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Out of School Care

Full of magic, myth and adventure a visit to Kryal Castle is full of hands-on activities suitable for all ages and abilities, ensuring your group will leave with memories to last a lifetime. With the option of either a fully guided program run by our highly trained education facilitators, or a self guided visit, allowing your group to explore the castle at their leisure, Kryal Castle is the perfect place for an action packed adventure these school holidays!

Adventure Awaits!

Self-Guided or Guided?

Self-Guided Groups are given the opportunity to explore the castle at their leisure, participate in free activities such as sword training and axe throwing, peruse the shops and watch a wide range of shows and demonstrations throughout the day. If you are looking for a hassle-free day run by our highly trained Education Facilitators, our Guided Program is for you! With a fully customised program of activities created for you based on the needs and age range of the group, including activities not offered to general public, our Guided Program allows you to kick back and relax during your visit while our Friendly Costumed Facilitators take the lead!

Vacation Care Enquiry Form

1Contact Details
2Dates and Numbers
3Modules and Catering
4Special Requirements and Terms and Conditions


Contact Details

Contact Person(Required)
Best contact email for the group to be invoiced
Group Postal Address(Required)
Contact Person whilst at Kryal Castle(Required)


    Parking our buses?
    There is ample parking for buses out the front of the castle in our front car park.
    Our Bus Driver needs to stay and eat too, can you accommodate for that?
    Yes! Just make sure you let us know at the point of booking so we can allocate them a room. We can supply accommodation and meals to your bus driver at the same rate and cost as the rest of your group.
    Where is Kryal Castle?
    121 Forbes Road, Leigh Creek (Ballarat) Victoria 3352 AUSTRALIA Kryal Castle is located just off the Western Hwy, ten minutes from the Ballarat Township (If approaching from Melbourne). We recommend dedicating one hour from Melbourne CBD to arrive at Kryal Castle, and check google maps for exact timing.
    How much does a school visit to Kryal Castle cost?
    Prices vary depending on what you’d like to book, a comprehensive price list can be found above.
    How many people can your accommodation sleep?
    Our Barracks house up to 79 students and 4 teachers. Students are provided with bunk beds in our barracks. Students have access to communal bathrooms. Teachers have Individual rooms in the commander’s quarters with double beds, Smart TV’s, basic tea, and coffee facilities and ensuite bathrooms. If you have a few more, we can sleep a further 48 students and 6 teachers in our castle suites.
    I have a particularly large/ small group.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a smaller or larger group to discuss your options. We are always willing to find a solution!
    Student to Teacher Ratio?
    One Castle Facilitator is provided per 30 students. A minimum of 2 staff must accompany students on all Kryal Castle visits with a 1:20 staff-student ratio required for day visits and a 1:10 staff-student ratio for camps. For more information, please head to
    Is this program Mapped to the Victorian F-10 and Australian Curriculum?
    All our programs have been specifically mapped against The Victorian Curriculum F-10 and Australian Curriculum enabling each to be seamlessly incorporated into your classroom curriculum. A visit to Kryal is perfect inspiration for a wealth of skills development including English, Literature, Math, Science, Civics and Citizenship, and of course History.
    Do you have a café, or food options?
    We do have catering options available upon request such as Morning/Afternoon tea, Lunch & Teacher Coffees. Check out our options and prices on the Price List. Please note if you are not pre ordering catering there is no food available on site and students will need to pack their own food. Lunch orders must be complete no later than 14 days prior to your visit.
    Safety Info/ Risk Assessment/ Certificate of Currency?
    All of our relevant policies and procedures are available to download from our website or email request.
    Do you have a layout for the Bunk-style accommodation?
    For a copy of our accommodation layout, simply email our friendly education team at
    Wet Weather Options?
    Activities are run in and out of doors. Just as medieval life continued despite the rain, heat, or snow, so do we. If weather is truly impossible to work with, our facilitators will adjust locations where possible, and discuss alternatives with you on the day. However, we advise you to come prepared for all eventualities. Bring raincoats if rain is expected, and sunscreen and hats for the heat. We also recommend bringing a water bottle.
    What are the options for Public Transport?
    There is no scheduled public transport to Kryal Castle, however there is a train from Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station. Local buses offer a specialist service between Ballarat Station and the castle, but this is only by prior arrangement: please contact Christians Bus Ballarat: (03) 5335 5005
    We have a student with special needs.
    Please let the Education Manager know of any special requirements - especially if wheelchair access is required, or students are hearing/sight impaired. We can adapt programs to suit most needs. ESL students love Kryal Castle. Given the emphasis on colour, movement and theatre, language barriers are minimal. Please let us know of ESL needs.
    Do you have any shops?
    We can arrange for our Lolly shop to be open and allocate time in your program for free time to explore the castle.
    I have more questions!
    Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Please email our Education Team at if you have any further questions or concerns.
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