the trees.
We had a guided tour of the washing room where the kids were allowed to actively participate in the washing. Which was enthusiastically accepted by the kids who now all want to do the washing and ironing back home!
We closed the day off with a tour by the very theatrical butler who guided us through the mansion which was built by the wealthy Chirnside family around 1877.
A very inspiring day at the Werribee Mansion and Park. We will definitely have to get back here for a picknick, as the garden is freely accessible and it is next to the Werribee Zoo where we have not been yet!