Stay Social provides short and long term accommodation options for travellers and business people alike.
Stay Social is warm and welcoming, easily accessible, great value, fun and highly environmentally & socially responsible.
212 Queen Street
Bendigo VIC 3550
Ph: 0473 987 770
Delighted that Ingrid - Environmental Health Officer with the City of Greater Bendigo arrived at Stay Social this morning on a Council fleet electric bike. Pictured next to my electric bike. Fits with our passion for Sustainability and it’s part of the future coming transport revolution. Oh and you will be pleased to know Stay Social passed the inspection with flying colours! With Bike Bendigo ... See more
The future is electric! EV charging will soon be coming to Stay Social. It will be simple to charge the cars of the near future - simply plug in and charge overnight for around the cost of 2 or 3 coffees! ... See more
Tesla drivers can now charge their vehicles while doing their grocery shopping.
Bendigo is home to our fabulous and famous Bendigo Art Gallery. Bring the kids and family to Bendigo for the school holiday program, normal displays and special feature exhibitions.
These school holidays we launch our new Open Range Art program. This program is designed for children and families who visit the Gallery to enjoy time together as art makers. The program is open-ended and encourages child- lead investigation of art materials and processes.
Our Holiday Workshops are still on but now run over one week. These holidays the workshops explore weaving, collage and wire sculpture.
Workshops are suitable for children 4 to 14 years .
Bookings are essential for all workshops and payment must be made at time of booking, call 03 5434 6088. No refunds are available.
Open Range Art
11am – 2pm Tuesday 16 January – Thursday 18 January
Drop into the Gallery and explore our art making tables. Stocked with a wide variety of papers, tapes, pencils and art tools this space aims to encourage creativity and invention.
Participants can choose to start with an art prompt card or investigate the explorer’s box.
4 – 7 YEARS
Cost $7.90 per child per session. Accompanying adults free!
All students participating in these workshops must be accompanied by an adult.
11.00 am – 12.00pm Tuesday 23 January
1.15am – 2.15pm Wednesday 24 January
This workshop will begin with viewing and discussing some of the Galleries most colourful art works. After gathering inspiration children will then create their own weaving on a cardboard loom using ribbons, wool, fabric, feathers and more. Favourite words will also be written down and woven in.
Wings and Things
1.15 – 2.15pm Tuesday 23 January
11.00am – 12.00pm Wednesday 24 January
It’s summer and there are endless insects creeping, so why not create your own. In this workshop children will first take a good look at images of bugs, noticing the great variety in size, shape and colour. Then children will design and make their own insect, bug or ten legged spider using wire, foam, foil, sequins and more. To finish the workshop webs can be drawn for creatures to hide in and wait for prey.
8 – 14 YEARS
Cost $11.20 per child per session
Sketching in Wire
11.00am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 3.00pm Thursday 25 January
To begin the workshop children will look for figures in paintings and then make some sketches of these. The focus will be on gaining an insight into proportions and exploring human posture and movement. Children will then select their favourite figure and using wire and foil create a standing sculpture on a wooden base.
Bookings for all workshops essential – 03 5434 6088 ... See more
Bendigo has wonderful Chinese heritage and history dating back to the very early gold years. Check out the wonderful Chinese Dragon Museum when in Bendigo.
A guardian lion watches over the entrance to the Dai Gum San precinct on a fine Bendigo summer evening.
Another great Bendigo tourist institution - and only a few hundred metres from Stay Social.
At an average of 14 degrees, the coolest place in town is 61 metres underground! Mine Experience Tours are departing every 30 minutes from 10am-4pm until Jan 2. Full details here ... bit.ly/MineExperienceTour ... See more