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Pre-school fun in Ballarat

When the big kids are back at school, it's a great time to escape with the littlies for a few days of fun and relaxation and enjoy the sights without the crowds.

There's plenty to do with pre-schoolers in our family friendly park with our indoor heated swimming pools, splash pad, playground, giant jumping pillow and pedal karts. And if you can drag the kids away from the park, we've collated a list of wonderful family attractions and activities for you to explore in and around Ballarat.

Inflatable World Ballarat 502-506 Howitt St Ballarat North (03) 5331 4000

Inflatable World Ballarat is all about having fun, so bring the whole family and bounce on in. It’s not just for the kids. Parents are encouraged to join in and have fun with their children.

  • Sessions are for two hours per single entry fee – you will be tired by then anyway!
  • You can play on the inflatable activities as many times as you like during the session and supervisors are there to make sure everyone is safe and gets a fair go.

To ensure everyone has a great time, there are a few rules so please read before you go or check their website for more info.

  • Food & Drink. Hot chips and snacks are available to purchase or you can bring your own snacks. Water, soft drinks, juices and hot drinks are available to purchase and a water drinking fountain is on site.

Do not bring drinks onto the premises.

No Food or Drink is allowed on the inflatables or in the inflatable areas at any time.

  • What to Wear | No socks – no Play |

Everyone playing on the inflatables must wear socks.  No socks – no Play.

Inflatable World is a high energy maximum activity zone (kids get hot and sweaty), so we suggest you wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please leave your hats, jewellery, tiaras, watches, etc at home.

Opening Hours:

  • Open Daily 10am-3pm School Holidays 
  • Open Weekends 10am-5pm During School Terms

Funbugs Indoor Playhouse 903 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 03 5332 1525  

Funbugs Playhouse is an all-weather, indoor playground for children (up to 12 years old) and parents to enjoy. They even have a great Crawler area for little tots located right next to the cafe where parents can supervise their littlies. Funbugs has entertainment areas suited to kids of all ages – including toddlers.

Funbugs Playhouse encourages active play and entertainment for young children. The playground was designed and manufactured in Australia and all play equipment is carefully selected for fun and child safety.

  • Children can enjoy safe and hygienic playtime and adults can supervise their children and relax in the cafe.
  • Kids can have the best fun ever on the highest quality play equipment, massive slides and in the safe toddler area.
  • Funbugs high-quality facilities and friendly staff offer great fun and value for money family entertainment.

The Play Equipment

  • The massive slides at Funbugs Playhouse are exciting for kids and sure to get their hearts racing.
  • Kids love exploring the high play equipment, crawling through tunnels and netted bridges.
  • There are two Jumping Castles, one set up in the special toddler area for little ones under four years old.
  • Sliding into the Ball Pit is a great hit with the kids. The Ball Pit features a fun ball target, and tubular track the balls follow to a ball washer to clean the balls.

Funbugs Playhouse takes every care to sure the centre is safe and clean for kids to play, however, adults must keep children supervised at all times.

The Cafe

The cafe is open for yummy snacks and drinks. Espresso coffee, cakes, sandwiches, hot food and much more is available from the cafe during Funbugs trading hours.

To ensure the fun and safety of everyone, there are a few rules. Please read before you go or check their website for more info. 

  • Shoes are to be removed before entry to play area.
  • Socks are to be worn at all times.
  • No food or drinks to be brought into Funbugs.
  • Children are to be supervised by a parent or carer at all times.
  • Funbugs is not a child care centre.
  • Only children under the age of four are permitted in the toddler area.
  • No rough play. Children may be asked to leave for rough play at the discretion of Funbugs staff.
  • No food or drink to be taken into the play area.
  • Funbugs management will ensure that all play equipment is safe and clean.
  • Funbugs management will take no responsibility for injuries.
  • Funbugs management and staff thank you for your cooperation.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

XTreme Bounce - Ballarat's only indoor trampoline centre - 48-50 Heinz Road, Delacombe, Ballarat 0468 764 394

Bounce and tumble on the inter-linked trampolines for 'Xtreme FUN'! There's even a program for toddlers! 

Xtreme Toddlers is designed for ages 1 to 5. The 45-minute class involves games and trampoline play designed not only for fun but also the development of basic motor skills. The activities run by the Xtreme Instructors will challenge and develop body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility and strength. Individual and group activities will vary each week keeping the session exciting and creating new opportunities to learn and grow. Come along and have some fun, and make new friends too. After the class toddlers are free to jump until 12 pm. Parents welcome to join in. 


10 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday
10 am – 7 pm Friday – Saturday
10 am – 4 pm Sunday

Water Park Fun - Ballarat boasts three fantastic water play spaces to cool off in with your little ones including great toddler-friendly facilities.

The Eureka Aquatic Centre, Stawell Street, Ballarat 03 5334 4641

Cool fun for all ages including a shaded toddlers' pool and zero depth water park

  • 50m and 25m outdoor pools
  • New outdoor water play facility
  • Shaded toddlers pool
  • Playground
  • Accessible facilities
  • BBQ and picnic facilities
  • Kiosk

Opening Hours

Through to 1 April 2019 

Monday to Friday 6.30 am - 7.30 pm

Weekends & Public Holidays 7.30 am - 7.30 pm

8 - 31 April 2019

Mon to Fri: 6.30 am to 5.30 pm

Weekends and Public Holidays 9 am to 5.30 pm

SEBASTOPOL OUTDOOR WATER PLAY FACILITY - Victory Park, Vickers Street, Sebastopol 


Daily through to 15 April 2019

9 am to 9 pm, every day

Cost: Free

Button operated system operational for 15 minute periods during these hours.

MIDLANDS OUTDOOR WATER PLAY FACILITY- Midlands Reserve, Doveton Street, Ballarat North 


Daily through to 21 April 2019

9 am to 9 pm, every day

Cost: Free

Button operated system operational for 15 minute periods during these hours.


  • Water play for all ages 
  • BBQ
  • Bike rack 
  • Shade and Seating



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