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    December 2019

    Sovereign Hill’s Summer Gold Rush

    26 December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 27 January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $26.20 – $148.00

    This summer, Sovereign Hill is busier than it’s been since the goldrush of the 1850’s. With NEW activities every day and the chance to win a $400 gold nugget every week, it feels like the gold rush is happening all over again! Each day of the week, for six weeks, a different adventure awaits. From Make it Mondays, to Find it Fridays, there is something for everyone to enjoy. All of your favourite Sovereign Hill activities will also be on,…

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    January 2020

    Code Camp – for kids aged 7-12

    $120

    All day technology event for children ages 7-12! Hands on learning - Coding using robotics. electronics, and drones. Children will learn to code in a friendly and fun way. This day suits beginner to intermediate abilities. Children bring own lunch, drink bottle and snacks. All other materials provided. Max of 10 children at this event. Taught by a registered and experienced Robotics teacher. Please email for more information. juliefagan@therobotlady.net

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    January 18 @ 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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    Pottery Drop in Day

    January 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Pottery Drop in Day - try the pottery wheel Saturday 18th January 10.30-3.30pm Family Pottery Drop in Day - suitable for all ages... bring the kids, bring your mum, bring your aunty or uncle - all welcome! Ever wanted to try the pottery wheel - here's your chance. $15 includes studio access, tuition, 250gm of clay and bisque kiln firing. Your creation will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after the day. If you are on holidays visiting from interstate…

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    January 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 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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    Ballarat Market

    January 19 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Ballarat Showgrounds, Cnr Creswick Rd & Howitt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $2
    Ballarat Events - Ballarat Market

    The Ballarat Market (formerly the Trash and Trivia Market) opened on the 18th November 1979 and has been conducted at the Ballarat Showgrounds for all that time. The market is a fun day out with stalls laden with second hand wares, hand made crafts, home grown plants and vegetables, sweet treats, food stalls and trestles of toys, trinkets, trash and treasure. Members of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South initiated the project and have since been responsible for its operation…

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    January 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Daylesford Railway Station, 18 Raglan Street
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Sunday Market

    Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.

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    Talbot Farmers Market

    January 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 January 2021

    Heritage Precinct, Scandinavian Crescent & Camp Street
    Talbot, Victoria 3371 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Talbot Farmers Market

    On the third Sunday of every month the tiny town of Talbot comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere of the Talbot Farmers Market. Explore the stall lined streets displaying an impressive range of seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more.  In true country farmers’ market style you will also chickens, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings. An  ATM is available in Talbot, inside the…

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    Summer Sundays – Week 3

    January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Summer Sundays

    One of Ballarat's most popular events, Summer Sundays, will return to the beautiful surrounds of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens over three Sundays in January 2020. This event will liven up the gardens with a range of music from jazz to rock'n'roll to folk music. This FREE event is presented by the City of Ballarat. Music Line-up: - Anna Bilbrough - Tim Rogers - Kee'ahn - Sunnyside Food Line-up: - The Forge Pizzeria - Round The Way - Grill Your Hunger…

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    Children’s School Holiday Pottery Workshop  – Fantasy Creatures

    January 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $39.00

    During the January school holiday pottery workshop children will use the pinching method of construction to create two small bowls which will be joined together. Hand modelled fantasy features will then be applied. They will be decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and may be personalised. These pinch pot critters are a great keepsake for the children, or would be a great gift for grandparents and family members. While this project is a fun activity, designed to stimulate the children,…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Children’s School Holiday Mosaics Workshop – mosaic the first initial of your name

    January 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 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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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    School Holidays Acrylic Pouring Workshop – create a flower painting

    January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    During this School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop participants will create a beautiful canvas painting using the string pull acrylic pouring technique.  Each workshop will explore a different fluid art method which will engage your children's imagination and enthusiasm. 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…

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    Calmer Kids – School Holliday Yoga

    January 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Absolute Yoga and Pilates, 2 Peel St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $22
    Calmer Kids

    Are you looking for something to CALM and RELAX your kids these holidays while they have some fun? Kid's yoga is the answer! ‐---‐-----------‐---------------------- Session includes: * Kids yoga fun *Breathing exercises * Games * Creative Activities * Meditation and Relaxation * Mindful eating exercise with fruit platter Location: Absolute Yoga & Pilates, 2 Peel St South, Ballarat Kids aged: 6yrs-12yrs Cost: $22 Bookings are essential. Please contact me via Eternal Moksha DM Payments to be made to confirm booking.…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Craft Drop in Day – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Day - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Mid Summer Market

    January 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Beaufort Memorial Park,, Cnr Havelock and Livingstone Streets
    Beaufort, Victoria 3373 Australia
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    $1

    Australia Day Long Weekend - Saturday 25th January 8am to 3pm Celebrate everything Vegemite in the heart of Beaufort, free Vegemite treats at the vegemite tasting kitchen. Treats prepared by our market Ambassador Sara Kittelty - from Kittelty's Ballarat.

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    Brown Hill Market

    January 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 28 November 2020

    375 Humffray Street North, 375 Humffray Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    The market features fresh vegetables, including certified-organic, fruit, plants (including natives, edibles & succulents), bread, olive oil, cheese, jams, chutneys & sauces, coffee van, wide range of hot food cooked on the spot, clothing, fudge, gifts, health bars, eggs, honey, a massive range of dry goods (flours, grains, pulses, dried fruit, herbs, herbal teas, nuts & much more), wine, salami, donuts, mushrooms, eco-homewares, Cornish pasties, fresh ground coffee, yummy biscuits, hand-made jewellery, knife sharpening and much more... there really is…

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    January 25 @ 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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