If you’re looking for something different these school holidays, then head to Ballarat for an amazing array of fun activities!
Sovereign Hill has something for everyone! Learn about the animals on the goldfields and meet lambs, chickens and piglets. The Black Beard pantomime is old-fashioned family fun and kids can get crafty with activities from yesteryear and gingerbread decorating.
And don’t forget all the regular activities that make this a wonderful place for young and old, like gold panning, mine tours, bowling and much, much more.
Get along to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) for hands on activities that will get the creative juices flowing!
At M.A.D.E these school holidays, kids can enjoy a self-guided funny-face tour. There are activities to teach youngsters about the exaggerated style of comics and cartoons and opportunities for children to put their artworks on display.
Ballarat Wildlife Park is always a family favourite, and visitors are in for a treat during the school holidays, with discounted animal experiences, including photos! Meet ‘Crunch’ – the 5 metre long croc, pat a friendly snake, snuggle into a fluffy koala, meet a waddling wombat and see the Tasmanian Devils feeding. You may even get to meet Australia’s youngest ranger, four year old Charlie Parker, and share his contagious enthusiasm for reptiles and snakes.
If you’re looking for an experience that is really out of the ordinary, then Kryal Castle is for you! The Kryal Castle Adventure Park and Resort caters to all ages – from children discovering the myths, legends and fairy tales in the Fairies & Goblins Wonderland, to teenagers being entertained and thrilled in the Torture Museum and special effects Dungeon – to parents enjoying the dramatic Castle Arena shows – which includes the ever popular Daily Joust.
And for that perfect dose of cuteness, feed the alpacas at Creswick Woollen Mills, and feel their luxurious fleece. See all the beautiful alpaca products made at the last coloured spinning mill of its kind in Australia.
Then there’s the fun of art gallery and observatory and theatre for kids … it’s all happening in Ballarat in the spring school holidays!