Bendigo has lots of parks, gardens and activities to keep kids happy.
Entertainment complex the Zone has a playground, minigolf, go-karting and paintball. In summer the Big Bendi Waterslide zaps you into a pool.
The Discovery Science & Technology Centre, in an old railway-goods shed, has a wide range of interesting and educational exhibits, including a planetarium, a science lab and a kaleidoscope.
Confectionery Capers, 8km southeast of town, is an amazing display of whirls, whizzes, word plays and oddball machines: Barbie dolls in a line? A tree in a toilet? You have to go there for it all to make sense…
Bendigo Visitor Centre In the historic former post office, this helpful centre can book tickets for sights and tours, provides accommodation referrals and has a bazillion brochures. Also here is the Post Office Gallery.