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7 Ways To Teach Your Kids Something Without Them Knowing

Here are 7 clever and painless ways to teach your kids about our local history.

1. Captain Cook Festival

Sail down to 1770 for the inaugural Captain Cook Festival, and teach your kids the history of our beautiful country with a mixture of live re-enactments, family-friendly activities and markets.

Open: May 19 – 21

1770 Captain Cook Festival Re-enactment (Credit: What Is Rock Photography)
1770 Captain Cook Festival Re-enactment (Credit: What Is Rock Photography)

2. Childers Festival Historical Bus Tour

Learn the history behind the picturesque streets of Childers and the discovery of the Isis Scrub and subsequent logging industry, the development of the pastoral and agricultural industries, historical buildings and landmarks, memorable events, and prominent citizens who have achieved notoriety through a variety of circumstances.

Open: July 29, 9:00am and 1:00pm

Childers Main Street
Childers Picturesque Main Street (Credit: Home_food_living)

3. Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience

You're probably thinking "why would I want to teach my 10-year-old how to make rum?!" but the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience is so much more. This award winning educational experience teaches the history behind Australia's favourite rum and is an insightful look into how Bundaberg has adapted and changed over the years, especially our sugar industry.

Open: 10:00am – 3:00pm weekdays, on the hour; 10:00am – 2:00pm weekends, on the hour

Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience
Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience

4. Bundaberg Railway Museum

Perfect for Thomas The Tank Engine fans or budding automotive enthusiasts! Located at Bundaberg first railway station this museum offers photo, tools, uniforms, and restored carts you can explore. After taking the kids, why not head 2 minutes down the road for a ride on our steam train around the Botanic Gardens?

Open: Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm;
Steam Train running Sunday's (School holidays availability) every 10 minutes 10:00am – 3:30pm

Bundaberg railway museum in original station
Bundaberg Railway Museum in original station (Credit: Growingupwanderlust)

 5. Hinkler Hall Of Aviation

Bert Hinkler was the first pilot to fly solo from England to Australia and the world's first solo flight across the South Atlantic. This immersive and interactive experience includes a 'Fly Like Bert' flight stimulator, helping kids learn and engage without even knowing!

Open: Everyday 9:00am – 4:00pm

 Hinkler Hall of Aviation Flight Simulator
Hinkler Hall of Aviation Flight Simulator

6. Cania Gorge National Park

225km west of Bundaberg Cania Gorge National Park offers stunning views of the Brigalow Belt natural region. The park is a nature loves heaven with 150 species of plants, 90 different bird species and an array of wildlife, keeping little eyes eagerly looking around.

Open: The park is open all day everyday with best times 7:00am – 3:00pm

Cania Gorge National Park (Credit: Ben Blanche)
Cania Gorge National Park (Credit: Ben Blanche)

 7. Bundy Food Tours

Teach the kids where their food comes from, and who grows it in an immersive and hands-on experience. Hopefully they leave with a new-found love for their vegetables!

Open: Wednesday 12:00pm – 5:30pm, Thursday 8:00am – 12:30pm, Saturday 7:00am – 12:00pm

In the passionfruit vines with Tina from Tinaberries (Credit: Bundyfoodtours)
In the passionfruit vines with Tina from Tinaberries (Credit: Bundyfoodtours)

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