Things to do in Ballarat with kids
Ballarat is an amazing town in country Victoria! It almost has a European quality to it. It has some of the country’s best attractions and experiences, and plenty of those are things to do with kids!
Ready to go back to the 1850s Gold Rush era? The Gold Rush played a HUGE part in this towns history, and kids can really immerse themselves in it with attractions like the open air museum of Sovereign Hill, or the very popular Golden Nugget Discovery Tours.
They can hand feed the beautiful kangaroos at Ballarat Wildlife Park, experience a land of knights and princesses at the very medieval Kryal Castle, or for the very BRAVE there are fun tours like the Ghost Tour, which introduces you to the towns other residents!
Don’t think we forgot about nature! Ballarat Botanical Gardens is just one example of the amazing nature just waiting to be played in and explored!
A very family friendly town in a very family friendly country!
Re-live the excitement of Ballarat's Goldrush Days at this historical experience at Sovereign Hill
Ballarat is known as Australia's most haunted city, so take a tour to meet the other residents of this amazing city! Great for over 8s.
A chance for families and kids to have unique experiences with some of the country's most beautiful animals!
A range of tour options to show you history, nature, and adventure in Ballarat and the surrounding areas!
40 hectares of beautiful gardens experience among various habitats. A great day in nature for the family in Ballarat.
Visit Australia's ONLY medieval adventure park and resort! With great shows including jousting, museums, and even a labyrinth!
Offers over 200 native and exotic spcies of birdlife on display suitable for kids of all ages.
A fun theme park popular with families for three generations! Discover the magic at Fairy Park!
Experience the historic Steam Train through the historic towns of Maldon and Castlemaine, and learn about the rich gold mining past!
This campsite offers a range of cabins and en suite powered sites. Facilities for families include jumping pillow, pedal karts, swimming pool, adventure playground and basketball ring.
Laser strike is an army skirmish game similar to paintball but without the pain and bruises! Kids can enjoy combat fun and some friendly competition in Geelong!
A fascinating look at why sheep and wool became the heart of the country over 200 years!
Rollerway Newtown offers public skating sessions for the family, plus an indoor skate park too! Great fun for active kids!
Immense but welcoming climbing environment in a fun adventure centre with caves, bouldering, climbing up to 12ft & outdoor sessions.
Immerse the family in nature from all around the world at this Botanic Garden, with colours, scents, and fun hands-on surroundings for kids!
Excellent facilities for families with young children include two adventure playgrounds, jumping pillow and pedal go karts.
A fun and safe indoor playcentre for kids up to 12 years, with inflatables, tunnels, slides, ball pits, jumping castle & more in Victoria!
Great bouncing fun for kids in Geelong, with trampolines, foam pits, and a host of fun for active kids and families!
Large areas are open plan allowing completely natural interaction between species. Some areas are walk through and there are special exhibits and demonstrations. Safari included in price.
Kidz Digz offers fun indoor play with a huge play frame, toddler area and fun birthday parties, all in Hoppers Crossing!
Truly awesome slides of all kinds from inflatable to racing to drop, multi level climbing maze and gated toddler zone with loads of things just for them.
Age zoned indoor adventure play including a 3 level adventure play frame, Jumping castle, redemption machines, a mini carousel, ride-on machines, and kiddy cars. They also offer a paved and grassed outdoor area, with extensive seating and an entirely....
A fun skate centre where kids as young as 4 years can enjoy public skate sessions, plus lessons, parties & more!
Outdoor karting fun that can take you up to 75km/h, with passenger options for kids as young as 4 years!
Jungle Bungle is fun jungle themed adventure play with multi level adventure maze packed full of slides plus toddler area & more!
Cliffhanger Climbing Gym boasts the tallest indoor rock climbing wall in the Southern Hemisphere! Great fun for active kids
Super fun trampolining for those active kids at Airodrome Trampoline Park, a spring loaded playground where your feet won't touch the ground!
Kidzmania is fun indoor play with nautical themed play structure, toddler area, slides, flying fox, birthday parties & a cafe!
Water fun at Adventure Park with pools, slides, lazy river, and water features, plus non-water based rides too!
Features include mini golf, vast adventure play areas, paddle boats and canoes, sports opportunities and a museum. They also specialise in spectacular scenic flights.
An Imax experience is a special one for children, which offers the usual comforts, concessions and modern programming combined with the now familiar super screen.
Tumbles Playhouse is indoor fun for kids up to 10 years, with a play structure, toddler play, baby area and more!
2 outdoor 18 hole courses to choose from, one all weather sheltered option and another more challenging version, both with playful and intriguing features.
One of Australia's largest timber mazes, plus 18 hole mini golf and mini maze, and children's adventure play.
<p><b>Scienceworks</b> is an amazing way for kids to learn about science - and make it fun!</p><p>Inside, a host of exhibits cover a range of topics, where kids can explore space, build their curiosity, and more!</p>
Take an immersive trip into the night sky with amazing exhibits,stargazing training and within the dome, and lots of space fun in Melbourne!
Explore the hidden underground of a REAL gold mine from the 1900s with Central Deborah Gold Mine in Bendigo!
This campsite offers delux, en suite and standard cabins, plus powered and non powered RV and camp friendly sites. There is an outdoor family pool and outdoor game space.
Over 100 interactive exhibits to intrigue older kids, a fluffier version for under 8s, plus drop slide, planetarium, and more.
Enjoy the sights of Bendigo on fun tours with Bendigo Tramways, including the famous Vintage Talking Tram Tour!
Ice skating fun for kids with themed skating sessions, skating aids, birthday parties & more!
Fun carnival rides for the whole family in Docklands, with great birthday parties too, and seasonal events you won't want to miss! Free entry and pay per play rides
Facilities for families include outdoor swimming pool, spa pool and children's wading pool, adventure playground, jumping pillow and go kart hire, plus volleyball and basketball facilities.
Facilities for families include heated outdoor swimming pool, jumping pillow, adventure playground and 9 hole mini golf, two outdoor playgrounds, pedal kart hire and an indoor toddler and games room.
300 species to visit in this family friendly Melbourne Aoo, with a new interactive adventure playground featuring close up live exhibits of it's own!
Allows the kids all the fidgeting and whispering they want in the privacy of your car while enjoying a choice of family programming on the big outdoor screen.
Indoor and outdoor family fun where you can spend the day enjoying activities like Laser Tag, roller skating, go-karting or paintball!
The glowing 18 hole miniature golf course is in an atmospheric and climate controlled environment, with holes themed around Australia's icons. Suitable for all ages.
Farm fun with hands-on seasonal farm jobs, looking for eggs, milking the cow, and visiting with the animals! Also tractor rides, pony rides, BBQs and themed activities seasonally available!
Indoor rock climbing and experiences from age 8 in Melbourne, with bouldering, tuition and youth programs too!
Explore the ocean at Melbourne Aquarium, with live exhibits and fascinating live presentations and daily animal feeds!
A host of indoor fun at the Crown Casino with laser tag, kingpin bowling, karaoke and arcade games!
Kids over 10 (and adults too!) can experience their first time on flight deck, as well as "flying" their own Boeing airliner!
An athletic program for kids aged 6 to 13 yrs to enable them to become better athletes! Nothing like a great run!
Featuring varying exhibitions, a permanent gallery for kids, an aboriginal centre and an Imax theatre.
A super fun and COOL way for the family to spend time in Melbourne - in a room entirely made of ICE! It's one of the many fun things to do with the family in Melbourne!
A SPLASHING day in Bendigo with slides, toddler pools, free BBQs ...it's waterpark fun set in the Ironbark Forest!
Australia's largest collection of fire fighting memorabilia offers over 20,000 related items and vintage appliances, plus visit the restoration workshops.
This campsite offers ensuite, powered sites and non powered camping sites. Facilities for families include heated outdoor swimming pool and large adventure playground.
Interactive indoor play for kids up to 7 years at Playshed, with a cafe too! Including sensory play, soft play, and parties!
Clowning Around is fun indoor play with a toddler play area & play frame for those older kids!
Kids Space Epping is the largest indoor play space in Melbourne, with toddler areas, jumping castle, and more!
Visit Melbourne's first dedicated bouldering gym at The Lactic Factory! Great for those active kids
Arts fun at Australia's OLDEST working pottery workshop! With a Clay Play area for kids as well as hands-on activities, demonstrations, a museum and cafe too!
Rides and attractions for the whole family, including a beautiful Carousel and Ferris Wheel, and a 100 year old roller coaster!
There are a superb range of facilities for families including heated outdoor pool with toddler pool, Giant Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf, Lawn Bowls and Giant Chess, tennis courts, 2 adventure playgrounds, plus basketball and bocce facilities.
Delve into the fascinating past of Queenscliffe, with rescues, lifeboats and the ocean all ready to be explored! Lighthouse tours too!
Billy Lids Indoor Play Centre offers rides, arcade games, play structure, toddler area & cafe!
Funfields is an exciting theme park with coasters, rides and waterpark fun too! Plenty of kids and family fun to boot
Playdays is just for pre schoolers, with a fun softplay obstacle course and climbing tower plus birthday parties too!
Fun indoor play for those little creatures with an open-plan set up of themed play spaces! Fun for walk in play & birthdays too!
Fun on ice at Olympic Ice Skating Centre with public skating sessions, ice hockey, speed skating and lessons!
Offers laser tag, dodgem cars, tenpin bowling and miniature golf course, plus go karting track allowing passengers in the double seater from 4 years.
Playdays Doncaster East feature a softplay obstacle course and climbing tower, great fun for those pre-schoolers!
Indoor rock climbing, tuition and experiences for kids as young as 4 years, with bouldering, youth programs & more!
Indoor and outdoor themed 18 hole mini golf courses with multiple levels, water hazards and landscaping. Within a formal golf club.
Offers an undercover 18 hole miniature golf course, plus another open outdoor course.
Kids can just be kids at this indoor playland at Noble Park, with play structure, toddler area, birthday parties & more!
Rollerskate or Rollerblade whatever the weather in a family oriented facility offerings classes and sessions for all levels, plus a regular visit from Pirate Pete, the mascot cat!
Six waterfalls and a stream intersect the 2 mini mountains which form the basis of the course, with lush landscaping and themed holes ranging from Mt William and The Pinnacle to the Grand Canyon.
A multi level activity play frame with segregated toddler area and open play zone with vehicles and sports.
Offers a landscaped 18 hole mini golf course alongside it's more formal facilities.
Classic family friendly roller skating, welcoming quad and inline skates, but also scooters!
Roller City Bayswater is classing roller skating fun for the family, with classes, public sessions, roller sports & more!
Indoor rock climbing fun with Bayside Rock Climbing, featuring auto belays for kids, birthday parties, lessons & more!
Get those skates on at this family friendly roller skating and blading venue, with public skate sessions, parties and classes!
Indoor and outdoor courses offering bunkers and water hazards, multi level holes and junior classes.
Driving fun for car lovers, that features a track especially designed for riders younger than 10 years. A great way to spend the day with the family enjoying the thrills of racing in a controlled setting!
A fun indoor play centre suitable for those little rascals up to 7 years, with baby area, ball pit, jumping castle and cafe!
Get ready for the largest indoor play space in Melbourne with Kids Space Hallam! Fun for kids aged 6 months to 12 years!
This campsite offers cabins plus powered and non powered camp sites. Facilities for families include heated outdoor swimming pool and adventure playground.
Take the kids on a fun ride on Australia’s favourite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world!
Huge traditional hedge mazes, Lavender Labrynth and unusual circular Rose Maze plus gnomes to hunt throughout.
One division of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, with beautifully landscaped gardens and native plants, surrounded by remnant bushland
Get the kids off the couch and take them out into nature! Emerald Lake Park offers a range of activities including picnics, walking trails, paddleboats, fishing, model railway, and a live aquatic animal display!
Home to endangered and rehabilitated animals, reptile and bird of prey shows, plus walk through interactive multi media section for kids.
Mazes, mini and frisbee golf, dinosaurs, laser strike, giant checkers and more.
60 acres with 100 species, many free roaming who can be hand fed.
720mt long scale replica of the eponymous Grand Prix track, with Junior, Senior and Tandem Hutless karts, plus Visitor Centre’s History of Motorsport Display, Australia’s largest and fastest GP slot car track, kids' games room and playground.
Spend some time learning about koalas through observation and interactive learning games, plus other wildlife and trails.
Slightly unusual day out with a large number of illusions and physically interactive puzzles as well as a maze and maxi mini golf.
Gumbuya World features fun rides for all ages, plus an amazing collection of native Australian wildlife!
A number of fun and family friendly paddle steamer ride options on the Murray River.
Facilities for families include seasonally heated outdoor poll with toddlers' wading pool, an eco playground and access to riverside walking and bicycling tracks.
A beautiful ranch with a Fun Park - a great place to spend with the family, with lots of fun activities! Mini golf with a big difference, challenging bouldering, a cute animal nursery, adventure play...and heaps more!
is a replicated 1930s era working farm, where one may see the daily farm chores plus enjoy the amusements, miniature train, and Motor Museum.
Lots of physical and imagination play equipment with some wheelchair access equipment, enclosed toddler zone and a miniature train.
This fun adventure playground is spread across five acres within stunning bush land, with play equipment, train rides & more!
Aquamoves offers a splash park and outdoor leisure pool, with fun water features, BBQs, & beach volleyball too!
Facilities for families include outdoor pool, games room and adventure playground. Sporting activities include table tennis, volleyball, pool, tennis, kayaking,fishing, bike riding and bush walking.
is an 1850s experience including a range of authentically stocked and restored buildings, one of Victoria's premier collections of vintage horse drawn vehicles, and a variety of intriguing agricultural and industrial machinery is displayed. Parkland ....
offers a unique miniature golf course alongside it's more formal facilities.
A fun and educational honey tour with tasting session and live hive, suitable for all ages, learning all about the famous Beechworth Honey!
Excellent facilities for families include two heated outdoor pools both with waterslides, indoor recreation room with games equipment and machines, plus playground.
This campsite offers a range of high quality cabins, plus powered sites suitable for RVs. Facilities for families include solar heated swimming pool, games room, tennis courts, jumping pillow and adventure playground.
A fun learning centre featuring a huge multi level adventure play frame with slides, ball pits & more. Also childcare available too!