Family Fun in Toodyay
Toodyay is a historic farming town 85km north east of Perth. While known for our historical attractions, there are plenty of things to see and do with the family. Whether you are into cute and cuddly or loud and adventurous, Toodyay has something to keep all ages entertained.
The Toodyay Miniature Railway is located by the river at Duidgee Park. All aboard the colourful miniature trains as they meander along. Keep your eyes open to see if you will spot friendly dragons, the mischievous Moondyne Joe, dancing sheep and a stockman with his dog. The trains range from diesel engines to coal fire steam and battery operated.
Catch your breath at Duidgee Park. Situated along the river’s edge, Duidgee Park is the perfect place to enjoy a bbq or picnic. Adults can relax while kids play on the playground, skate park or just run around on the grass. Explorers can stroll the Bilya Walk track that follows the Avon River or simply play by the water’s edge.
Fancy a close encounter with Australia’s most famous icon? Visit Sue’s special mob of wild roos as they come in to feed in the afternoon. It is a sight not to be missed were you will get to see the whole family including bucks, does and joeys. It is a great place to learn, observe and take photos with these special marsupials.
Visit the oldest emu farm in the world at the Free Range Emu Farm. Explore the farm and see the adult emus, nests and chicks in an enclosed but natural setting. You can even watch the incubation and hatching process (in season). For a take home memento, the emu shop offers locally made and produced therapeutic oils, soap, feathers, meat, carved and non-carved eggs as well as souvenirs and books.
Step into a fairy tale at Toodyay Fairytale Farm. Discover amazing stories as you explore the enchanted grounds. Play outdoor games, get lost in the maze and browse the vintage toy museum. Meet some friendly farm animals who are always keen to be fed. Enjoy a picnic amongst the charming surroundings and breathe in the magic.
Super fun for all, Avon Valley Trike Tours provide exhilarating trike tours in and around Toodyay. Seating up to 3 passengers you can choose a set tour or customize your own. Helmets and jackets are supplied, all you need to do is have fun! Perfect for special occasions to treat the adrenaline junkie, but also safe enough for the gentler traveller.
Enjoy the spectacle of seeing the first signs of dawn on a balloon flight with Windward Balloon Adventures. Take in the panoramic views of the Avon Valley as you gently float over rivers, streams, trees and fields. The pilot provides commentary on the region’s activities as well as the science and history of balloon flying. At the completion of the flight there is a delicious breakfast and flight presentation.
Get creative at a workshop. Earth Sculptures Pottery has regular pottery workshops and retreats where you can create your own clay masterpiece. Enjoy morning & afternoon tea along with a light lunch while you have some “Fun in the Mud”. Lifelong Learning hold mosaic workshops for beginners or experienced artists. A creative activity that not only feeds your soul (spiritual, emotional, social wellness), but also produces a beautiful piece to enhance your home. Relax…Unwind…Explore your Creative side…
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