Caboolture Historical Village – yesteryear fun for families
Things to see and do at Caboolture Historical Village
The village has a collection of more than 70 cars, trucks and tractors, and more than 70 buildings to visit, 40 of which are of historical significance. Some of the historic building include the original Caboolture Council Chambers, complete with some of the original furniture, the first Caboolture Hospital, and Glenowen House, an example of how the upper class lived in the Caboolture area. There’s also churches, the police station and original railway stations.
Set over 12 acres, there’s plenty of interactive experiences on offer. Here’s our pick of the best ones for kids:
- Watch the blacksmith make horse shoes the old fashioned way
- Have a go at gem sieving – every child leaves with a small swag of gemstones
- Take a ride on the train through the extensive property (beware of outlaws – they sometimes hold up the train!)
- Enjoy a traditional Devonshire tea at the Tea House
- Visit the old post office, the barber or the washroom, to see how these jobs were traditionally performed
- Lunch at the Caboolture Historical Village Cafe, followed by an ice cream if it’s a hot day
- Make something crafty, such as a peg doll (craft activities offered during the school holidays)
- Pat the friendly resident donkey
- Pose for a photo opportunity in the retro telephone boxes
For your convenience, there are a number of toilet facilities located around the property. You are also welcome to bring a picnic, if you don’t wish to purchase food and drinks. There are lots of lovely shady spots where you can spread out the picnic rug.
Caboolture Historical Village – the facts
The village is open seven days per week, from 9 am to 4 pm, except on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Entry costs are as follows:
Adults: $15.00 Concessions $11.00 Children (5 to 12 years): $7.50 Children under 5 years: free entry
The Caboolture Historical Village is located on 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture. For more information, or to make a booking for one of their kids’ programs, visit their website.
More for families to do in the Caboolture area
Also nearby is the family-friendly Abbey Museum of Art and Archeology. This museum is known for its excellent school holiday programs, that help to foster a love of history among children. Each year, the Abbey Museum’s Medieval Festival attracts huge crowds, with activities and events that appeal to young and old.