Take a step back in time

Take a step back in time at the Laidley Heritage Weekend

Horse and carriage rides will once again be a drawcard at this year's Laidley Heritage Weekend.

The iconic township will indulge in the history and heritage of the region on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, 22-23 April.

Bring the family and come along to Das Neumann Haus and Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum.

The two-day event has lots on offer, according to Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Councillor Tanya Milligan.

"Das Neumann Haus is the place to be for markets and music on Saturday and Sunday, plus there will be plenty of children's activities to keep everyone busy.

"Annie's Place Coffee Shoppe will serve up some real treats, from pancakes to German lunches and of course, specialty coffees and cold drinks.

"The Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum will open its doors so you can enjoy beautifully renovated buildings, small machinery, tractors, vintage cars, black smith demonstrations plus for the first time, the Aussie Adventures Show with The Kangagang on Saturday.

"Experience vintage car rides and vehicles and spend the day enjoying the iconic activities of yester-year," Mayor Milligan said.

For just $3 per seat, the novelty of horse and carriage rides will no doubt be a hit with all ages.

Das Neumann Haus and the Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum will have a great line-up of entertainment on offer, including:

Das Neumann Haus (Patrick Street, Laidley)

  •  Free entry
  • 9am – 3pm daily
  • Experience the German heritage of the Valley
  • Delicious homemade treats from Annie's Place Coffee Shoppe
  • Special pancake menu for the weekend
  • Free entry to the house museum

Saturday

  • Market stalls
  • Live music
  • Museum open
  • Horse and carriage rides from 9am – 1pm

Sunday (kid's day)

  • Clydesdale horse display
  • Face painting
  • Jumping castle
  • Lockyer Valley Circus Arts workshops
  • Lockyer Valley Highland Dancers
  • Children's art and craft activities and games
  • Pony rides
  • Plus lots more!

Laidley Pioneer Village Museum (Corner Drayton and Pioneer Streets, Laidley)

  • Entry by donation
  • 8am – 3pm daily

Saturday

  • Musicians' breakfast from 8am
  • Children's Show – Aussie Adventures Show with The Kangagang
  • The Range Carriage Running Club
  • Lockyer Valley Circus Arts workshops
  • 2nd Lockyer Light Horse Troop display
  • Lockyer Valley Highland dancers
  • Ipswich Small Engines display
  • Children's activities
  • Blacksmith
  • Vintage car rides and motorcycle display

Sunday

  • Musicians breakfast from 8am
  • Horse and carriage rides, 9am – 1pm
  • Entertainment from 10am
  • Blacksmith
  • Small engines
  • Plus all the usual historic displays

For more information visit www.lvrc.qld.gov.au or contact Council on 1300 005 872.

Page reviewed: 20 Apr 2017 2:15pm