December and January at Jubilee Lake
Around The Park
Our Christmas Party is to be held on Sunday December 3rd provided the weather is suitable. With much rain forecast over the next few days, we aren’t quite sure where it will be held at this stage. If the weather is clement there will be a crowd so just follow the noise of excited children and there you will find Santa.
Maintenance will be on going throughout the park all summer. Our older amenities block was refurbished and has had a new water valve installed which should put an end to the invigorating cold shower problem of a morning.
The park will be full from just before Christmas due to many happy campers coming to stay for their annual holidays. We look forward to welcoming back those that return each year and all the new comers and hope the weather is kind to you for the duration of your stay. All the staff will be very busy during this time making sure that your stay is a pleasant one.
Children on holidays will make a bee line to the water. Please make sure that your children are well supervised at all times as the water can be very dangerous. For all those that go swimming in the lake please be aware that fresh water is very tiring and a great deal harder to swim in than the sea. Do not venture too far from the shore. Do not let young people swim out too far. The lake bottom has different depths so the water can feel very warm in one spot but be very cold a little further on. Be prepared.
On New Years Eve a street parade is always held in the main street of Daylesford. Details can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in town.
The Australia Day long weekend is almost booked out with only a few sites left. Get in quick if you wish to stay here during that time. We have the annual Big Bash Cricket match on the oval where all children and adults are welcome to join in the play. We have entertainment and Celebrations.
Whats happening in and around Daylesford in December and January.
Trentham Public art Opening, 2nd Dec from 10:30am, Stoney Creek Reserve, Trentham.
Daylesford Highland Gathering – 2nd Dec from 9am. Street Parade along Vincent St at 9:30am. Events at Victoria Park from 9am. www.daylesfordhighland.com
Christmas Carols – Friday Dec 1st, Newlyn and Dean Community Carols @ Newlyn Community Sporting Centre from 7:15pm.
Trentham Carols in the Park @ Quarry St Reserve from 6.30pm.
Friday Dec 22nd – Carols by Candlelight @ Hepburn Springs Sound Shell from 7pm
Swimming pools Open For The Summer Season – Sat 2nd Dec @ Creswick, Clunes, Daylesford and Trentham. https://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/swimming-pools/
Kingston Show – Sunday Dec 3rd from 10am-5pm, Kingston Showgrounds www.kingstonshow.org.au/
Christmas Town Hall Market Creswick – 15th Dec from 6pm – 8pm & 16th Dec from 9am – 2pm
Christmas Markets Daylesford – 1st, 8th & 15th Dec from 5pm – 8pm, Bourke Square, Daylesford.
CWA Market Daylesford – 16th & 17th Dec from 9am – 3pm, Daylesford Town Hall.
Gold Rush Trail Run – Sunday 16th Dec. http://goldrushrun.net/
Glenlyon New Years Day Mixed Sports Day – Monday 1st January from 10;30am. Glenlyon Recreation Reserve.
Run for the Willow Athletic Carnival – Sunday 7th January, Cricket Willow – Shepards Flat http;//cricketwillow.com./events/run-for-the-willow.html
Lavandula Harvest Festival – Sunday 7th January from 10am – 5pm. Lavender Farm. https://www.lavandula.com.au/lavafest
For The Children
Fairy Park – Situated in Anakie down the Ballan Rd on the way to Geelong about an hours drive away. Primary school aged children just adore this place. It has covered barbecue areas, hot water available and ample car parking spaces. www.fairypark.com.au
Ghost Town – Steiglitz Historic Park. This old gold mining town is situated 10 kilometres from Anakie. Drive down the Ballan Rd to Anakie. At the end of the town there is a right hand turn to Steiglitz. This town is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with hotels, shops, churches and a population of over 1000. At the height of the 1860s goldrush the population was over 1,500 people. Today you can go there for a picnic, a pleasant bushwalk or pan for gold. Visit the old gold mining cemetery and the court house.