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    Default Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

    Just wanted to get some feedback from other parents about Sovereign Hill and what age you think it would be suitable for kids? I haven't been for over 20 years so can't remember it at all, and I'm not sure if the boys would be too young ( 3 & 5 ).

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    Following great question

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    We went a couple of years ago - I think your little ones are too young. My DS was 3 and was bored... To be honest, I was bored...! My older nieces (8&10) thought it was on but didn't love it. I also thought it was really expensive! If you want to go to Ballarat, there is the ballarat wildlife park which is pretty good!

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    I went with family visiting from overseas earlier this year, we didn't have any children with us, so just 4 adults.
    But we all loved it, thought it was an excellent day out, and even if initially quite expensive to get in, if you make a point of seeing everything & doing as much as you can when there, it's well worth the outlay. We spent the whole day there, and I would go again in a heartbeat.

    As for your kids, the youngest maybe a little young to really get it, so might not enjoy it because of that.
    But when we were there, there were people of all ages there

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    There isn't a lot there for younger children to do, and they really wouldn't get the history and purpose of it all.

    They could pan for some gold in the creek, they will enjoy the lolly shop and possibly the underground mine (but it could also freak them way out since it is just pure black in there and you cannot see a single thing on the way down)

    I would recommend waiting until they're older TBH. The wildlife park is great as mentioned above. There is also a hedge maze on the other side of Creswick, and I'm sure other cool stuff that alludes me right now

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    I am not a fan of the place at all. Quite boring, especially for little kids.

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    Looks like I'll be thinking of something else to do! Thanks guys 😊

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    We were there not long ago and they had a fire station open day. Not sure if it's on all time my kids loved it! I saw older kids too.

    We couldn't afford sov hill but I would love to go

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    Christmas in July is still on until the 12th.
    They have gingerbread decorating and snow machines, Santa and the whole Main Street lights up at about 5pm.
    I took dd10, dd4 and ds3 (last years ages) last July and they had a great time- though no one was too fond of the mines!
    If you get the gold entry it's only a little more expensive and you get 1 free entry to use within 12 months so you can go back for next years!


 

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