Tiny Town

Visit Tiny Town!

Get creative and invent your own game of role play – you can be a fire fighter at the local fire station or play shop owner and customer in the tiny milk bar.

Kids can also try their handy skills building tiny tree houses, which they can paint or decorate with wooden steps and, once finished, take home with them as a festival keepsake.

Image Credit: Castle and Cubby

Super Sandpit

Our Super Sandpit is over 40 m long!

Children can play inside this enclosed and safe sandpit, while parents get the chance to take a break and relax on the hay bales.

This super sized play area is run by ECKA over the festival weekend and made possible by Ballarat Sand & Soil and SHAE Enterprises.


Introduce children to the world of gardening.

The BotaniKids will help families plant a mini herb garden into their very own little colourful tin buckets. Children can take this special keepsake from the festival home, for growing in a pot or planting in your garden. Let the kids enjoy the fruits of their labour by adding their own grown herbs to your meals when cooking.

Obstacle Course

Kids aged 5 to 12 will have a ball tackling the obstacle course as they weave in and out, over and through a range of challenges.

This interactive activity will feature several fun obstacles, with on site gym trainers who will help you master them all.

Join into one of the Cross Fit kids classes for even more sport and training activities.


Children have the chance to show their artistic side by helping create wonderful large murals. There are designed images which will create a large picture when finished – or blank canvases for you to paint to your hearts content.

The Ballarat Society of Artists kindly donate their time to run this painting activity.

Stay and admire the Society’s works of art or purchase a piece for your own four walls.

Garden Trail

Discover the items hidden all throughout the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

This year, Pinarc Disability Support helped us create our trail. The participants of the Pinarc arts program got creative with the design for the trail items. Try and find them all. Hint: there might be a nautical theme.

Collect your Garden Trail sheet from the information marquee just outside the Robert Clark Centre.


The team at the Ballarat Foundation want to make Ballarat a reading city, where the love of reading leads to learning and improves chances of success for our children and their futures.
Join us to celebrate all things reading with our library, reading corner and literacy games.