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Woodside National Historic Site


Create a craft

In Victorian Canada, boys and girls learned to make many useful things with materials found in their local environment. These creations could be given as gifts or displayed in the family home. Here are instructions for some crafts that Bella, Willie, Jennie and Max King enjoyed.

Leisure and Games

Children on stilts at Woodside
Children on stilts at Woodside
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During your visit to Woodside, amuse yourself with some of the same leisure activities as the Kings! In 1891, residents of Berlin (Kitchener) enjoyed having a picnic lunch and challenged each other with games of skill. You can learn to walk in stilts or play croquet! Later, discover the wildlife and flowers hidden among the 4.65 hectares of woodland surrounding the historic house.