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    September 2019

    Sovereign Hill Spectacular

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Step right up for some spectacular 'high day and holiday' fun at Sovereign Hill. Join in our traditional (and often downright strange) 1850s fairground games. There'll be silly pantomimes, Mr Smith's camera obscura and a magic lantern show. Impress your friends as you test your juggling skills, walk the death-defying balance beam and tackle the high striker. Strike a pose for a funny photo in a 'tableaux vivant', make your craziest face to win a gurnin' through the braffin' contest…

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    School Holiday Animal Farm at The Mill

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
    Creswick Woollen Mill, Railway Pde
    Creswick, Victoria 3363 Australia
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    $5
    Creswick Animal Farm

    From September 21 – October 6, the Animal Farm will be back! Visit any time between 10am and 4pm, see and pat baby lambs and goats, meet the cute new baby alpaca, Olaf, and enjoy cafe specials. $5 entry provides kids with feed for the animals, stickers, vouchers and access to the hay bale maze.

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    Faraway Storytelling

    September 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

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    Childrens School Holiday Mosaics Workshop

    September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $35.00

    During this two hour Childrens School Holiday Mosaics Workshop your children will learn to create a mosaic picture which they can take home with them on the day. The mosaic will be made using a combination of glass tiles, ceramic tiles, ceramic shards and flat backed beads. No cutting of tiles will be required. Templates will be provided on the day to inspire the children, and they will also be encouraged to develop their own designs. Composition and colours will…

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    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    September 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 8 October 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Every Tuesday between 11-3pm drop in anytime with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler and have a clay play. This is a great way to spend creative time with your child and also to meet other parents, and no bookings are required. The fee is $15 per child. This includes 500gm clay (additional clay is available at $2.00 per kilo), access to studio tools and equipment and…

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    Zumba Kids!

    September 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $10
    Zumba kids

    Zumba® Kids classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. With the hottest Latin and worldwide beats, kids get the chance to bust their favourite moves all while improving memory, creativity, co-ordination, and balance! This class is suitable for primary school-age children. Parents/Guardians are welcome (and encouraged) to join in! Contact Erin Harris on 0419 524 188 or zumbaballarat@hotmail.com for more information. No bookings required, just turn up!

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    School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop

    September 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop Tuesday 24th September 1.30-2.30pm Cost $40.00 each including all materials. During this School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop participants will create a beautiful canvas painting using the acrylic pouring technique. The canvas will be approximately 20x22cm. All paints will be pre-mixed, and the acrylic paint and pouring medium is non-toxic and safe for children. Parents are also welcome to join this workshop. The fee will be the same for adults. The acrylic pouring process involves a…

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    Spring School Holiday Art Workshops

    September 25
    405 Scott St Buninyong, 405 Scott Street
    Buninyong, 3357
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    $15 – $30

    This fantastic workshop series is back by popular demand for the September-October 2019 school holidays! Join Margaret, registered art teacher, in the studio for screen-printing, mono-printing, sculpture, collage, drawing, painting and back-strap weaving!

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    Early Start: Art to Grow Up With

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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    Every second Wednesday during school terms
    Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $5
    Ballarat Events - kids art events

    Early StART is an exciting new program which introduces very young children to the Gallery environment for experiences that are both fun and creative. Join a fun session in the Gallery itself, looking at images and themes in the art around you, creating artworks in response to what you see, and discovering some great tips on engaging with your child through art. After the session, head to Kittelty’s for a coffee and a babyccino, with a 10% discount for Early StARTers.…

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    School Holiday Workshop – Pottery Colourful Aquariums

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $38

    During this School Holiday Pottery Workshop Children will create a gorgeous colourful sea aquarium using the rolled out slab method of construction. Details will be added using various texture methods and hand modelling. They will be decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and may be personalised. The finished aquarium will remain at the studio to dry and for kiln firing. The kiln-fired aquarium is strong and sturdy and can be displayed in a plate holder or as a wall hanging.…

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    Bridge Mall’s Pop-Up Play Space

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    One event on 25 September 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on 26 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 30 September 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on 2 October 2019 at 12:00 pm

    One event on 4 October 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Pop up play space

    Our POP-UP PLAY SPACE will have toys, games and activities at selected times during the spring school holidays! We are pleased to be partnering with: The Athlete's Foot Ballarat: Shoe lace tying lessons Parent Place Ballarat - City of Ballarat: Pop-Up Playgroup Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Ballarat Toy Library Noah's Ark Inc. Stay tuned for more details!

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    School Holiday, Drop in Day, Christmas Card printing

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Print your own Christmas Card using a pre-cut foam printing block. You will have a choice of acrylic colours to create your card. Suitable for all ages - Adults & Kids - Bring the family – No booking required. The fee is $15 per person and includes studio access, guidance, and all materials.

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    Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat – Live on Stage

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    One event on 27 September 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street
    Wendouree, Victoria 3355 Australia
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    $20 – $27.50
    Cat in the hat

    BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE: http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?&presenter=AUBGS&event=CITH THE SMASH HIT SPECTACULAR TOURING SHOW IS COMING! Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's phenomenon. The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain. The Cat…

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    Bridge Mall’s Pop-Up Play Space

    September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    One event on 25 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 26 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 30 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 2 October 2019 at 12:00 pm

    One event on 4 October 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Pop up play space

    Our POP-UP PLAY SPACE will have toys, games and activities at selected times during the spring school holidays! We are pleased to be partnering with: The Athlete's Foot Ballarat: Shoe lace tying lessons Parent Place Ballarat - City of Ballarat: Pop-Up Playgroup Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Ballarat Toy Library Noah's Ark Inc. Stay tuned for more details!

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    A Day with Disney – The Concert

    September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 28 September 2019

    An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until 29 September 2019

    Civic Hall, 300 - 304 Mair Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $20 – $25
    A day with Disney

    Come along to the Ballarat Civic Hall and experience Ballarat’s leading theatre performers as they take you on a musical journey through the wonderful world of Disney. Featuring songs from The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast (to name just a few) this promises to be an event made of pure musical memories!

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    A Day with Disney – The Concert

    September 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until 28 September 2019

    An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until 29 September 2019

    Civic Hall, 300 - 304 Mair Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $20 – $25
    A day with Disney

    Come along to the Ballarat Civic Hall and experience Ballarat’s leading theatre performers as they take you on a musical journey through the wonderful world of Disney. Featuring songs from The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast (to name just a few) this promises to be an event made of pure musical memories!

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    Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat – Live on Stage

    September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    One event on 27 September 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street
    Wendouree, Victoria 3355 Australia
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    $20 – $27.50
    Cat in the hat

    BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE: http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?&presenter=AUBGS&event=CITH THE SMASH HIT SPECTACULAR TOURING SHOW IS COMING! Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's phenomenon. The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain. The Cat…

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    A Day with Disney – The Concert

    September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 28 September 2019

    An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until 29 September 2019

    Civic Hall, 300 - 304 Mair Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $20 – $25
    A day with Disney

    Come along to the Ballarat Civic Hall and experience Ballarat’s leading theatre performers as they take you on a musical journey through the wonderful world of Disney. Featuring songs from The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast (to name just a few) this promises to be an event made of pure musical memories!

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    Beaufort Town Market

    September 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    4th Satuday of every month
    Beaufort Memorial Park,, Cnr Havelock and Livingstone Streets
    Beaufort, Victoria 3373 Australia
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    gold coin

    A new country town market, that will feature artisan produce, speciality foods, wine, fresh produce, arts, crafts, hand made gifts, collectibles, children's activities, old fashioned board games, pop up Devonshire tea room, DIY workshops, entertainment, food trucks, 4th Saturday of every month, 8am to 1pm at the Memorial Garden in the heart of Beaufort.

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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