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Family activities in the Macedon Ranges

Children can be entertained to their heart’s content in the Macedon Ranges.

Climbing an eight-metre spider-web frame or riding a breathtaking flying fox are just two thrills to be enjoyed at the Woodend Children’s Park, a sprawling facility on the banks of Five Mile Creek with sheltered areas, barbecues, fenced playground for toddlers and space for children to run.

Gisborne has an adventure playground, plenty of open spaces in the continuous parklands that hug Jacksons Creek, a modern indoor aquatic centre and, in New Gisborne just down the road, miniature steam trains to ride.

Hanging Rock (3) - Macedon Ranges

In Kyneton, children can take on a monster three-lane slide, jumping castle, ball pit, giant mushroom dome and climbing structures at the town’s indoor play centre, or take part in programs and workshops at Bug-A-Lugs.

At Tieve Tara gardens in Mount Macedon, adults can picnic in beautiful surrounds while the kids explore Treasure Island, visit the fairy tree and chat to Squawk the talking bird who dances and sings.

Much of the remarkable natural beauty of the Macedon Ranges is within reach of those with little legs. Hanging Rock Reserve, Sanatorium Lake and the Memorial Cross in the Macedon Regional Park have shorter walks that are perfect for kids, while the Five Mile Creek Walk in Woodend is an easy stroll that winds its way through the village.

Dromkeen Homestead, near Riddells Creek, is a graceful National Trust classified 19th century homestead that houses the Australian Children’s Literature Collection. See the most complete collection of original artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication material from Australian children’s books. Walk through sun-drenched galleries featuring presentations of sketches, models and original books, or take part in workshops run with authors and experts alike.

A free weekly children’s story time with a local storyteller and activities for young children is provided by the Gisborne, Woodend, Kyneton and Romsey public libraries, plus free activities during school holidays.

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Black Hill Reserve

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Campaspe River Walk

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Duneira, Mt Macedon

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Edgar’s Mission

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Gardens of Tieve Tara

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Gisborne Adventure Playground

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Gisborne Aquatic Centre

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Gisborne Golf Club

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Illuminate Yoga Studio

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Jackson’s Creek Walk

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Jumbuck Sheepskin & Leather Australia

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Kyneton Botanic Gardens

The gardens dating back to 1858 are bounded by Clowes,…

Kyneton Food Studio

Here at Kyneton Food Studio located in Piper Street, the…

Kyneton Mineral Springs

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Kyneton Museum

The Museum Collection is housed in a Heritage Victoria listed building…

Lancefield Golf Club

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Lauriston Press Gallery

Lauriston Press Prints & Drawings Gallery is curated by established…

Leadlight By Ettore

The Leadlight By Ettore studio is a 40 year family…

Macedon Ranges Art Trail

The Macedon Ranges Art Trail promotes our local artistic community.…

Macedon Ranges Arts Collective

The Gallery at Mt Macedon is run by a collective…

Macedon Ranges Interiors

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Macedon Ranges Wine Tours

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Macedon Regional Park

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Maiaveda Holistic Health Retreat & Spa

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Malmsbury Botanic Gardens

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Mosaic Words

With 16 years experience, Kathryn has been creating mosaics using a…

Mount Macedon & Macedon Business and Tourism Association

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New Leaves Book Store

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Ramai Skin & Body Care

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Sanatorium Lake

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Springhill Nursery

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Background Photo: Woodend Children's Park, Woodend