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Come pet the Clydesdale and enjoy cart drives at Open Day
This historic farm was established in the 1840 and the existing buildings date from the 1850s. Scottish settlers Agnes and William Bell and their children held the farm from the 1850s to 1951. The National Trust acquired stewardship of the property in 1976 and lovingly restored its buildings and cottage garden. And this is your rare chance to explore it with family and friends.
The event is to be held at the Gulf Station Heritage Farm on Saturday, 12 October, 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
The work horses of Australia Clydesdales
This will be a family fun day with activities for everyone, especially the kids. This will be both educational and a chance to understand our great Australian heritage. On the day, there will be many attractions, especially the working Clydesdale. These massive horses have been pulling carts and bullocks for 100 of years here in Australia to help the settlers carve a niche into the red dirt of Australia.
Other attractions on the day will be the joy of watching the working sheepdogs, and Craft demonstrations including blacksmiths, leatherworker, spinners & weavers, basket makers, needlework & tapestry, post-&-rail fencing, plant propagation, talk on keeping chooks, and rope making. Kids get to make their own skipping rope or dog lead to take home. Bush bands and bush poet. Art exhibition.
Horse-drawn cart rides. Tours of the historic house and garden, plant stall. Food vendors.
• Horse drawn caravans
Many things will be on sell on the day as well so plan to take some old-world treasures home. And the kids may want to dress up to make the day more magical.
Have a ride in the horse drawn caravan
So set the GPS to 1029 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria. Either take a picnic basket or enjoy the food on hand on the day.
Thanks to Greg Rogers for the lovely photos of past events.