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Lockdown heartbreak for Ballarat attractions on brink of school holidays


Major Ballarat attractions have expressed heartbreak at another lockdown, just days before school holidays.

Both Sovereign Hill and Kryal Castle were set to reopen on Saturday, but will now be forced to keep doors shut during one of the busiest periods of the year.

Kryal Castle general manager Bart Hamilton says the financial hit will be massive.

"It's heartbreaking, we were hoping to reopen for school holidays as it's where we make a decent chunk of our revenue, he said.

"We understand it has to happen but it's a pretty massive blow to the business for 2021."