School Holiday Activities
School holidays have arrived, which means exploring your own backyard and spending some quality time with your family and friends.
To help, we have put together a list of activities that are sure to inspire the imagination and get you out and about.
These school holidays take the little ones fishing at Tuki Trout farm in Smeaton. At Tuki catching a fish is guaranteed, you’ll catch a gorgeous trout and if you want they can even cook it up for you to eat. Enjoy country hospitality in one of our regions stunning locations.
For a great day out with the kids, visit the Daylesford Spa Country Railway. Take a trip through stunning countryside and restored stations with the school holiday timetable. On both Wednesday the 3rd and 10th of July 4 trips per day will be departing from Daylesford for a one-hour return journey. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy!
Relax and Submerge
Submerge your body in natural mineral water - heated to 35 degrees, on an underwater couch in The Sanctuary. Yes, please!
These school holidays grab your crew, head to Ballarat and get your game on. Explore the evolution of the arcade – from retro gaming to the new world of immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality – at the City of Ballarat’s inaugural Winteractive Arcade – part of this year’s Ballarat Winter Festival.
If you are looking for a luxurious getaway this winter visit Hepburn Springs and stay at the Escape Villa’s at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. It is a beautiful spot to unwind and you can indulge in a variety of spa treatments at the Bathhouse. Perhaps you would like to include a facial, a massage, water therapy or our most popular experience - a soak in the mineral water.
Maze House is Amazing!
Experience winter in and around Daylesford these school holidays. Why not drop into Maze House. Get lost in the 26-year-old hedge maze. Find all the clues in the maze hunt and win a prize! Test your skills with old-time carnival games. Enjoy favourites in the cafe milk bar. Open weekends and school holidays 10am to 5pm.
Discover Vincent Street
There's no better activity than shopping. Discover the normally hard to source, stylish items in the magnificent retailers in Vincent Street, Daylesford including Harry and Me, eCasa, Manteau Noir and Frances Pilley (our favourites!).
You can also find the styles that fit your personality, from some of the most exciting labels across Australia and around the world at Portal 108, just walking distance from the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.
This Swiss Italian Farm is a sight to behold with its sprawling gardens, old stone buildings, charming cafe and crazy geese roaming the grounds. Once you have experienced the rural European serenity of the farm, beautiful food and extraordinary lavender produce (including lavender ice cream and lavender Champaign) you will want to visit again and again.
Discover Our Winter Warmers
With winter’s wonderland upon us and the hint of sleet and snow in the air, we have put together a list of our most unique winter warmer packages.
Designed to keep you relaxed and rejuvenated through the winter period each package is designed with your wellness in-mind.