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Kid Friendly Things To Do In Dalby

Need a getaway? Sick of the city chaos? Why not take a day trip from Toowoomba or spend the weekend in Dalby?  The quiet little outback town of Dalby is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Toowoomba. Along the way you will find heaps of things to do in Dalby!

It’s all about the journey, not the destination

Dalby may not seem like your typical holiday destination but for families living in Toowoomba, there are heaps of fun adventures to enjoy along the way! Here are just a few:

Jondaryan Woolshed & Station – temporarily closed

jondaryan woolshed

PLEASE NOTE:  The Woolshed at Jondaryan has been closed since early 2020 and they have not given any timeframe forward as to when it will open again.

The Jondaryan Woolshed and Station is the largest and oldest still operational shearing shed in the world! Full of history and rich cultural heritage, it really is the gem of the Darling Downs region.

At the Woolshed you can take your family on a self-guided tour of the grounds or enjoy a show. There are plenty of displays to watch, with each focusing on something different from the last. hoose from: sheep shearing, history tour, working dog and horsemanship, blacksmith demonstrations, damper making or horse and cart ride!

Location: 264 Jondaryan-Evanslea Road, Jondaryan, QLD, 4403

Opening hours: 9am – 4.30pm, 7 days a week.

Cost: $13 adults, $8 child, $38 family

Australian Army Flying Museum

Located only 25 minutes from Toowoomba, the Australian Army Flying Museum is bursting with military aviation history.

Inside the museum you will discover an incredible collection of 22 aircrafts and associated memorabilia dating back through all the eras of Australian Military Flying. Children will get a hands on experience and learn what it could be like being an army pilot.

The grounds also offer guest the use of undercover outdoor tables and BBQ’s if you want to make a day of it and bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy with your family.

Location: Australian Army Flying Museum, Museum Drive, Oakey, QLD, 4401

Opening hours: 10am – 3pm, Wednesday – Sunday.

Cost: $7 Adults, $2 children, $15 family.

Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tours

If a country escape is really what you are chasing; the horse drawn tours will be right up your alley!

Let the Clydesdales take you on a rainforest tour or novelty ride. There are options to suit everyone and the time you have available. If you aren’t in rush, the Mowbullan Township tour is well worth your time. Or perhaps soaking up the rainforest and enjoying billy tea and fresh made damper around the campfire is more appealing.

Location: (07) 4668 3115 – When you call to make your booking you will be instructed where to meet.

Opening hours: Weekends and school holidays. *They will operate throughout the week for enough people.

Cost: Novelty rides (10 mins) $5 p/p, Bunya (25 mins) $8 p/p, Bunya (35 mins) $10 p/p, Mowbullan Township (45 mins) $12 p/p. Billy tea & damper in the rainforest (2 hours) $40 adult, $20 child.

The trip from Toowoomba to Dalby offers more than country roads and wildlife. Get out of the rut and enjoy these fun things to do in Dalby with your family!

What are your favourite things to do in Dalby when you stop in?

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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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