Having a long weekend so early in the year is a great way to chill out with the family before returning to the work grind. This year, the Samford Museum has loads of activities to immerse you and your family in on Australia Day, including a decent spread with billy tea, damper and a sausage sizzle.
The Australia Day festivities are set to begin at 9am to 2pm this Sunday January 26th, with live music from Werner's music machine, the bush band and Samford Community Choir. Look out for demonstrations from a medieval blacksmith, Bob the Beeman on stingless native bees, rag rug making with Cynthia Nicklin, working miniature steam-machines by The Gap P & H group, Penny Farthing bicycles along with an assortment of museum displays of old Samford Village.
Vintage cars on display at the Samford Museum:image courtesy Facebook
If that doesn't spark the interest of the family then this will, the iconic historical museum will be showcasing a plethora of vintage vehicles and motorbikes to ooh and aah at, along with children's activities for the littlies to enjoy. Even Gran will want to stop by for a minute or two to check out the research on WWI and WW2 Service patrons with Charlie Nolan or to have a chat with one of the members from the Queensland Family Historical Association. This is an event to celebrate Australia Day in all its true-blue pioneering tradition, with plenty of opportunities for some family-friendly selfies. The Samford Museum is located at 21 Station Street, Samford Village. Please note an entry fee does apply.