CHILDREN were given plenty of ways to express their creativity at the Bendigo Children’s Peace and Arts Festival on Saturday.
Hundreds of parents and children attended the inaugural free festival over the day, which was organised by Bendigo P.E.A.C.E.
The day involved face painting, beading, plaster painting, musical instruments, dancing and lots of goo.
P.E.A.C.E president Dr Phil West said it was a “spectacular day”.
“It was everything we hoped it would be,” he said.
“The perfect weather helped – but that was nothing we could organise.
"It was a fabulous atmosphere and everyone enjoyed themselves.”
Dr West said the face painting and jumping castle were very popular.
He said the organisation would definitely stage the festival again next year.
“It promoted what we do, plus it was also a chance for children to have a whole lot of fun.”