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Best place to stay in Ballarat with children

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Warrnambol
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Best place to stay in Ballarat with children

Hi,

We would like to visit Ballarat for 1 or 2 nights during the next school holidays. Children aged 8,6 and 4 are eager to visit Sovereign Hill. Are there any other must do's while we are there.

If anyone can recommend a great place to stay it would be most appreciated. We would be needing a 2/3 bedroom apartment.

Thanks for your advice

East Gippsland
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1. Re: Best place to stay in Ballarat with children

Depends a bit on your budget.

Have a look at these quite close to sovereign Hill -

Welcome Stranger Holiday Park - has lots of activities for children

Sovereign Park Motor Inn - usually has a package deal with entrance to sovereign Hill.

Not so close to town

Grand Mercure Forest Resort Apartments.

Attractions, -

Besides Sovereign Hill there is a very good Native Fauna park close by

The gold museum which may be a bit of a bore for children as maybe the Eureka Stockade.

Kryal Castle - a Fairy fantasy , but not sure if it is still open.

Tram and train Museum.

You may be aware that Ballarat can be very cold in winter so rug up well. The Blood on the Southern Cross night show books out early especially during school holidays. You will need to book asap.

Pick up some brochures at the Warrnambool info centre.

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2. Re: Best place to stay in Ballarat with children

Other "Must do's" - the art gallery has the original Southern Cross flag, which is something special. The botanic gardens are great -a variety of interesting things there & lots of space for active kids.

I did a trip report for the area a couple of years ago that you may find useful:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g255346-i2385-k149…

Warrnambol
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3. Re: Best place to stay in Ballarat with children

Thanks everyone for your replies.

Have booked the Sovereign Hill Motor inn, so we are hoping for some good weather and hopefully the kids will find some gold!!

East Gippsland
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4. Re: Best place to stay in Ballarat with children

Best of luck with the weather and the gold. Might have to settle for the stuff being advertised on the tele at the moment. The kids would possibly enjoy that more.

Warrnambol
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5. Re: Best place to stay in Ballarat with children

Thanks for your message.

Wasn't sure what you meant by the stuff being advertised on the t.v.

Must have missed that.

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