September 19, 2018
Looking for somewhere to take the kids these school holidays? Pack the car and head to Bathurst. Just three hours west of Sydney, Bathurst provides the perfect country getaway to enjoy with kids.
Base yourself at Encore Apartments, where you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading off to explore our great town.
Below, we’ve put together five of the best things to do in Bathurst with children these school holidays.
- Meet a T-Rex
Found in Bathurst’s first public school, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is home to Australia’s only full-sized t-rex dinosaur skeleton. The kids will love wandering throughout the museum exploring over 2,000 rare fossils and minerals, including fossilised dinosaur eggs. More…
2. Abercrombie House Night Tour
Walk the halls and climb the staircases as you explore this incredible mansion’s 52 rooms, 29 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and grand ballroom – all by torchlight. Engaging, friendly and tailored for kids, this is a great night that ends on the terrace with some delicious hot chocolate and cookies. More…
- Adventure Playground
Burn some energy at Bathurst’s Adventure Playground, conveniently located in Victoria Park. This fantastic dinosaur-themed playground includes dual flying foxes, carousel, a raised sandpit (complete with dinosaur fossils) and plenty of slides. Grab a coffee and relax while the kids have a ball.
- Annie’s Ice Cream Parlour
Annie’s Ice Cream Parlour has been making sweet treats and ice cream for locals and tourists for over 25 years. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you enter this old-fashioned establishment with its bright colours, funky décor and jukebox. However, the highlight is the incredible assortment of ice cream flavours. Encore’s tip? The Sofala Gold. It really is unbeatable!
- Drive Mount Panorama
A visit to Bathurst just isn’t complete without a lap of the famous 6.2-kilometre Mount Panorama racing circuit. Drive this world-famous track and take in the spectacular views of the Bathurst plains. Regular road rules apply so it is safe for your little ones. When you have finished, pop next door for a visit to the National Motor Racing Museum. More…
School holidays are almost here so call Encore Apartments and book your room today. Your kids will thank you for it.