My family were recently at The Australiana Pioneer Village, so much to do, not enough hours to do it ...
Absolutely loved this place , a step back in time to the 1800's of what Australia used to be like. So much to look at and learn. Lots of activities for kids to participate in. My kids loved going on the animal feeding walk to feed the village animals, they had a sulky ride around the village. We watched the reenactments in the village street and kids can even participate in them. We experienced old world charm in the 'Damper Camp' restaurant, where we had afternoon tea of Damper, cockies joy & billy tea, at a very reasonable cost. The buildings are furnished as they would of been from that era, and each has their own bit of history. Lovely big picnic grounds if you want to take your own food, with bbqs available. Cheap entry into the place, a great place to keep all your family amused and have a relaxing day. We are definitely going back again!
What a fantastic place to see our heritage being preserved by knowledgable and passionate people. It was a chance for our children to experience the life of their great grandparents. We dressed in period costume for a photograph and had the most devious Devonshire tea. The blacksmith was a real hit with my son, he was so willing to share his knowledge with a 10 year old. My daughter loved the carriage ride so much she went on 3 times. The entry price is so reasonable $15.00 for the family... It usually costs me a small fortune to go out for the day. Well done to all involved.
This is a great place to take kids. Loads of room to run around, wonderful old buildings that show how ordinary Australians used to live, horse and cart rides, train rides, good food, picnic areas, an old school house, plenty of free parking and cheap as chips. Its run by volunteers who are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the place. Definitely worth the drive!
A visit to The Australiana Pioneer Village is a must for anyone of us with children or grandchildren - it is such great value for the very cheap entry fee - just $3 for the little ones and $5 for we adults - you can even get a Family Pass for just $15 that includes 2 children and 2 adults. Once inside The Village you get 27 acres to play in - look through the authentic houses, Church, shops, eateries, walk around the lagoon, see all the animals, crack a whip, have a picnic, see the ladies making butter or home-made lemonade, see a shearing and spinning demonstration and take part in a re-enactment - or pay just a few dollars for an old fashioned horse and cart ride - we find it exceptionally good value and the children love it - it's easy to spend the whole day there - and they always want to go back again !!!