'Oh wow, this is cool' was the mantra of the day. This was a surprising response because when we pulled up we had one unwilling participant. He was only persuaded that this was going to be worth it with mention of the old-fashioned lolly shop.
When I told my mother we were going to Swan Hill she reminded me that we went to the Pioneer Settlement when I was a child. In fact it is the only family holiday I do remember. It was inevitable that I take the kids and I am awfully glad I did.