Family friendly activities and day trips in Bendigo you can't miss:

 

If you are traveling to Bendigo with your family and kids you will be happily surprised to  know the city was the first Australian locality to be declared a Child Friendly City by both the UNESCO and UNICEF. We can cater to any of your travel needs during your visits, you can contact Bendigo coaches and get answers to your questions.

Let's take a look at some of the best options you have when ensuring your kids are happy and entertained in Bendigo city, and keep in mind that by default there are 100 public playgrounds disseminated throughout the city.  Keep reading and find out about other great day tours and places appropriate for the whole family
 

 

Ironbark Riding CentreIronbark Riding Centre
 

Located just 5 minutes away from central Bendigo, this riding center allows you to ride horses and discover the real Australian bush on horse-back. You'll be able to travel through historic mining areas and the Whipstick National Park, you can choose a shorter half an hour riding lesson or (in case you are feeling slightly more adventurous)  the longer half-day ( about 4 and half ours) and full-day (about 8 hours) programs, you can see the full pricing list below:

 

 

Ride Duration...........................................Cost

Riding Lessons available (per hour)......$45.00

Half Hour...................................................$30.00

1 Hour........................................................$40.00

2 Hour........................................................$70.00

Half Day (approx 4 & half hours)..... .......$90.00

Full Day (approx 8 hours)........................$120.00

 

 

The Ironbark riding center also offers sleeping accommodations in case you would like to extend your stay in order to experience the full range of services of this great venue. In case you'd like to book their modern cabins, you can contact Ironbark riding center directly [LINK http://www.bwc.com.au/ironbark/contact.html ]. In case you have made the decision to stay a little longer to get the full experience, you should know they also organize the following games and mounted activities:

 

•                     Horsecare

•                     Bushland Fun

•                     Trail Rides

•                     Treasure Hunt

•                     Indoor Activities

•                     Bushwalking

•                     BBQ Lunch

 

 

Discovery ScienceDiscovery Science & Technology Centre

 

Who ever said educational activities can't be fun? From events, workshops to actual sleepovers, the discovery science & technology center in Bendigo offers a range of activities for your kids to play while they learn. At the time this post was written they were offering electricity and electronics workshop, so who knows what they will be offering now! You can easily head to Discovery Science & Technology Centre and check their latest news.

You can find the location of the center using the map below:


 

 


Again, Bendigo is one of the most children friendly city in Australia and offers an amazing range of activities for children of all ages. You can also see our travel guide blog to the rest of Bendigo which is filled with ideas and things to do in our lovely city. Enjoy!

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