LINES were stretching more than 50 metres to one of the most popular attractions of the Ballarat Begonia Festival at the weekend – the woodworking shed.
Children stood patiently with their parents, eagerly awaiting the chance to pick up a hammer and bash out a wooden masterpiece to take home. Hammering away while making a toolbox, nine-year-old Lachlan Davis, from East Ballarat, said it was the highlight of his day.
“Everything has been really fun, I liked the petting zoo and riding on the paddle-steamer, but this has been the best,” he said.
“I chose to make the toolbox because I already have a few tools at home.”
At other stations of the “shed” children were busy working on other wooden projects, including bird feeders.
Bannockburn father Dennis O’Brady said the woodworking had also proved popular with his two children.
“I think they just love to get in there and use a hammer and do something with their hands,” Mr O’Brady said.
“Plus it’s pretty special for them to be able to take something away.”
Kids were kept entertained throughout the festival with other activities including a “super sandpit”, acrobatics show and pedal boats on the lake.