No doubt about it, winter is going to look a little different this year. While the biting cold that blankets Ballarat might be all too familiar, at the time of publishing this issue of Out & About exactly how we'll be spending the season remains unclear.
Many local businesses, such as the Ballarat Mushroom Farm are demonstrating great agility and giving us a reason to venture out and about - despite the weather and within current government restrictions, naturally.
However other winter activities and favourite haunts may not be an option. So instead, we're celebrating the activities you can enjoy at home or in your neighbourhood with your family and loved ones.
From bike riding and book writing, to gardening and playing with Lego, there are plenty of ideas to keep you entertained. There's also a sweet treat to bake and some nearby day tripping ideas that may temp you later in the season.
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Stay safe, stay warm and enjoy your winter.