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…