Parent Place is the perfect place for parents and carers.

Located right next to the Super Sandpit, Parent Place provides a safe, welcoming and child-friendly space with change and feeding facilities.

Run by City of Ballarat Family and Children’s Services staff, Parent Place is also supported by an energetic and passionate team of volunteers.

Plant Crèche

Stock up on plants at the Gardeners Market and we'll take care of them at our Plant Crèche while you continue to explore the Festival! The Plant Crèche is run by the Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens"and is located within the Gardeners Market, south of the conservatory."


ATM facilities are located at the front of the Conservatory - opposite the Festival Information Stand.

Public toilets

For your convenience public toilets are located in the North Gardens and the South Gardens – either end of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Temporary and accessible facilities are also located throughout the gardens for the duration of the Festival.