Children braved the cold weather and embraced the best of what winter has to offer at the Winter Fun Day.
Hargreaves Mall was converted into a world of winter fun with inflatable slides, laser tag, chess and other activities.
Check out all the action in our gallery.
Looking for fun children’s activities during the school holidays?
Bendigo Art Gallery
Kids have a chance to explore their creativity with activities at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
Children can enjoy the art making tables heaving with craft materials, or even take part in holiday workshops.
Families visiting the gallery can pick up a free activity trail, to explore the gallery’s highlights, and craft their own artistic response at an activity area in the Cohn Family Gallery.
Art tables open July 3-5, 11am to 2pm. Activity trail from July 9, self tours from July 1.
‘Inside Out Drawing’ workshops will give children the chance to see how artists create drawings. Kids will have the chance to take apart electronics and draw their insides. At separate 3D drawing workshops kids can learn to make their drawings come alive.
During ‘Story Lanterns’ kids can light the long winter nights with their own collages, made into lanterns.
Goldfields Library Corporation
From robotics to Ratatouille, there’s something to suit all interests at the Goldfields Library Winter School Holiday program.
Mindstorm sessions give kids a chance to build their own robot at Heathcote, while in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Woodend Minecraft fans can group together to build their own world.
At Movie Matinees kids can enjoy Ratatouille and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Events will take place at libraries around the region from Monday July 2 to Friday July 13.
For more school holiday activities throughout the region click here.