Maitland Gaol has a jam packed summer school holidays program including peg doll making and detainee exercise drills.
Service delivery officer Zoe Whiting said two programs were running this year as part of the summer holiday activities – finishing on January 28. “We’ve had a lot of interest with kids here every day that we have a program,” she said.
Children and adults can make their own peg doll with the four new designs replicating some of the uniforms found in the 'Guilty in Green' exhibition.
Making peg dolls is an activity from the past and was popular with children in the 19th century. Detainee Drills give children the opportunity to explore the different exercise routines that prisoners undertook during their sentence.
“This is the exercise routine that prisoners would’ve done, and includes stretches,” Ms Whiting said.
The programs run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and cost is $10 per child.
For more information, visit maitlandgaol.com.au/whats-on.