Things are about to get very messy in Bendigo

Children from all over Greater Bendigo will be enjoying getting dirty, sticky, wet and generally messy at the Bendigo Community Toy Library’s Messy Play Day to be held on Saturday 7 April 2018.

In its third year, the now annual and free community run event is open to all members and non-members and will be held at the Spring Gully site from 9.30 am-12 noon on Saturday 7 April 2018.

The popular event will have around a dozen different activities across the morning, with the ever-favourite activities of coloured spaghetti and spray painting returning, as well as new activities such as ice-chipping, water-bead sensory balls, clay and much more. Bunnings Warehouse will also be attending and asking the kids to get their hands dirty and plant some seedlings.

Bendigo Community Toy Library President Brooke Bennett said there are so many benefits of messy play. “It is a tactile experience that stimulates children’s senses and assists in developing hand eye coordination and fine motor skills,” Mrs Bennett said.

“Children are active learners and messy play makes it fun, and of course it even more fun for the parents and carers when the mess isn’t being created at home.

“The day is also a great opportunity for families to see the wide range of toys we have for borrowing, so please come and enjoy the day with us.”

A 12 month membership to the toy library starts at $35 per family. Families joining the library on the day will receive a special membership offer of 18 months for the price of 12 months.

The Bendigo Community Toy Library is on the corner of Spring Gully Rd and Kendall St, Spring Gully, visit or phone 0439 504 857.