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REVIEW: Abbie Lane | A Perfect Day Out for Your Toowoomba Kids

Are you looking for a fun, new place to explore as a family? Well we have you covered because Abbie Lane in Highfields (just outside of Toowoomba), has everything you need for a great family day out.

Abbie Lane should DEFINITELY be your next family day out!

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Abbie Lane is a delightful place that is a feast for your senses! When you arrive, you are greeted with a clean, relaxed, family-friendly environment.

Abbie Lane consists of a café, a women’s clothing store, hairdresser, real estate agency, a quirky caravan store and other shops to rouse your curiosity.

You can choose to sit inside the ‘The Café at Abbie Lane’, however you will likely be drawn to a table outside in the well-kept surrounds under the shade of a large umbrella. Sit back and relax whilst you take in the serene environment outside in the garden.

The gated kids’ area is a safe, easy to view playground which allows you to enjoy breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea in some form of peace!  It’s fantastic and provides lots of toys and activities to keep the kids entertained. The Café provides a great menu with a large array of options to suit the fussiest of taste buds.  They also cater specifically to the little ones which is a bonus. With live music most Sundays, why don’t you come along to see what the fuss is all about?

Abbie Lane Cafe & Stores

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You will notice all the little details that make Abbie Lane famous with families. The gated kids play area, the hanging pots, the flower gardens, and rustic love chairs that scatter the lawn.  With so much ambience and little nooks and crannies to explore, your senses are treated to the details you’ll find in every corner of the lane.

Once you’ve enjoyed a bite to eat and have sat back and taken in the surrounds, you’ll love exploring the little shops that are within Abbie Lane.

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It really is a ‘one-stop-shop’ where you can purchase yourself a new outfit and accessories at ‘Bella Boo-tique’ and then head on down to the next shop ‘Trussardii Hair, Makeup and Beauty Studio’ to treat yourself to a complete make over.  Highfields & District Realty are also located within Abbie Lane and can assist with all your property requirements.

Kids’ Area at Abbie Lane

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It certainly is the kids’ area at Abbie Lane that will keep you coming back time and time again.  It is clean, tidy and large enough to accommodate small children where you can easily have a cup of tea or lunch whilst being able to supervise them at all times.


Address: 10522 New England Highway, Highfields

Phone: 0488 712 100

Operating Hours: Closed Monday. Open 9am-4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday

We are certain that you’ll love Abbie Lane as a family friendly day out.  It’s a definite winner for being able to enjoy a great meal in a relaxed environment, a kids friendly play area, and specialty stores to meander to and fro.  Why not check them out this weekend?

If you really want to make a day of it, why not stop by at the Chocolate Cottage on your way home to treat yourself to some delicious chocolates and other goodies!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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