Free, fun activities on offer at Play in the Garden day

Media release

Families with young children are invited to join the City of Greater Bendigo and local community organisations to celebrate National Playgroup Week at the annual Play in the Garden day at the Garden for the Future, Bendigo Botanic Gardens White Hill from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday March 19, 2024.

Play in the Garden is a free community event, in a wonderful setting featuring children’s activities including music and entertainment, an animal farm and pony rides, bubble play, face painting, circus activities and art and craft activities. 

There will be free fresh fruit and water will be available from the Coliban Water portable water station.  Sausages and veggie burgers will be available to purchase for only $2.

City of Greater Bendigo Community Partnerships Manager Andie West said Play in the Garden is a great day out for local families.

“We are looking forward to seeing lots of local families enjoying the fun and activities so bring a drink bottle and hat and come along to discover what Greater Bendigo playgroups and early year’s services can offer local children and families,” Ms West said.

“National Playgroup Week celebrates the importance of playgroups in the community.

“Playgroups are an important community resource. They provide young children with a fun, stimulating play environment where they can enhance their language, problem-solving and social skills in preparation for preschool and primary school.

“They are also an important social activity for parents and carers because they provide opportunities to meet new people and share their experiences and ideas on raising children.”

Play in the Garden is proudly presented by the City of Greater Bendigo with support from Communities for Children and Kiwanis.

Greater Bendigo