ALL aboard for two days of family fun at Ballarat Heritage Weekend this May 25 and 26.
Steam train rides
When: Saturday and Sunday at 9.25am, 10.45am, 12.45pm, 2.05pm and 3.45pm.
Where: Ballarat Train Station, Lydiard St Nth.
Details: Listen to the whistle of the steam engine and the click clack of the wheels on the track while seeing the Ballarat region from a different perspective in a vintage steam locomotive. The iconic Ballarat Y112 will celebrate 130 years of service later this year and what better way to start the celebrations than at Ballarat Heritage Weekend. The Red K Class K190 will also be on hand for this unique 45-minute round journey.
Cost: Adult $25, under 17 $10, under 3 free, family A (2 adults, 2 children) $60, and family B (1 adult, 4 children) $60.
Bookings: Click here.
Magician Adam Mada
When: Sunday at 12.30pm.
Where: Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard St Nth.
Details: As one of Australia’s leading magicians, Adam Mada has almost 20 years of experience creating, teaching and performing original magic and illusions for live theatre, events and the big screen. He is currently the Australian magic and illusions associate for the global smash hit Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
Horse and carriage rides
When: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm.
Where: Leaving from the Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt St.
Details: Let your mind wander back to the days when Ballarat's streets were filled with the sounds of hooves with a Cobb & Co horse and carriage ride. And, new in 2019, see Ballarat’s CBD under the cover of darkness as the rides operate into the evening for a unique experience like never before.
Cost: $8 per person.
When: Saturday at 11am, 2pm and 4pm at Civic Hall, Mair St; and Sunday at 10.30am and 1.30pm at the Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard St Nth.
Details: The Swing Katz are Australia’s premiere vintage dance performance troupe. The troupe comprises of some of the most energetic dancers in the country. They have wowed local and international audiences alike with their spectacular floor shows replicating dance styles from the 1920s through to the 1950s.
Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine Tweed Ride
When: Sunday at 11am.
Where: Beginning at Pipers by the Lake and finishing at Sturt St's Queen Alexandra bandstand (near the Golden City Hotel).
Details: Dress in your best dapper and elegant tweed and ride through Ballarat’s beautiful streets while listening to some of the amazing stories that the city’s unique and iconic architecture holds.
Registrations: Click here.