The last Back in Time Family Fun Day for 2023 is part of the Ipswich Galvanized Festival of Heritage and will offer some much-loved attractions such as the Trackless Train and the Cooneana Blacksmiths with some new additions.
You will be able to see the work of the Ipswich Koala Protection Society and get a close-up look at these delightful animals. Part of this attraction will be helping us work out which native animals have left their droppings behind!
There will also be some giant games for the over-5-year-old members of the family to play from Fun Works - 'Life Be in it'.
The Classic Car Club will be showing some of their cherished automobiles. Our favourite magician will be there to entertain you too.
Watch the Cooneana Blacksmiths working with their flaming forges and find out how to search for your family history with the Ipswich Genealogical Society.
There will be craft activities for the little ones and the old schoolroom will be open to bring back memories of earlier learning. Try your hand at writing in the style of the 1900s! Check out the dolls collected by one of our members.
The Heritage Bus will be offering rides - either a tour of the historic Blackstone area or a trip to the QPSR train for a ride between Bundamba and Swanbank then back to Cooneana. (These arrangements are yet to be finalized.)
Stalls, food and drinks will be available as always.
Adults: $7.50 Children 4-12 years: $5.00 Under 4 years free Family of up to 2 adults and 4 children: $25.00.
Discover the history of travel and the reason we talk about vehicles having horsepower nowadays. When did we move from horse-drawn vehicles to roaring, racing cars? Why did it happen? What were the early versions of our motor transport?
See some vintage and custom cars, classic and vintage motorcycles, and find the answers when you visit Cooneana Heritage Centre on this special day. Ride the Heritage Bus and get a feel for how we rode into town before air conditioning and other improvements were made.
There will be stalls selling coffee, tea, candies, preserves and souvenirs. Tastes of Imbibis distillery products will be offered and the products will be for sale.
Ride the train with the family and check out all the displays on the way. See a Clydesdale horse and speak with West Bremer Radio on their outside broadcast.
Our Cooneana Blacksmiths will be hard at work. The Magician will try to trick you with his magic show. Visit the Genies to find out how to research your family history.
See the creative crafts of the Spinners, Weavers, Fibre Artisans of Ipswich and check out the old schoolroom and the doll display.
Make some craft items of your own to take home and to remember this day.
Adults $7.50 Children 4-12 years $5.00 Under 4 years free. Families of up to two adults and four children $25.00.
Tickets at the gate. Parking available.
The first Family Fun Day of 2023
Ipswich Galvanized Festival of Heritage Family Fun Day Sunday 11 September 9am to 2pm
What a day this was!
The Mini Crafters exhibit of an old Queenslander in the museum was fantastic and all the other activities were well patronized.
A Time of Courage Family Day 9am - 2pm 12 June 2022
One of our visitors, Kevin Williams, is an amateur photographer who took lots of shots at our A Time of Courage open day on 12 June. Kevin has provided us with a link to his photos for all to enjoy: