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Published December 28th 2016
Wonders of Another Time
Eight Wonders of Caboolture Historic Village Want to step back in time, feel a sense of community, indulge your fantasies of living in another century? Then this is definitely the place for you and yours!
My first visit was an invite soon after I started writing for WEN and what a treat. They wanted an article for their forthcoming Heritage Fair and I happened to visit on the same day as their railway carriage was being delivered. People gathered for the excitement and there were enactments in action for a school tour.
With ample parking or a shuttle bus from the real railway station they seem to cater for everyone. They have kid activity days, dances, bands and all sorts of fun. And you haven't lived until you have experienced one of their 'event' days with fun entertainment, live bands, horse shows, fireworks and so much more.
The Boiling Billy Tea Room offers cuppas and tasty snacks or enjoy a delicious lunch from the more comprehensive Redhall Café menu. They have several function areas for hire and most exhibits boast easy wheelchair access. With more than 70 buildings that's no mean feat.
The Gardens With only a couple of paid staff to my knowledge, this unique village is run by a large contingent of very competent and capable volunteers. And the garden offers delightful pockets of intrigue like the tractor stuck in the lake or the fairy garden in the tree.
Various Specialty Shops The Lolly Shop was my downfall with all those old time treats from musk sticks to teddy bears. Then the scented soap shop next door is another one sublet by an enterprising local.