Caboolture Historical Village – A Review
Fancy a fun AND interesting day out? Then hit Caboolture Historical Village, about 45 minutes North of Brisbane, it is well worth a visit – for adults and kids.
This historical village is a genuine trip around what Caboolture, or any other Aussie town, was like and not so long ago. From the completely restored and well-stocked General Store to the kitted-out Hospital and Police Station, it is all there to explore in full. We learnt so much about the ‘olden’ days by using things like the old wind-up telephones in ‘phone boxes across the road from each other, sieving for gems and visualising being taught in a tiny ill-equipped classroom. To break the day up there was also the chance to wander around the shady gardens, the new Maritime Museum and the kids’ absolute highlight the mini- train ride around the whole village.
It is well and truly a day adventure, and even better if you go on a day when there is a school group visiting (most Tuesdays-Thursdays, but ring in advance) or a special holiday activity day as there are also additional demonstrations on spinning, the old print shop (where you can print your own picture), blacksmith, dairy and laundry (with an olde washer/drier!).
We have been thinking about going for ages and are so glad we made a visit to support this wonderful and great-value step back in time, especially as it is mainly run by wonderful volunteers.
Go take a look!
The low-down on the Caboolture Historical Village
Where: 200 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture, free pick-ups from the train station if you call in advance. Map here: http://www.historicalvillage.com.au/contact.html
Telephone: 07 5495 4581
Open: Daily (except the whole of Easter, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and during the Urban Music Concert – April 30-May 5 inclusive). 9.30am – 3.30pm
Special Events are: http://www.historicalvillage.com.au/upcoming_events.html
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 concessions, $5 over 5’s and free for Under 5’s. Train rides are $3 extra, but free for under 12’s at weekends. For groups please call in advance as they are very flexible and willing to arrange additional activities too.
Suitable for: Kids (and adults) of all ages, but over 3’s would probably enjoy it most. For school-age children there is also a children’s treasure hunt book to complete.
The village is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.
Facilities: BYO picnic areas, two cafes, including one that does Devonshire teas (and decent coffee). Toilets (modern ones, thankfully)
Review by Emma Lees from www.familylife4u.com a blog about anything and everything in a family’s life to save your precious time and money.