posted on 19 Jun 20 | by Explore Bendigo

Join Us In Bendigo For The Winter School Holidays Break

Shorter days and cooler weather are now setting, and it’s almost that time again…yep, it’s winter school holidays in Victoria.  With restrictions easing and many of Bendigo’s attractions re-opening, we’ve got a great list of attractions, locations and things to see and do in the Bendigo region. We'd love to see you all soon!

Keep up to date with all things Bendigo on our Facebook and Instagram pages and be sure to share your holiday snaps with us at #ExploreBendigo 

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Go Underground At Central Deborah Gold Mine

They're extending their opening hours for the the winter school holidays to 7 days, 9am – 4.30pm. Explore above or below ground at Central Deborah Gold Mine.

Are you a local? Bonus offer now available to all Bendigo residents as part of their Love Your Local campaign.  For a limited time only, their Mine Experience Tour is available for $15 per person or $60 per family. They’re only taking small group bookings underground, so book in quick to avoid disappointment! 

To make a reservation phone 5443 8322 or book online here and use the discount code BGOLOCAL.

To find out more, click here.
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Escape The Cold & Breakout!

Looking for something different to do these school holidays?  Maybe something a little more challenging that you can do together as a family? Look no further than Bendigo’s first Breakout Rooms.  With various different Escape Rooms to choose from, test your skills and your mind and try and escape within 60 minutes!

Suitable for children from 10 years and older. Bookings preferred. Call 5441 2009 for more info. 

Will you escape?

Book your breakout today!
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Discover Our Chinese Heritage & Culture

Have you ever explored Bendigo’s Chinese precinct, Dai Gum San? It's a beautiful hidden treasure in the heart of the city.  Explore the Golden Dragon Museum, Yi Yuan Gardens and Guan Yin Temple, open Tuesday to Sunday.  Discover Bendigo’s beautiful connection with the Chinese community, take insta-worthy pics in the gardens and take away a piece of history with you.

Learn more about Bendigo's Chinese history here.
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Embrace The Winter Chill

There are many of us that love getting outdoors…rain, hail or shine.  

So why not explore and play in one or all of our outdoor spaces throughout the region.  Some of our favourite places to explore include Crusoe Reservoir, Pink Cliffs and Rosalind Park.  

If you have little ones that love a good playground, you can’t go past the Eaglehawk Regional Play Space at Lake Neangar or Strathdale’s Park Play Space in Crook Street.  Both include all-abilities play spaces and coffee vans on the weekends to keep you well caffeinated.

Discover more fantastic outdoor spaces here.
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Learning Disguised As Fun!

Bendigo Science and Discovery Centre are getting hyped up for their re-opening from June 27th - July 10th.  They’re ramping up their science shows and running a special workshop activity that lets all young pilots in training create their very own flying machines.  

Plus they’ll be unveiling the they’re all new Athletes’ Arena that swooped in during their closure in the new exhibition spaces.

Check out their all new winter school holiday program here.
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Let's Get Hand On

Get hands on at Bendigo Pottery and paint a plate, mug or bowl.  Workshops will be running every weekday during school holidays at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm.  Plus, your piece will be fired so you can use it everyday.  What a great way to remember your time in Bendigo! Suitable for kids and adults alike.  

Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Call the team on 5448 4404. 

Find out more about their winter school holiday workshops here.
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Explore Bendigo's Arts & Culture

Enjoy a little arts and culture in our beautiful city.  For something indoors venture up the hill to Bendigo Art Gallery, now open 7 days a week. Download their activity trail for families from reception and explore key works from the Gallery’s own collection, plus current exhibitions Ross Taylor: Field Notes and Bessie Davidson & Sally Smart – Two Artists and the Parisian Avant-Garde.  

Or if you want to explore outdoors, take a self-guided tour of the city’s amazing and ever-growing Bendigo Artist Walk.

Find out more about Bendigo's arts and cultural scene here.
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Hours Of Fun At The Zone

Looking for hours of endless fun for kids of all ages?  The Zone Fun Park is now open for school holidays - yay!  With plenty of activities to choose from you cannot go wrong.  Choose from go-karts, laser tag, mini golf, a skate session or the combat zone. Booking are essential so jump on their website and secure your spot now.

Make a booking here to secure a fun day out at The Zone.
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Stay The Night & Explore More

There are plenty of great options in the Bendigo region when it comes to family-friendly accommodation.  Take BIG4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park, they love having all the family including your furry friend for the holidays, plus they're offering some awesome deals where you can Come & Stay! Stay 3 Pay 2 + Kids Stay Free! They have a new addition to the park these school holidays, a new pump track, plus a jumping pillow, peddle go-karts, mini golf, table tennis, pool table, solar heated pool, playground and more. You can't go wrong! 

Check out more family friendly accommodation here.