School holidays! No worries

The kids finish school on Friday 6th for the Autumn Holidays and that’s great for the kids, but how do you entertain them.  Here’s just a few ideas we’ve come across of things to do across the region.

Alice in Wonderland at Kryal Castle

The Easter theme will feature the fantastically funny cast of Alice in Wonderland.  Meet Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit as they create chaos around the castle.  A cost applies – http://www.kryalcastle.com.au

                             Maze House Newlyn

Get lost in the maze

Get lost in this astonishing 26 year old hedge maze, then explore the carnival garden and indulge in classics at the cafe’s milk bar.  Plus, these Easter holidays, chilfren win a prize for finding book covers hidden in the maze and a special Easter egg prize if they can find the hidden Bunny. Maze House, 3155 Midland Highway, Newlyn. A cost applies – http://mazehouse.com.au

Monster Easter Egg hunt at Creswick Woollen Mills

Head down to the Creswick Woollen Mills on Good Friday for a day of egg-stravaganza! Kids can meet the Easter Bunny and then enjoy a large-scale Easter egg hunt. The cafe will also be serving Easter treats and hot chocolate. http://www.creswickwool.com

                        Maneki – Ballarat Wildlife Park

Meet Maneki and her friends at the Ballarat Wildlife Park

Visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park and check out the Sumatran tigers, Satu and Maneki.  These magnificent tigers have recently joined the park as part of the Tiger Protection Conservation Unit.  While at the park, you can pat the lazy kangaroos, and meet the many Australian animals together with the meerkats and penguins. A cost applies. http://wildlifepark.com.au

Royal Pop-Up Tram Cafe – Bendigo

Take a seat aboard the Royal Pop-Up Tram Cafe taking pride of place on the Piazza on Charing Cross in the Bendigo CBD. Sip freshly brewed tea and coffee while enjoying views of Alexandra Fountain, proudly opened in 1881 by Prince Albert Victor and Prince George.  The cafe is open from 9am to 1pm Wednesday to Sunday.

                            Princes William and Harry

Tudors to Windsors – Bendigo Art Gallery

It really doesn’t matter if you’re a monarchist or a republican to enjoy this fantastic exhibition highlighting major events in British and world history from the sixteenth century to the present.  The exhibition explores five royal dynasites – the Tudors, the Suarts, the Georgians, the Victorians and the Windsors. To bring these royal figures to life, Bendigo Art Gallery has secured key loans of historic fashion, armour and personal effects which will be featured alongside these magnificent and imposing portraits.  From Tudors to Windsors is part of the outstanding collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.  From March 16 to July 14, 10am to 5pm at Bendigo Art Gallery.