A Day Out in Trentham and Daylesford

Fancy a day out Trentham and Daylesford way? There’s loads to see and do in this beautiful part of the region. Here are our top family fun activities to choose from in your Big Day Out.

  1. Trentham Falls: On the way to Trentham from Melbourne, there is the option to head there via Trentham Falls, just follow the signs (or pop it into your GPS). The walk to the viewing platform isn’t far, down steps and along a dirt pathway but is easy enough for little children as it is not very far. The Falls are impressive, especially in periods after there has been a lot of rain.
  2. Domino Trail: This track in its entirety is quite long, and runs from the Trentham Railway Station, through the forest and ends in Lyonville. We recommend this for older children and adults. You can ride or walk the track but be aware it can get muddy.
  3. Lions Park, Trentham: This park has a gated playground, lots of lush grass area alongside the creek, picnic tables and toilet facilities. It’s a beautiful location to enjoy some lunch or snacks and have a play. (The main street of the town is a short walk if you are looking to buy some food).
  4. Trentham Lions Market: The Trentham Market runs on the third Saturday of each month in the town square with produce and craft stalls, sausage sizzle, a monthly raffle and musical entertainment by locals. It is worth timing it for your day out if you are visiting on the weekend.
  5. Lake Daylesford: This picturesque lake has a pathway all around it, including a larger and smaller circuit, so you can choose how far you bike, walk or scoot. Enjoy the variety of greenery and birdlife as you circle the water.
  6. Lake Daylesford Playground: The Lake also has gated playground beside it is in the perfect spot for the kids to play safely while the adults have a coffee from the nearby cafe and enjoy the view.
  7. Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens: The Botanic Gardens in Daylesford has plenty of pathways to explore through stunning trees and flowering plants. There is seating, gazebos, picnic tables if you want to rest during your adventure. There is also a sweet cafe at its centre which do a mean custard donut and coffee.
  8. Daylesford Sunday Market at the Station: This market runs every Sunday from 8 am and starts to wind down at 1 pm, closing at 3 pm, and has around 131 stalls with everything from food and produce to bric-a-brac, clothing and crafts. It is also dog-friendly for those who want to being along their pooch.
  9. Daylesford Spa Country Railway: Restored vintage train rides run every Sunday from the station where the market is, if you would like to add an activity to your day. The trains run to Musk to Bullarto and booking in advance is recommended. The cost is between $40 and $50 for a family with 2 adults and 3 children. The Railway is also dog friendly too.
  10. The Chocolate Mill: Who doesn’t like chocolate? Just out of Daylesford is this sweet (pun intended) shop which caters for all your hot chocolate, coffee and chocolate needs. Especially in the cooler months, a visit for a some warm drink is such a treat!

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