Our Back in Time Family Fun Day held on Sunday 29 August as part of the Ipswich Galvanized Heritage Festival was a great day.
Adults $7.50 Child $5.00 Family of two adults and four children $25.00. Online bookings essential. This is what was on offer:
Take a step back in time to find out about life in the past. Experience doing the washing in a tub with a washboard. Play hoops, tug-of-war, skipping, croquet, stilt walking and more. Challenge your children to a sack race or help them create their own collage. Go back to school with our old-time teacher.
Visit the display of veteran and classic motorcycles belonging to the Historical Motorcycle Club. Meet members of the Ipswich Genealogical Society and the Spinners, Weavers, Fibre Artisans of Ipswich and learn what they do. Marvel at the tiny scenes created by the Ipswich Mini Crafters. Check out the Queensland Metal Artisans Collective.
Have a sausage sizzle lunch and buy a soft drink.
Enjoy all of the above and take a free ride on the trackless train - getting on at the Bendigo Bank Railway Station in the carport - to see where all the attractions and activities are taking place.
Watch the wheelwright put a metal tyre on a wagon wheel. See the blacksmiths shaping metal into all sorts of forms in the Blacksmiths Shop.
Learn to draw as the young ladies and gents of means did in the past. Miss Julie will help you to fire your artistic skills in Cooneana Homestead.
Taste damper cooked by Amie. She will give you a taste with butter you can make. She may even have some golden syrup!
The Heritage Bus will be taking a tour of the historic Blackstone area on this day, starting from Cooneana at 10am.
Normal charges are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children occupying a seat. Special offer for this day when you book for the Family Fun Day and the Heritage Bus Tour: Adults at children's price for the bus tour.
Covid safety is a priority and visitors are asked to follow signage and directions from volunteers in accordance with current Covid Safe regulations.Please ensure you have no symptoms of the virus and have not been in contact with anyone who has symptoms prior to attending. Thank you for your consideration.
Free parking is available in the site next to Cooneana Heritage Centre - access via our entrance.