Where is it: The Historic Rivermill precinct – in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland at 950 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Mount Nathan
What’s it all about: A unique opportunity to have a close-up experience with some beautiful Peruvian Horses.
Tell me more: It’s so wonderful to see the look of amazement on the faces of the kids when they are up close to animals, especially animals as impressive as this! We had a lovely experience with some fantastic Peruvian Horse which are known for their smooth gait (or running style). We got to see how they are kept, how they are trained, groomed, and even took them for a little walk. And of course, lots of time for patting them too. These magnificent animals can trace their roots directly to Peru and it was lovely to be able to get up close and personal – it was an experience that the whole family enjoyed!
Gold Coast's Gaited Horses Rivermill is situated at the lovely Historic Rivermill precinct with its amazingly tranquil setting, with a lovely café overlooking a beautiful section of the Coomera River. Filled with heaps of freshwater turtles, fish and eels, this was another fun animal encounter for the kids as the turtles love to be fed! Also on the farm are alpacas, deer and a pig which rounded off an amazing day out!
Where is it: Various locations, Moreton Bay Region
What's it all about: A free event put on by Moreton Bay Regional Council - just for fun!
How can I join in: Come along to the park with your favourite teddy bear and be prepared to have fun!
Tell me more: Moreton Bay Region's Teddy Bears Picnic is a really fun and popular event for little kids! Aimed at kids under school age, there's lots of entertainment and activities on offer - it's a great way to get your little ones out and about in a safe and relaxed setting. The jumping castle was hard to get past - so much fun and it was great for the little kids to have one all to themselves without sharing with the older kids! There was more than just that on offer with a baby animal farm, face painting heaps of art and craft and of course teddy bears were everywhere, including a nice little teddy bear parade! There was even free teddy bear biscuits and fruit for our picnic! This annual event takes place in different locations so make sure you check out the details of the event - and make sure you check out what the theme is for the day! A really nice day out for the little ones!
Norfolk Lakes Park, Narangba 2019
John Oxley Reserve, Murrumba Downs 2018
Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine 2017
Jamieson Park, Scarborough 2017
Pine Rivers Park, Strahtpine 2016
Where is it: 187 Missigs Road, Haigslea (about 50 mins West of Brisbane).
What’s it all about: Ewe Nique is a lovely little hobby farm where everyone can experience a personal connection with some loved farm animals!
Tell me more: Cities have always relied upon farming, but
sometimes it might seem that this different way of life is so far removed. We have some fantastic farmland close by to our city, and it’s easy for us city-folk to experience a little bit of life on the farm – so important to ensure that we don’t lose that connection and understanding, plus a quick visit to a working or hobby farm is a fantastic little getaway! Ewe Nique Hobby Farm is a small little farm that is home to sheep, goats, alpacas and chickens – all lovingly looked after and all very friendly to their visitors! In order to not stress the animals, Ewe Nique only cater for a small number of visitors per day, which is great not just for the animals, but also for the visitors because you can be assured of having plenty of one-on- one time with the animals, to pat and feed, or simply just relax in this lovely quiet setting. While you are there you can grab a drink and light snack (the coffees and scones are superb!). It’s a beautifully quite and relaxing place to visit, and it’s a perfect introduction to rural life for both kids and adults!
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