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School holiday fun for the whole family

Victorian Goldfields Railway is whisking families off to the historic gold mining town of Maldon for a delightful day trip these Winter school holidays!

Every weekend from the 1st to 16th July, you and your family can hop aboard an authentic steam heritage train from Castlemaine and enjoy a fun-filled trip through Central Victoria.

Come along and open the windows, perhaps see a wild kangaroo or two and listen to the whistle! You and your family can travel in individual compartments and be treated to a fantastic range of entertainment including Lazarus the performing ram and roving clowns, plus there will be interactive balloon and singing activities, puzzles and face painting!*

Once you arrive at Maldon, you can stretch your legs at the local park and take on one of the scenic walking trails (make sure to pack your own gourmet picnic basket) or head to one of the town's many family-friendly cafes for a delicious bite to eat with the kids! There is ample time to explore all that the authentic pioneer township has to offer.

It's sure to be a great day out for the whole family these Winter school holidays.

Steam Trains for Kids will run on:

  • Saturday 1st July

  • Sunday 2nd July

  • Saturday 8th July

  • Sunday 9th July

  • Saturday 15th July

  • Sunday 16th July
  • Secure your ticket today at A discounted Family Ticket is priced at $95. Early bookings are strongly advised as this event is expected to sellout.

    Castlemaine is just over an hour's drive from Melbourne on Calder Freeway or you can catch a V/line train from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station.

    *Please note entertainers will be in excursion class only. Trains will run from Wednesdays 5th and 12th July but no entertainment is provided.

    Wheelchair friendly saloon carriages are available on all trains.

    For more information on this great school holiday event in Victoria, please visit

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    When: Saturdays and Sundays of school holidays
    Where: Castlemaine to Maldon Railway
    Cost: Family ticket $95
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