The school holidays or weekends are always a great time to find fun things to do. Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the surrounding area has many wonderful and unique fun things to do for families.
The list and the map below will assist you and your family to find activities that are suitable for different age groups and interests.
Picnics are always a fun thing to do for families especially when you can go to very unique locations. There are many places to have a picnic including at the lakes, in the bush, near the mineral springs, in the gardens, at Sailors Falls and playgrounds.
For more picnic ideas go to the picnic areas page.
The Wombat Hill Gardens are excellent for kids to play, there is plenty of room, different areas to explore, a lookout tower, picnic tables, a rotunda and a cafe.
Mini Golf is excellent for all ages and always a challenge to win. The mini golf course has an 'Aussie' theme and sure to be fun for all.
Every Sunday get aboard the heritage train for a ride to Musk and return, go through the bush, past farmland and through small towns.
Lake Daylesford is a very picturesque setting for a walk or a relaxing sit down, enjoy watching the local ducks and their friends while you have a picnic or a stroll. You can go fishing or hire a boat and cruise around the lake. There are plenty of fun things to do for everyone. Dogs on leads are permitted.
Playground on the bank of Lake Daylesford with some friendly ducks
Jubilee Lake is set in the bush with nature all around, ideal for a picnic, hire a boat or canoe, there is a playground and large grassed areas, plenty of room for a game of cricket. Walk around the lake, find a mineral spring, say G'day to a resident peacock, go for a swim when it is warm enough. There are many family fun things to do. Dogs on leads are permitted.
Huge skate park and a new playground, so much fun for all ages on school holidays or anytime.
The Mill Market is huge and with anything and everything you could think of for sale, browse as long as you like and find a bargain or that perfect thing you have been looking for.
Every Sunday morning from 8am to mid afternoon at the Railway Station in Raglan Street is the Sunday Market that has fresh produce and all sorts of 'Trash and Treasures'.
Enjoy walking the streets, browsing the shops and finding some lunch and an ice cream or other delights while on school holidays or anytime.
'Sugar and Ice' is a very cool place to have an Ice Cream and a fun thing to do in Daylesford
Horse riding is very popular, there are three options in the area that may interest you - Turner's Horse Farm, Boomerang Holiday Ranch, Hepburn Lagoon Trail Rides.
Bushwalking can be done in many places in the area as there are huge forest reserves like the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve near the 'Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa', at Central Springs Reserve, also near Jubilee Lake and Lake Daylesford there are walking trails.
Great fun for every cricket lover, learn about cricket willow and see cricket bats being made and maybe be even purchase your own. View the museum that has plenty of cricket history, play bocce and face the bowling machine in the cricket net.
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is at Shepherds Flat, it is a beautiful mix of historic bluestone buildings, lavender fields, gardens, orchards, groves, farm animals. There is a cafe or you can have a picnic, play boules, Lavandula products are sold. Several times a year they celebrate harvests and the Swiss-Italian heritage.
The Tangled Maze is between Newlyn and Creswick and guaranteed to be a hit with all ages, the maze is a living garden with hundreds of different plants. There is also mini golf, a 'daisy' maze for very young children, a giant chess game, plants for sale, a cafe and restaurant for lunch or dinner.
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