Children's Week


Children’s Week is approaching quickly, with a number of events planned across the municipality from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October 2017.


This year theme is "Education has the power to transform lives". You can follow the week of activity using #ChildrensWeekBallarat on Facebook and Instagram. If attending events, remember to use #ChildrensWeekBallarat to get involved in the conversation. Look out for posts on the Parent Place and City of Ballarat Facebook pages on upcoming events and see the schedule below.


Children’s Week is supported by the Child Friendly Ballarat Committee. The Committee works to promote, support and influence positive outcomes for Ballarat as a Child Friendly City.

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Art Gallery All Week 10.00am-11.00am Join a fun session at the Art Gallery with your baby, toddler or preschool child and take part in free and fun art activities Free No Peter Freund Lydiard St
Library All Week   Check out for all the activities      5338 6850  
Baha'l Community of Ballarat Sat 21 11.00am-2.00pm Light of Unity Children's Festival: Face Painting,Jumping Castle,Free Sausage Sizzle,Arts/Crafts Free No Jessica Zadeh 0426 824 380 YMCA Delacombe Community Hub, 16 Nandiriog Dr, Delacombe
Golf City Sat 21 - Sun 22nd & Sat 28 - Sun 29 9.00am - 6.30pm Play 20 Holes of Mini Golf. Driving range availalble $5 adults, free under 14 years No Richard Alsop 0405 135 309 Golf City Ballarat, 31 Learmonth St, Alfredton
Ballarat Neighbourhood House Sat 21 10.00am - 12.00pm Crouch Park Childrens Fest 2017 - A morning of art, music, footy and gardening to celebrate Childrens Week Free No Kate Owen 5329 3237 Crouch Park Playground, Kenworthy Pl, Mount Pleasant
Leigh Catchment Group Sat 21 12.00pm - 5.00pm Discover the treasures of Yarrowee. Hidden stories in an exciting fun Art/Science in a natural environment for all the family. Along the trail you will find art,nature and an environmental themed children's book swap. Bring Binoculars and comfy shoes. Free No Margie Balazac 0409 934 969 Jane Bevelander 0426 873 202 Yuille Cairn Wetland, Vickers St, Sebastopol
Ballarat Toy Library Sat 21 10.00am - 3.00pm Calling all Pirates and Mini Buccaneers to our Biggest Messy Day Ever! Huge new venue! Hidden Prizes/Treasure everywhere! BYO child; leave the cleaning to us! Yes $5 on the day (cash only please) Sally Tuck 0411 320 811 Cheril Kemp 0432 366 113 Sebastopol Primary School, Wareen St, Sebastopol
Gymbaroo Sun 22 10.00am - 2.00pm Parents to bring their children to GymbaROO for no charge to experience what the GymbaROO program is about. We cater for children 6 weeks of age right through to the beginning of school. (School age children won't be permitted to access the equipment) Free No Mathew Knights 0466 932 243 Wilsons Ln, Sebastopol. Vickers street end. Look for flag out the front.
Parent Place Tues 24 10.30am - 11.15am Story Time with dressups Free No 5320 5720 39 Sturt St, Ballarat Central
Library Wed 25 10.00am - 11.00am Visiting author Tony Wilson is an engaging and entertaining storyteller and has written 9 books, 3 for adults and 6 picture books. His latest books are The Selwood Boys (AFL players). Free No  5338 6850 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat North
Pinarc Wed 25 1.00pm - 2.30pm Sensory play session.Come and experience a range of sensory play ideas for infants through to school (prep) age, children of all abilities. Free No Marissa Wines 5329 1352 1828 Sturt St, Alfredton
Ballarat North Neighbourhood House Thurs 26 09.30am – 11.15am Art Fun Folio, work with our in house artist Christine Hickson to create a cool little art portfolio to decorate and personalise, then fill it with mini artworks. Aged 2-6yrs. Free Yes (essential) 5329 1101 6 Crompton St, Soldiers Hill
Friends of Learmonth Thurs 26 10.00am - 11.30am Learmonth Community Garden Dig - in Free No Liz Charles 0413 930 269 Learmonth Communtiy Garden, 212- 218 High St, Learmonth (Cnr Sunraysia Hwy & Queen St)
MADE Thurs 26 10.00am - 12.00pm Pop up Playgroup - playgroup vic playgroup van and storytime Free No 1800 287 113 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat
Centacare Fri 27 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm Dazzling Dan the magic man. An interactive magic show for all ages Free No Centacare Ballarat 5337 8999 Centacare Family Relationship Centre, 3-6 Peel St, Ballarat
Steiner School Mon 23 9.30am Experience a playggroup session. Breadmaking at 9.30am, play,songs and stories Free Yes Ballarat Steiner School 5341 8188 244 Moss Av, Mount Helen
Bridge Mall Kids Party Fri 27 3.30pm - 5.30pm Children’s activities & entertainment: jumping castle, face painting & Earl Leonard performing from 4:30. Free No Kathryn - Bridge Mall 0403 193 940 Bridge Mall Shopping Centre, Little Bridge St
Ballarat Wildlife Park Sat 28 9.00am - 5pm Family Day: *Music and Singing *Do the "Wombat Wobble" *Educational talks by Keepers Free for Children under 5 yrs No 03 5333 5933 250 Fussell St, Ballarat East
YMCA Sat 28 10.00am - 12.00pm YMCA Little Explorers at Siena Catholic PS, Lucas. Discover Lucas Kindergarten's new Little Explorer program, plant a tree or take one home. Enjoy a range of fun nature based activities for the whole family! Free No YMCA Ballarat 5329 2800 150 Eleanor Dr, Lucas
Sovereign Hill Sun 29 10am – 5pm Free entry to Sovereign Hill for Children. Pan for gold, meet the horses, see the Redcoats, journey underground to the gold mine and more! Free for children, adults at normal prices. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No Sovereign Hill 5337 1199 Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

All location have disability and pram access.