Education and Public Programs Officer for the Grafton Regional Gallery, Rose Marin, will lead fun, daytime children’s ghost tours at the gallery.
Education and Public Programs Officer for the Grafton Regional Gallery, Rose Marin, will lead fun, daytime children’s ghost tours at the gallery. ADAM HOURIGAN

Spooky holiday for kids

PRIMARY school-age children keen for a spot of ghost-hunting will get their chance these April school holidays with the Grafton Regional Gallery hosting fun, daytime ghost tours for the youngsters.

Rose Marin, education and public programs officer for the gallery, said the idea for the tours was inspired by the recent paranormal investigation held in Prentice House, the gallery's historic, heritage-listed home.

“We've had such a good response to having the investigation here and we always like to do interesting things to engage children so I thought we'd do a bit of a spooky kids' tour,” Ms Marin said.

“We didn't want to go down that path of doing one of those daggy, orchestrated ones for adults – this is something where we can have fun.”

Ms Marin said the tours, while having a ghostly theme were firmly focused on fun and ‘a bit of silliness'.

“The kids can expect to see some hidden nooks and crannies and they will learn a bit about Prentice House, which has a very long and interesting history,” she said.

Ms Marin wouldn't give away too many details about the tours but promised they'd be full of surprises.

She did let slip, however, that every child on the tour would receive a free ice-cream at the end courtesy of local business I Scream.

The tours, from 11am on Saturday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 13, are open to children aged six to 10 – numbers are limited so bookings are essential.

The tours are free with gallery entry by donation.

To make a booking, or for more information, call 66423177.



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