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School Holiday Guide

School Holiday Guide

Your School Holiday Guide for across the North East and Border

School Holidays are here, although sometimes they can be school HORROR-days if there's not enough to do!

We've put together a top 5 best things to do across the North East and Border these holidays.

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Nothing keeps the kids more entertained than the zoo!

Mansfield Zoo is one of North East Victoria’s hidden secrets, with a large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland featuring lovely views across the Delatite Valley to Mt Buller. Hand or spade feed many of the animals as you wander, including monkeys! There's Hobbs, the mischievous capuchin monkey, Basil the chocolate camel, who loves to steal spades. Wander with Emily and Miss Greedy, our friendly fallow deer, and Joey the Grey Kangaroo, just some of the animals who will interact with you as you stroll around.

Bring along family, friends and a picnic lunch and BBQ in their undercover facilities. For those who are more adventurous, stay overnight in a swag and fall asleep to the wonderful night sounds of the lions and other animals!

Check out all of the great things at Mansfield Zoo HERE


The Wangaratta Library has the school holidays covered with an entertainment program perfect for kids at a loose end.

On Wednesday at 7pm you can check out a heat the of Australian Poetry Slam Championships.

Thursday July 4 there will be a a magic show that will see children heading home with all manner of tricks up their sleeves.

Plus robot and digital games and all of their usual features for younger children also running throughout the holidays.


One that will definately have the kids asleep in the car on the way home, Brookfield Maze is a traditional hedge maze with extensive tranquil gardens and café, offering fun for the whole family!

Play giant chess and checkers in the garden, follow the brick labyrinth path to the rock centre or simply stroll around the garden, enjoying each season. Then enjoy a beautiful lunch that is prepared with seasonal local produce, with scrumptious house made cakes and desserts.

OR If you’re after a romantic retreat and sorted out a babysitter, Brookfield Maze provides self-catering accommodation set in picturesque valley views too!


Situated on a 70-acre farm you can play with all sorts of animals, play mini-golf, or dine with stunning alpine views in all directions including the beautiful Mount Buffalo national park.

You can feed, touch and learn about deer, emus and ostriches, and their restaurant is open every day with a la carte menu featuring venison, kangaroo & emu meat to try... if you are "game".

This is one the kids and ADULTS will love!


Get the kids crafty and throw away the Xbox for a day with the Wang Repair Cafe!

You can find them at the Wangaratta Farmer’s Market on July 13th throwing a kids fix-it day.

Kids can bring their broken toys or household goods and the team can show the kids how to reinvent broken or unwanted goods into something great again!

They repair anything else you might have so you can reduce waste to landfill, and unleash your inner hand-person!

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